outside academia

OPINION: Science and social media – Alice Gray

Posted on 14 June 2018 by Andrew Hollins

Do you engage in social media, or is it that mysterious ‘dark art’ that you don’t venture into? During the 2018 Research Staff Group away day Alice Gray presented on “Science and social media”, and subsequently agreed to turn a portion of her talk into a blogpost. Here is that post outlining the simplicity, reach, and potential
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INTERVIEW: Public Engagement- Karen Reed

Posted on 15 April 2016 by Maddy Young

Contributed by Dr Karen Reed Why get engaged? I am not, of course, referring to the activity which pre-empts marriage. Rather the critical activity of communicating our work to the general public in a way that allows them to connect with the science, and to understand the “why” and “how” behind what we do as
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INTERVIEW: Ali Baird – ‘research to goldsmith’

Posted on 23 March 2016 by Andrew Hollins

There can often be a focus on prescribed pathways through scientific careers, however few experiences truly follow a linear trajectory. Here is an example of an evolving work / life path that stopped off within Biosciences for many productive years before hitting upon an interesting new direction… in Ali’s case literally ‘going for gold’… Contributed by Ali
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