Sense about Science ? equipping people to make sense of science and evidence
Upcoming Standing up for Science media workshops
Every year we hold four Standing up for Science media workshops for early career researchers: in London, Manchester, Scotland and - for the first time in 2015 - Warwick.
Workshops are aimed at PhD students, postdocs or equivalent in a first job. There are 40 places available, with priority places offered for those who are members of or funded by the workshop's partner organisations. If you have any questions about the workshops, email Victoria.
University of Glasgow, Thursday 20th November 2014: This workshop is open to early career researchers in all sciences, engineering and medicine.
See flyer for details. Applications have now closed.
**Based in Scotland? We're holding a peer review workshop on 21st November at the University of St Andrews**
University of Manchester, Friday 27th March 2015: This workshop is open to early career researchers in all sciences, engineering and medicine.
University of Warwick, 19th June 2015: This workshop is open to early career researchers in all sciences, engineering and medicine.
MRC National Institute of Medical Research (NIMR), London, 25th September 2015: This workshop is open to early career researchers in all sciences, engineering and medicine.
We start taking applications about 2 months before a workshop.
For further information, please get in touch with Victoria.
Photos: Tom Donald
Photo: Sense About Science
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