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 Joanne.
In 2016 we will be hosting workshops in the following locations (details to be confirmed):
University of Manchester on Friday 8th April.
University of Warwick, Friday 24th June. Applications are now open.
University of Glasgow, November 2016 (date tbc).
The Francis Crick Institute, London
We start taking applications about 2 months before a workshop. Check back here for more information in early 2016, or get in touch with Joanne.
Photos: Tom Donald
Photo: Sense About Science
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