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RAE Plenary Presentation

Faculty staff attending the Plenary on Wednesday 1 March were presented with an overview of the methodology used in producing RAE quality profiles delivered by Associate Dean for Research Colin Lambert. Colin's talk covered issues to be addressed in optimising the outcome of RAE2008. Additional information on the RAE is available from the Research Support Office or from departmental Research Committee representatives.

Download Colin Lambert's presentation

Ideas Festival Reminder

The inaugural Lancaster Ideas Festival will be held this Friday at the Leadership Centre, offering the chance to hear short illustrated presentations by professorial staff including several from the Faculty of Science and Technology. Admission is free, and all are invited.

Ideas Festival timetable

Travel Grants and Staff Development Funding

Don't forget that Faculty Travel Grants exist to make funds available to help with costs towards:

Staff Development Funding is also available for group/departmental staff development events or individual staff courses or development.

Applying for travel grants
Applying for staff development funding

Faculty Office Changes

There will be a temporary change to faculty office personnel from 27 March: Pauline Roberts will stand in for Rebecca Wilson as PA to the Dean while Rebecca is providing maternity cover for the VC's office.

From LU News...

Science and Technology related stories from the past few weeks:

African Sleeping Sickness Breakthrough

Researchers have made a crucial breakthrough in the journey towards finding a treatment for African Sleeping Sickness

http://domino.lancs.ac.uk/info/lunews.nsf/r/348e

Tropical Rainforest Research

Lancaster University is leading the team which will examine how tropical forests in Malaysia interact with the earth's atmosphere

http://domino.lancs.ac.uk/info/lunews.nsf/r/348a

Parasites Promote Biodiversity

Parasitic plants can improve the biodiversity and fertility of ecosystems

http://domino.lancs.ac.uk/info/lunews.nsf/r/3422

Royal Society award for Lancaster University Researcher

Geography's Barbara Maher has been awarded a prestigious five-year Royal Society Wolfson Research Merit Award

http://domino.lancs.ac.uk/info/lunews.nsf/r/34a2

National Science Week Events

Lancaster University will be buzzing with primary school children this month as they learn more about minibeasts and flowering plants

http://domino.lancs.ac.uk/info/lunews.nsf/r/3432