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Career Management Surgeries for Contract Researchers

Elaine Davies, who provides career development support for contract researchers, will be available for more careers guidance surgeries over the summer term. These surgeries are particularly appropriate for those who have career choice issues, or who would like help preparing a CV or getting ready for an interview.

Surgeries will take place between 9.30am and 11.30am in room B1a Engineering building on the following dates:

To book a session at a surgery, or for a separate appointment, please email Elaine. Details of resources and workshops for contract researchers are available on Elaine's website.

Reminder: Sci-Tech Forum

A forum has been created to help faculty staff discuss issues surrounding proposed developments in Health and Medicine.

The forum is for all staff in the faculty, and only staff members in the faculty will be allowed to take part. Sign up for a username and password here:

News and Events

SETAC-UK Branch Young Researchers Meeting

Fresh Thinking on Environmental Research: Current and Future Challenges

SETAC-UK Young Researchers Meeting will be hosted at Lancaster University from 5-6 July 2007 in association with Lancaster's Department of Environmental Science and the Society of Experimental Biology (SEB).

The aim of the meeting is to bring together the students and post doctoral researchers working in different fields of the environmental sciences. Participants will have the opportunity to discuss and exchange ideas on the current and future trends of the environmental research.

The deadline for abstract applications for oral and posters presentations is 1st June. More details are available at

From LU and Sci-Tech News:

University Signs Global Games Deal

A Lancaster University spin-out company has signed a deal to distribute 20 mobile phone games developed on campus to a worldwide market of millions.

Student Wins Science Ambassador Award

A Lancaster University student has won the Young Science and Engineering Ambassador of the Year Award.

Climate Change in Cumbria

A Lancaster University Professor took part in a high high-profile seminar focussing on the impact of climate change in Cumbria.

Maths Department Help for A-Level Students

Two local Further Mathematics A-Level students visited Lancaster University's Department of Mathematics and Statistics in April for help with their differential equations coursework.

Arctic expedition to investigate chemical pollution

Lancaster University scientists are heading for the Arctic as part of an international investigation into how chemical pollutants are affecting a unique part of the planet.

Do You Have A Business Idea To Make Our Environment A Better Place?

The Lancaster Environment Centre at Lancaster University has launched a competition to find four green business ideas and help turn them into reality.

Chancellor Backs Charity Challenge

Sir Christian Bonington has given his backing to two members of staff at Lancaster University who aim to climb the three highest mountains in Britain within three days.