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FST Studentships 2008-2009

A number of Allocated PhD Studentships and Open PhD Studentships are available to Science and Technology departments. Details can be found on the SciTech website:

Christmas Conference: Grad School Poster Competition

This year's poster competition is now open to members of the SciTech Grad School, with prizes available for contract research staff as well as research students.

For full details of the competition see the call for posters on the faculty website. If you want to enter you have until Friday 21 November to submit an abstract for your poster online.

Postgraduate Associate Dean Vacancy

Call for Applicants for Associate Dean for Postgraduate Studies

Applications are now invited for the post of Associate Dean for Postgraduate Studies in the Faculty of Science and Technology to take over from Pete Sawyer in August 2009.

The major duties of this post are to direct the Graduate School and to provide leadership in postgraduate teaching and postgraduate research. As a member of the Dean's Group the Associate Dean will to contribute to the development and delivery of the faculty's strategy. It would be advantageous for applicants to have some management experience as well as experience of, and enthusiasm for, postgraduate teaching, learning and assessment.

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Nominations Invited for Appointments Group

In order to proceed with the appointment of a new Associate Dean for Postgraduate Studies, our constitution requires the establishment of an appointments group. Details of this group and guidelines for the submission of nominations are available for download:

Appointments Group

Distinguished Professors

Lancaster University has established a new senior group of 'distinguished professor' reserved for limited number of star academics who are internationally recognised as world leaders in their field.

Congratulations to Keith Beven and David Hutchison, who join Bill Davies, George Pickett and Swapan Chattopadhyay as distinguished professors in the Faculty of Science and Technology.

Faculty Research Grants

The following projects have been awarded FST Research Grants, following the call for applications in October:

Faculty Research Grants of up to 1,000 are available to staff across the faculty, with priority given to applications from early career staff.

The second and final deadline for applications in 2008/09 is Friday 6 February 2009.

Research Committee Representatives

Jenny Harding from Psychology is the only nominee for Non-academic Staff Representative on the Research Committee, while Peter Love from Physics is the only nominee for Research Staff Representative. Both are elected unopposed.

News and Events

Seminar: Physics behind Pre-Earthquake Signals

Wednesday 19th November 2008, 1600-1700
Cavendish Lecture Theatre

A talk by Professor Friedemann T Freund (NASA Ames Research Center, California).

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Exhibition: Bough Down - A Forest Of Paintings

Friday 14th November 2008 - Sunday 18th January 2009
Lancaster Environment Centre

An exhibition of work by Kate Bentley, a professional painter who lives and works in an AONB area which crosses the Cumbrian and Lancashire border. Admission free.

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From LU and Faculty News:

University Entrepreneur Promotes Recycling In Schools

A headteacher has praised the "brilliant concept" behind an environmental teaching aid sold by a young entrepreneur based at Lancaster Environment Centre

Lancaster particle detector begins its journey to Japan for the T2K experiment

Lancaster University's particle physics group have been putting the finishing touches to a 500k, 6 ton particle detector which begins its journey this week to UK and European labs, before being shipped out to Japan in 2009