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New SciTech Vision Prize for Excellence in Teaching: Call for Nominations

Nominations are now invited for this new faculty prize which aims to reward and incentivise inspirational teaching at either an undergraduate or postgraduate level. The 1000 prize is open to individual or small teams of early career staff in FST who are within their first 5 years of appointment to a lecturing post (full-time or part-time staff). Applications should be based upon a record of teaching and supporting learning within the Faculty of Science and Technology at Lancaster University.

Nominations can be made by any member of the faculty (staff, students and the nominee(s)).

Further details of the prize and the process for application can be found here.

All applications should be submitted to Lucy Thorne by 31 March 2009.

New Facilities Coordinator for FST

Anthony Emmess has recently started in post as a Facilities Coordinator for FST. Amongst other things, Anthony will be ensuring that buildings in the faculty are maintained in an appropriate state of repair and cleanliness, together with managing fault reporting and complaints issues via the Planon reporting system. He will provide a key contact in your operational dealings with Estates.

Anthony is based in the faculty office (office B1a), and can be contacted on or extension 94388.

News and Events

LEC Research Featured in Chemistry World

Last summer a large UK team including scientists from LEC escaped the monotony of lab life and headed for Malaysian Borneo as part the OP3 project led by Professor Nick Hewitt.

On arrival, the researchers found themselves in a terribly humid, insect-infested environment, where equipment failure and blood-sucking leeches became part of daily life. The findings and experiences of this expedition are featured in the cover story of the March issue of Chemistry World, the Royal Society of Chemistry's monthly magazine.

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From LU News:

Students Take Up Global Challenge

Blackpool Students have been learning how to 'Cool It' this week at Lancaster University as part of a climate challenge project