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Christmas Conference 2010

This year's SciTech Christmas Conference will be held on Tuesday 14 December in the Management School building. The day will include a poster session for PhD students and contract researchers, together with talks from all Science and Technology departments.

There will be two invited speakers this year: Julian Ellis from the European Commission, who will talk about 'Future and emerging technologies - pathfinder for ICT research in the EU', and Professor Rachel Cooper, from Lancaster Institute for Contemporary Arts, whose talk is titled 'Why does the EPSRC fund design?: putting the D in STEM'.

Christmas Conference talks
Christmas Conference programme

Applications for Associate Dean for Resources and Infrastructure

Applications are invited for the post of Associate Dean for Resources and Infrastructure in the Faculty of Science and Technology. This is a new post in the faculty, which recognises the core relationship between the development and delivery of the faculty's strategy and the management of resources within the faculty. The deadline for applications is 12 noon on Friday 17 December 2010.

Download more details of the role and the application process

Nominations for Appointment Panel

In line with the faculty constitution, nominations are requested for the appointment panel for the above post. The panel will comprise The Dean plus two members of faculty staff (one should be a man, and one should be a woman). Each of these two members must be have been nominated by three members of faculty staff. An election will be held if necessary. The appointment panel will meet in January 2011.

Download a nomination form

FST Research Grants

Congratulations to the successful applicants for the latest round of Faculty of Science and Technology Research Grants:

The deadline for the next round of funding is Monday 28 February 2011.

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Faculty Christmas conference poster sessions

Thanks to all those who submitted abstracts and titles for the Faculty Christmas Conference Poster session. We had a fantastic response with 92 submissions. The posters have now gone through the selection process and everyone should have received an e-mail. In light of the recent problems with the University e-mail service, please get in touch with Liz if you have not heard anything.


Postgraduate graduation ceremonies are being held on Wednesday 15 December. To celebrate, the Faculty of Science and Technology will be holding a graduation reception. This will take place in the LEC atrium at 3pm. All those who were involved in the teaching and administration of these students are welcome to celebrate with the students and their families.

Research Development Programme

Courses for next term are being finalised and should be online over the next couple of weeks.

Research Fellowships in Science and Engineering

Online application is now open for the 2011 round of 1851 Royal Commission Research Fellowships in Science and Engineering.

These fellowships are intended to give young scientists or engineers of exceptional promise the opportunity to conduct a research project of their own instigation. Candidates should be in possession of a PhD degree or in the final stages of their PhD studies. More details are available at:

Staff prizes 2011

The University’s Staff Prizes for 2011 are now open for nominations. The prizes are a means of celebrating and rewarding outstanding achievement.

Full details are now up on the Human Resources website.


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Student Wins iPhone App Competition

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LEC deepens its relationships with prestigious Chinese partners

Vice Chancellor, Prof. Paul Wellings, together with LEC staff Prof Bill Davies, Dr Merce Aloy, Dr Hong Li and Prof Kevin Jones, visited the Chinese Academy of Sciences (CAS) and China Agriculture University (CAU) in Beijing in late September 2010, to further strengthen collaborations with China. Read more

LEC Researchers Take Part in China Talks

Lancaster University researchers were in Beijing this month taking part in round table discussions on Science, Innovation and Business Growth with Dr Vince Cable, UK's Secretary of State for Business, Innovation and Skills. Read more