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Call for applications for Associate Dean for Research

Applications are now invited for the post of Associate Dean for Research in the Faculty of Science and Technology to take over from Professor Mike Kosch in January 2014.

The major duties of this post are to provide leadership in research, and as a member of the Deans Group 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 enthusiasm for research and an acceptance of disciplinary variations in research activity.

Further details of the post and the formal call for nominations are available to download:

Job Description | Call for applicants

Centre for the Study of Extreme Events: Meeting tomorrow

Lancaster academics interested in the Study of Extreme Events are invited to an internal meeting 2-3pm tomorrow (Friday 7 June) in Engineering seminar room 2. During this meeting Professor Malcolm Joyce will chair a discussion around existing research expertise in this area and present a proposal for a seminar programme and sandpit both of which will engage external bodies to build research collaborations.

eLearning help during Summer 2013

ISS will be employing three student eLearning Assistants over the summer to help with the backup and restore process of moving from 12/13 moodles to 13/14 ones. There will also be some time for them to work on smaller projects or just clean up your moodle pages to make them tidier or prettier, on request.

Examples of things the eLearning Assistants can do are:

To propose a mini project or small package of work that can be completed during this summer, please contact Phil Tubman.

Postgraduate Research Conference

On Saturday 13 July Lancaster University will be holding a Postgraduate Research Conference. The theme for this year is creation and change. The conference aims to:

The conference is for postgraduate research students from Lancaster University, University of Cumbria and the University of Central Lancashire. Guest speakers will include Professor Mark E. Smith, Lancaster University's Vice Chancellor.

Go to for more details.

Business Partnerships and Enterprise

Engineering students make finals of national start-up business competition

Engineering students Scott Nash, Daniel Richardson and Aaron Aboshio have won the northern heat of the Youth Entrepreneurs Scheme 'Engineering YES' competition for their spin-out renewable energy company Atlantis.

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The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation makes finals of national innovation awards

The Centre for Global Eco-Innovation has been announced as a finalist in the PraxisUnico Impact Awards, Collaborative Impact Award category, which recognises collaborative projects that leverage the intellectual assets of a university's research base. The centre is a collaboration between Lancaster University, the University of Liverpool, Inventya Limited and Northwest businesses.

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70 students set to benefit from internship programme

70 paid internships have been scoped for Science and Technology students during summer 2013. Demand for the 1-3 month internships has been high from all departments, with 400 students registering interest to work with organisations from the Northwest region, across the UK and overseas.

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United Utilities visit Lancaster for Business and Industry Seminar

Tony Conway, Director of Strategic Asset Planning and Engineering at United Utilities, will give the next seminar in the series on the science and innovation challenges for United Utilities. Staff and students are welcome to join the seminar on Wednesday 12th June, Charles Carter lecture theatre at 12pm, followed by a networking lunch 1pm-2pm.

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