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Chemistry Graduates Meet Freshers to Launch the New Chemistry Department

Over 90 alumni, ex staff, current staff and new students came together on October 18 to celebrate the re-opening of the Chemistry Department at Lancaster University.

Graduates travelled from as far as Canada and Egypt to be involved in the reunion and many brought along their treasured photos of university life and, in one case, the original exam papers from 1969. Freshers mingled with graduates who took the opportunity to share their experiences of how to use the subject to pursue a stimulating future.

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Reminder: Call for Non-Academic Representative on the Policy and Resources Committee

Nominations are invited for a non-academic staff representative to serve on the faculty Policy and Resources Committee. The representative will serve from 2013/14 for a period of three years. Eligibility for nomination extends to all non-academic staff in the faculty who are in technical, clerical, secretarial and administrative roles. Nominations should be signed by a nominee and a seconder who must both themselves satisfy the criteria for eligibility. Nominations should include a brief statement declaring that the person nominated is willing to stand. Please submit all nominations to Lucy Thorne by Friday 15 November.


Business Partnership and Enterprise

QinetiQ to give seminar

QinetiQ provides expertise in defence, aerospace and security employing more than 9,000 people worldwide. Stuart Armstrong, Chief Technology Officer for QinetiQ's Simulation and Training Group, will visit Lancaster University to give a seminar on the impact of game technologies on how we learn, on Wednesday 6th November 2013.

Staff and students are welcome to join at 12pm in Engineering Lecture Theatre 3. A networking lunch is available following the seminar.

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Science and Technology Christmas Conference

The Christmas Conference, on Tuesday 17 December, is an opportunity to hear about new research from across FST with talks from academics and research students from all science and technology departments.

This year's invited speaker is Professor Charles Spence, head of the Crossmodal Research Laboratory at Oxford University.

As well as this, there will be the usual Graduate School poster competition. Faculty research students have until Friday 8 November to submit an abstract.

Save the date in your diaries and keep an eye on the bulletin for further details. Add to your calendar.


FST Distinguished Visitor Programme in Physical Sciences

The Faculty of Science and Technology has a new Distinguished Visitor Programme in Physical Sciences. Its objectives are:

This joint venture involves the Departments of Chemistry, Engineering, LEC and Physics. It will support both Extended (1-3 months) visits of distinguished academics to initiate new activities at Lancaster, and Short term visits (around 1 week) by distinguished academics from overseas, for establishing new collaborations with Lancaster and the delivery of a guest lecture.

The call will remain open until Saturday 1 March 2014, with the organisers taking funding decisions on the newly submitted applications on the end of each calendar month. More details


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