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Science and Technology Scholarships

Science and Technology Scholarships are now being advertised with FindAPhD.

75 scholarships are available for students starting in October 2014. They will provide tuition fees and living expenses and are available to both home/EU and overseas applicants. More information


Become a STEM Ambassador

There will be a STEM Ambassador training session on Wednesday 12 March.

The Ambassador programme allows volunteers from a science and technology background to support young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM). To find out more about what's involved, go to www.stemfirst.com/ambassadors-and-employers.

The session will take place in Room A02 in the Charles Carter Building from 3pm-5pm. If you wish to attend, please contact Sue Hargreaves.


International Phylogenetics meeting at Lancaster

Lancaster University will host an international phylogenetics meeting this April as part of Lancaster's 50th Anniversary celebrations. The line-up of four outstanding speakers in the field makes this a great opportunity for anyone interested in phylogenetics, bioinformatics, evolution or infectious disease.

For more details of the speakers and how to register for this free event, go to http://eggg.st-andrews.ac.uk/spdg/.


New 'mentor-match' scheme for Lancaster staff

A new mentor-match scheme could help you find someone that you could talk to about work challenges that you are facing, ideas that you want to implement or how to develop your career. Alternatively, if you have a desire to help others to develop and grow, the scheme could help you share your experience and knowledge.

Tailored to both academic and professional service staff, these schemes are designed to enable mentees to access mentors from across the University, whom they would not normally have the opportunity to meet. Find out more about mentoring at Lancaster University.


Business Partnerships and Enterprise

BBC seminar at Lancaster University this week

Adrian Woolard, project lead at the BBC's R&D North Lab, will talk about the research challenges the organisation faces and the ways in which Lancaster and BBC have worked together in the past on Wednesday 19 February at 12pm.

Since January 2012, Adrian has been responsible for Connected Studio - a year long innovation programme working with BBC Online, its products and underlying platform. More information available at: www.bbcconnectedstudio.co.uk

Staff and students all welcome. A networking lunch is available following the seminar.

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Bike Hire Survey

The Bike Hire Scheme Project (BHSP), sponsored by Green Lancaster, is an Eco Lancaster initiative to investigate the demand for a bicycle hire service at Lancaster University.

Staff and students can help by completing a 5-minute online survey: https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/Rent-a-Bike-Lancs.


Wellcome Trust-Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Postdoctoral Fellowships

Wellcome Trust-Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) Postdoctoral Fellowships provide four years' support for recently qualified postdoctoral researchers to gain experience of research at the interfaces between biology/medicine and mathematics, engineering, computer, physical or chemical sciences. Find out more


News

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£1.7 million academy launched to boost engineering industry

£1.7 million academy launched to boost engineering industry

Lancaster University has launched a £1.7 million Engineering Design Academy which will help boost the performance of more than 128 small and medium enterprises and bolster the North West's engineering skills-base.

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NASA captures 360 degree views of dancing lights of Saturn

NASA captures 360 degree views of dancing lights of Saturn

"Glamorous" images of the dancing lights around Saturn have been captured in greater detail than ever before, thanks to two NASA spacecraft.

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A brighter future for cancer diagnosis

A brighter future for cancer diagnosis

Lancaster University is taking part in a UK research initiative which is bringing significant improvements in the diagnosis, treatment and prognosis of three of the world's most common forms of cancer.

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Lancaster students to present their work to SET for Britain judges

Lancaster students to present their work to SET for Britain judges

Congratulations to Dmytro Iatsenko and Gemma Lancaster - both 3rd year Physics PhD students supervised by Professors Stefanovska and McClintock (Nonlinear and Biomedical Physics Research Group).

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Springer Prize for Lancaster physics student's PhD thesis

Springer Prize for Lancaster physics student's PhD thesis

Springer Publishing House has selected PhD thesis by Dr John Wallbank for a publication as a book, and awarded him a cash prize.

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Death in the digital age - what happens to our status updates after we've gone?

Death in the digital age - what happens to our status updates after we've gone?

As Facebook marks its tenth anniversary this month, researchers at Lancaster have been looking into how social media is changing our way of living and dying.

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