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Popular science blog looking for contributors

The Brain Bank, one of the North West’s largest science blogs (with over 600,000 views to date), is looking to recruit new contributors.

See: http://thebrainbank.scienceblog.com

We are a friendly group who aim to support scientists at all stages of their careers (from undergraduate to professor) in engaging with the public and improving their communication skills. Our contributors enjoy the opportunity to develop and explore their own voice, gain editorial experience and compile an impressive online portfolio of published work – with previous contributors now holding a remarkable array of academic and publishing positions.

Although our current posts cover predominantly biological sciences, we hope to expand our reach and would love to hear from scientists from all academic backgrounds.

So, if you have a passion for science communication and would like to learn more about this opportunity please e-mail Sarah Fox (sarah.fox-3@manchester.ac.uk) for more details.

British Science Festival Fringe Programme for families and schools: Open call

Be a part of the Fringe Science Festival 2015 in Bradford this September.

The Fringe Science Festival will be following on from the British Science Festival which is being hosted by the University of Bradford in 2015. The Fringe is starting on Friday 11 September and going through to Friday 18 September.

The Fringe Science Festival is aimed at a young audience, families and the community including schools (Key Stages 2, 3, 4 & 5), and hopes to attract 20,000 people in total from Bradford and beyond during the week. This open call is an opportunity for anyone interested in running an activity/event for these audiences.

The theme of the festival is ‘Science’ so it could involve anything from chemistry to religion, from art to engineering. We are open to all formats whether it is an interactive event for children or an engaging workshop for the community as long as it links with science in some way.

If you have an idea for an event which your organisation can provide, please complete the short form application form and a member of the Fringe Science Festival team will be in touch with you.

The deadline for submissions is Sunday 26 April 2015.

Please note: If you have any questions regarding the application, please get in touch with Richard Davany directly R.Devany@bradford.ac.uk. Richard is overseeing the applications and will be best placed to advise on any queries.

 

Manchester Science Blog – The Brain Bank – call for contributors

The Brain Bank, one of Manchester’s largest science blogs, is looking to recruit new contributors.

See our blog here – http://thebrainbank.scienceblog.com

We are a friendly group who aim to support scientists at all stages of their careers (from undergraduate to professor) in engaging with the public and improving their communication skills. Our contributors enjoy the opportunity to develop and explore their own voice, gain editorial experience and compile an impressive online portfolio of published work – with previous contributors now holding a remarkable array of academic and publishing positions.

Although we are currently a biological sciences blog, we hope to expand our reach and would love to hear from scientists from all academic backgrounds.

So, if you have a passion for science communication and would like to learn more about this opportunity please email Sarah Fox (sarah.fox-3@manchester.ac.uk) for more details.