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The Brilliant Club – PhD Tutor Recruitment

Are you a PhD student or Postdoc looking for meaningful, paid teaching experience?

Through working as a tutor with The Brilliant Club, you will:

  • Develop teaching experience and other employability skills
  • Receive high-quality training in teaching pedagogy
  • Enhance your knowledge of the UK education system
  • Disseminate your research to a unique, non-expert audience
  • Join a community of like-minded researchers across the UK
  • Have the choice of how many placements you’d like to take part in, getting paid £500 per placement

What is The Brilliant Club?

Only 1 in 50 of the most disadvantaged quintile of 18 year olds progress to a highly-selective university. Over the last five years, The Brilliant Club has worked to increase this number by recruiting, training and placing over 1000 researchers across the UK to deliver programmes of university-style teaching to small groups of high-performing pupils from underrepresented communities.

There is now the opportunity for you to join this growing community of like-minded researchers and become a Scholars Programme tutor in 2017-18, supporting pupils to develop the academic skills, knowledge and confidence needed to progress to highly-selective universities.

The Brilliant Club will be holding an Information Event at The University of Manchester in the Roscoe Building, room 3.3, on Wednesday 6 September at 1pm. Please come along if you would like to find out more about becoming a Scholars Programme tutor.

To find out more about the tutoring opportunity and to watch a short video of tutors speaking about their experience, please visit www.thebrilliantclub.org/the-brilliant-club-for-researchers/get-involved/ To apply, please complete the application form found at the bottom of the Brilliant Club website page.

If you have any queries please do not hesitate to email The Brilliant Club at apply@thebrilliantclub.org

Posted on behalf of Roz Webster, Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Officer (SUPI & Academic Enrichment for Biology, Medicine, and Health

Tel +44(0) 161 275 7676 | Email roz.webster@manchester.ac.uk

Call for PhD researchers – become a paid widening participation fellow

Are you a PhD student passionate about your subject area? Would you like the opportunity to work with local school children? …then the Widening Participation Fellow programme might be for you!

The Student Recruitment and Widening Participation Team are recruiting PhD students for the position of Widening Participation Fellows. These flexible paid positions support the University’s widening participation activities with a range of learners from primary through to sixth form. Fellows deliver workshops and sessions for students linked to their subject area.

For more information about the University’s widening participation work please visit: http://www.manchester.ac.uk/undergraduate/schoolsandcolleges/

More details about the role and the application form can be found here:
http://bit.ly/2slP6I7

Apply online by 5pm on Friday 25th August 2017: http://bit.ly/2rMg3rJ

Please note these positions are open to PhD students who won’t be in their final year from September 2017. Students who will be 1st Years in their PhDs in September are able to apply.

For further information and enquiries, please contact the relevant Faculty Officer below:

Just So Festival: Science Workshop 2017

SCIENCE WORKSHOP CALLOUT

The multi-award winning Just So Festival is on the lookout for an exciting porposal for a science workshop over over 8’s. A weekend camping event for families in Cheshire (a short 45 mins from Manchester) on the 18th, 19th & 20th of August Just So provides a space to take families out of their day to day lives and into the extraordinary. A place where art, music, theatre, puppetry, circus and literature are embedded in the beautiful wild landscape of Rode Hall, Cheshire. All of our programme, from pillow fights and midnight feasts to performances and dance workshops are designed for families to do together.

We have recently created a new area of our festival, in partnership with The Week Junior, The Forgotten Courtyard, which is a space full of interesting talks and workshops -we have a whole host of brilliant people, from The School of Tropical Medicine to Project Real Junk Food along side award winning authors and adventurers and The Week Junior themselves hosting big debates and journalism workshops.

You can see a bit more about what we do here and here. If you are interested in proposing something for the festival contact Cathryn on cathryn@justsofestival.org.uk with a brief outline of what you would like to do and any costs associated by the 2nd of June.

Cathryn Peach, Creative Producer, Wild Rumpus
07812671908
www.justsofestival.org.uk
@justsofestival

Manchester MegaPixel needs you!

Mathematician and science communication award winner Katie Steckles is running a large-scale maths project at this year’s Manchester Science Festival – the MegaPixel will be a giant photograph made from individual pixels, the same way computer and phone displays show images, built in a large window at the Museum of Science and Industry – and coloured by hand!

We’re looking for schools to take part in the project by colouring in a small section of the image and sending back pixels to us in the post – we’ll be posting out packs to schools on 16 September, to return by 10 October, and the pack will include everything you need to colour 64 pixels, plus activities, lesson ideas and worksheets around the way computers store and manipulate pixel images, suitable for KS2-5. It’d be great for a school STEM club or one-off lesson, and the activities have links with maths, physics, computer science and art.

If you’re interested in helping, please visit manchestermegapixel.com and find the sign-up form on the How do I get involved? page. The packs will be sent out on 16 September, and we only have a limited number of places, so sign up soon to make sure you don’t miss out!

Katie
katiesteckles@gmail.com

Science Blogging Day – call for academics and postgrads (European City of Science)

#leapyear Donate Your Extra Day To Science! Calling all Manchester writers

We are running a Science Blogging day to start working towards the European City of Science. Over one day, we want to kick start the Manchester 2016 Science Bloggers community and give you a platform for the year. We’ve got a great line up of contributors and our aim is to populate the ECOS website with stories. This invitation is open to all academics and postgrads across the University of Manchester, University of Salford, and Manchester Metropolitan University.

Leap into Science Blogging
Monday 29 February, 2016 at 11:00 AM – Salford, United Kingdom

Full details and registration at:
https://www.eventbrite.com/e/leap-into-science-blogging-tickets-20670577253

Posted on behalf of Professor @andymiah
http://www.andymiah.net
Chair in Science Communication & Future Media
School of Environment & Life Sciences
http://hub.salford.ac.uk/els

Final few places available for Famelab UK Manchester Heat – 2 February 2016

Scientists and engineers share your enthusiasm for your subject with others.

The search is on for the new voices of science communication! Do you think you can intrigue, entertain and explain a scientific idea or concept to a lay audience in just three minutes? Then Famelab, the UK’s biggest competition to discover new talent to engage the public in science, engineering, technology and maths is for you!

There are only a few days until the Famelab heats in Manchester – and there are just a few spaces left so sign up quickly!

The Museum of Science and Industry is hosting heats of FameLab, on 2 February 2016.

Find out more here: http://msimanchester.org.uk/whats-on/exhibition/famelab