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Event: Resilence, Recovery, Happiness. 4 November 1pm Zochonis Building

An interactive music event: Resilience, Recovery, Happiness –  1pm Friday 4 November,  Zochonis Building Café (ground floor), Brunswick Street

The Division of Psychology and Mental Health in the Faculty of Biology, Medicine and Health are holding an interactive music event that will explore and write new songs on the themes of resilience, recovery and happiness with Music Action International’s refugee torture survivor collective, Stone Flowers.

Stone Flowers will teach and sing songs from their existing repertoire as well as premiering new songs exploring the resilience that has kept them going through difficult times, and the happiness discovered through creativity and music.

You can meet the band, listen, and even join in – regardless of musical experience!

Prof Gill Haddock, Head of The Division of Psychology and Mental Health, comments: “This is a great opportunity to celebrate our experience of resilience, recovery and happiness through the medium of music. Everyone is welcome to attend to just listen or participate and enjoy.”

Everyone is welcome to attend – please just drop in on the day.

For more information, please contact emma-louise.cullen@manchester.ac.uk or kamelia.harris@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

Elements: Poetry in molecular motion

Thursday 27 October 2016, 7:00pm – 8:00pm
School of Chemistry, The University of Manchester, Brunswick Street, Manchester, M13 9PL

Be immersed in a poetic and scientific experience of all the senses, as poet and meteorologist Rachel McCarthy performs works from her acclaimed poetry collection Elements. Meanwhile, Dr Frank Mair and Dr Steven Rossington complement Rachel’s words with visual, olfactory and audio stimuli.

Booking required (fee: £5.00):

This event is part of the Manchester Science Festival #MSF16

Be part of Biology Week 2016

Biology Week is an annual celebration of life science with events all over the UK and beyond for everyone from children to professional scientists. It is a great opportunity to share your passion for biology as part of the biggest week in the life sciences calendar, now in its fifth year!

See: http://www.rsb.org.uk/biologyweek

Biology Week 2016 will run from Saturday 8 – Sunday 16 October inclusive. There are many different ways to get involved:

Biology Week 2015 was a huge success with over 130 events taking place. Relive the highlights, in our news story, photo album, Storify, and awards or debate podcasts. We hope many more of you will get involved this year.

Posted on behalf of: Natasha Little, Royal Society of Biology, Media Manager, 020 7685 2553, 07770 685 101

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London SciComm Socials – Career Development Session

The feedback from our recent symposium highlighted how useful it was to meet people who worked across a range of science communication and public engagement careers, and have the chance to ask them questions about what it’s like to do those jobs, and how they ended up in those jobs in the first place.

We’ve scheduled a range of meetings and training sessions in July as a result of the feedback we had at the symposium, and on Wednesday 20 July (2pm – 5pm) we are running career development session at the Wellcome Trust.

We have 7 brilliant table hosts, who will each speak about their career history, and everyone who attends will have the chance to ask them questions. Hopefully, it will be an opportunity for an informal, useful, honest chat about what it’s like to work in this industry.

I know it is short notice, but it would be great to see some of you there, and please do promote the event to anyone who you think would be interested. It’s free to attend, but we are asking people to register here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/london-scicomm-socials-career-development-session-tickets-26520568735

The next London SciComm Social is also on 20 July – from 6pm in the basement cocktail bar of The Somers Town Coffee House (https://www.facebook.com/events/1279217805425640/). Please join us for cocktails, cake, and chat!

Posted on behalf of Kimberley Freeman, Partnership Communications Manager, Medical Research Council

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Fair Education Alliance – Manchester Report Card Launch 14 June 6pm

The University is hosting and event with the Fair Education Alliance (FEA) on Tuesday 14 June, 6pm – 8.30pm, to launch the FEA’s second report examining educational inequality across England.

The Fair Education Alliance was launched in June 2014 and is a coalition of over 55 of the UK’s leading organisations from business and the third sector. Its aim is to work towards ending the persistent achievement gap between young people from our poorest communities and their wealthier peers. The launch event will feature a keynote speech from the University’s Chancellor Lemn Sissay and a presentation of the Report Card by Fair Education Alliance Director, Lewis Iwu. There will also be a Q&A session with a panel.

You are very welcome to attend and further details and registration for the event can be found here.

Posted on behalf of Stephanie Lee , Head of Widening Participation and Outreach,The University of Manchester