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BIG Skills Day: Using Social Media for Science Communication

BIG Skills Day: Using Social Media for Science Communication – Friday 2 December, 9.30am – 4.30pm, Tramshed Tech, Cardiff

Social Media is being increasingly used to bring science to a broader audience. This one-day training session will help you understand the benefits of using social media and how to use the different platforms on offer. You’ll hear about organisations who do it well and gain some top tips about simple, but effective ways to increase the visibility of your posts. We’ll discuss some potential pitfalls and some Dos and Don’ts of using additional content such as photos, videos and infographics – and conclude with ways of evaluating the success of your campaigns.

£45 for BIG members which includes refreshments and a light sandwich lunch. Non-members will need to join BIG first (annual cost £30) before registering.

Please make sure you are logged in as a member (using your email address) before you register for this event.

For more information or to book your place, visit www.big.uk.com/socialmedia

Sarah Vining, BIG Administrator
admin@big.uk.com

Tweet your Best Science Facts #ESOF100Days

In the 100 days leading up to the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) conference commences, the organisers in partnership with Manchester Science Partnerships, will be giving away 100 day passes via Twitter to those who follow us @ESOF2016 and tweet us an interesting science fact using the hashtag #ESOF100days

The competition is open to all early career researchers and higher education students and will run from 15 April to 1 July, or until we have given away all 100 passes.

Find out more here:
http://www.esof.eu/news/ESOF-100-days.html

About EuroScience Open Forum
In July 2016 the EuroScience Open Forum (ESOF) will come to the UK for the first time; to Manchester, the historical Cottonopolis of the industrial revolution and home of wonder material Graphene. ESOF is Europe’s largest interdisciplinary science meeting, attracting over 4,500 leading researchers, thinkers, innovators, policy makers, journalists and educators from over 90 countries. Over the course of five days (23-27) participants from across the scientific community will discuss and discover modern advancements in science and debate the direction that research is taking in the sciences, humanities and social sciences. Over 150 conference sessions are planned, featuring more than 500 speakers from 80 countries. Find out more here: http://www.esof.eu/

Posted on behalf of the EuroScience Open Forum

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.

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.

Communicating with the Public Using New Media – Ed Yong

Learn how to making blogging and tweeting make an impact on communicating your research to the public.

The Faculty of Life Sciences Training Programme is pleased to present a lecture on ‘all things new media’ by the award winning science writer Ed Yong.

When: Friday 12 April 2013, 2-3pm

Where: Stopford building, lecture theatre 1.

Bookings: Places are limited, so book online here.