LINK 19 – Student Led Interdisciplinary Research Conference

Call for Abstracts

Link19 is the 5th edition of the University of Nottingham and the University of Nottingham Students’ Union’s interdisciplinary research conference and will take place on Monday 20 May at the East Midlands Conference Centre.  This student-led research conference aims to empower postgraduate students to share and celebrate their research in a positive, constructive and collaborative space, and to facilitate the development of interdisciplinary networks.  This year the conference is open to all postgraduate students from other local Universities. Postgraduates can submit an abstract for a poster or presentation on any research topic and from within any faculty department, regardless of the stage of their research.

The closing date for abstract submission is the 10th April 2019.

Visit the LINK webpage HERE to find out more 

Save the Date! Pint of Science is coming to Lincoln!

Pint of Science is coming to Lincoln! 

Pint of Science is a non-profit organisation that brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research and findings with you. You don’t need any prior knowledge, and this is your chance to meet the people responsible for the future of science (and have a pint with them). Our festival runs on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of May 2019, so make sure you put those dates in your diary. Further information will be provided about venues and tickets shortly.

Our vision is of a world in which anybody who wants to learn more about science has the confidence and the means to do so. We believe that background and personal circumstances shouldn’t determine a person’s potential to engage with research, and we want science to be at the heart of society, a topic for pub conversation. We think that building a culture of curiosity and encouraging people to ask questions is vital if we’re to find solutions for some of humanity’s biggest problems.

Our mission is to provide a platform for debate between researchers and the public, all the while building a sense of community between science fans who share our values. We bring scientists and the public together in neutral community spaces – pubs, cafes and halls – encouraging a two-way discussion that benefits everyone. As we continue to grow, we aim to expand our events to allow new audiences to enjoy and influence scientific research.

Our events fall into the following topics:

  • Beautiful Mind – neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry
  • Atoms to Galaxies – physics, chemistry, maths, astronomy
  • Our Body – medicine, human biology, health
  • Planet Earth – geosciences, plant sciences, zoology
  • Tech Me Out – biotechnology, robotics, computers
  • Our Society – law, history, politics, policy, languages
  • Creative Reactions – art and science come together

To sign up for our Pint of Science Newsletter, please click HERE

Save the Dates!

Pint of Science is coming to Lincoln! 

Pint of Science is a non-profit organisation that brings some of the most brilliant scientists to your local pub to discuss their latest research and findings with you. You don’t need any prior knowledge, and this is your chance to meet the people responsible for the future of science (and have a pint with them). Our festival runs on the 20th, 21st and 22nd of May 2019, so make sure you put those dates in your diary. Further information will be provided about venues and tickets shortly.

Our vision is of a world in which anybody who wants to learn more about science has the confidence and the means to do so. We believe that background and personal circumstances shouldn’t determine a person’s potential to engage with research, and we want science to be at the heart of society, a topic for pub conversation. We think that building a culture of curiosity and encouraging people to ask questions is vital if we’re to find solutions for some of humanity’s biggest problems.

Our mission is to provide a platform for debate between researchers and the public, all the while building a sense of community between science fans who share our values. We bring scientists and the public together in neutral community spaces – pubs, cafes and halls – encouraging a two-way discussion that benefits everyone. As we continue to grow, we aim to expand our events to allow new audiences to enjoy and influence scientific research.

Our events fall into the following topics:

  • Beautiful Mind – neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry
  • Atoms to Galaxies – physics, chemistry, maths, astronomy
  • Our Body – medicine, human biology, health
  • Planet Earth – geosciences, plant sciences, zoology
  • Tech Me Out – biotechnology, robotics, computers
  • Our Society – law, history, politics, policy, languages
  • Creative Reactions – art and science come together

To sign up for our Pint of Science Newsletter, please click HERE

College of Science: Life Beyond your PhD

Are you unsure about life after your PhD?

If you leave career decision-making to the end of your PhD, jumping to the job search stage tends to happen.

This career focused event invites all PhD students from the College of Science to attend a half day event and explore the career options open to you after completing your PhD.

The event will take place on Wednesday 16th January 2019 and the programme will consist of speakers from across the research career pathways, to provide a comprehensive perspective of the future for Postgraduate Research students.

Places are limited for this event so we advise registering, please register your place by booking HERE

We are currently scheduling Life after your PhD events for College of Arts, College of Social Science and the Lincoln International Business school if you would like to attend your college event please email doctoralschool@lincoln.ac.uk to register your interest.

College of Science Life Beyond Your PhD programme:

9.00 am – 9.25 am Registration
9.25 am – 9.30 am Welcome from Prof Jon Whitehead

College of Science PGR Lead

 

9.30  am– 10.00 am Unconscious Bias Session

Eleanor Glanville Centre

 

10.00 am – 10.45 am Dr Joanna Young – Scientific Editing Company

Dr Terence Makanyire – GSA Environment Ltd

 

10.45 am – 11.00 am Break
 

11.00 am – 11.45 am

Prof Stephen Bevan – School of Life Sciences

Prof Belinda Colston – School of Computer Science

 

 

11. 45 – 12.30 am

Dr Karolina Korzycka,  – Procter & Gamble

Victoria Sanderson – Siemens

 

12.30 pm – 1.30 pm Lunch & Networking

 

1.30 pm Conference Close

 

 If you have any questions or require more information please email doctoralschool@lincoln.ac.uk

LAST CHANCE! Be part of the National 3MT competition! Apply TODAY!

What is the Three Minute Thesis competition?

Three Minute Thesis (3MT™) is a research communication competition developed by The University of Queensland which challenges research higher degree students to present a compelling oration on their thesis and its significance in just three minutes in language appropriate to a non-specialist audience.
The first 3MT was held at UQ in 2008 with 160 RHD students competing.

Which other Universities are taking part?

Since 2011 the popularity of the competition has increased and 3MT competitions are now held in at least 170 universities across more than 17 countries worldwide.

Who can participate?

Anyone who is active in a PhD (including thesis under submission) are eligible to participate. Graduates will not be permitted to enter.
Anyone who is undertaking a professional/named/higher doctorate is not eligible.

How does it work?

The Doctoral School will organise and host the University of Lincoln Final on 20th February 2019, at the University Postgraduate Research Student Showcase. Two awards will be presented at the final, Panel Winner and People’s Choice winner both will receive £100 voucher and the panel winner of the University of Lincoln final will then go forward to the UK Online Semi-final on 6th July hosted by Vitae as well as represent the University of Lincoln at the EMDoc regional final in September 2019.

The top six contestants at the Semi-Final will go on to the UK final which will take place during the Vitae Researcher Development International Conference in September 2019 in Birmingham.

Competition rules
• A single static PowerPoint slide is permitted (no slide transitions, animations or ‘movement’ of any description, the slide is to be presented from the beginning of the oration).
• No additional electronic media (e.g. sound and video files) are permitted.
• No additional props (e.g. costumes, musical instruments, laboratory equipment) are permitted.
• Presentations are limited to 3 minutes maximum and competitors exceeding 3 minutes are disqualified.
• Presentations are to be spoken word (e.g. no poems, raps or songs).
• Presentations are to commence from the stage.
• Presentations are considered to have commenced when a presenter starts their presentation through movement or speech.
• The decision of the adjudicating panel is final.

If you are interested in taking part in the Three Minute Thesis Competition, please complete the application form and return it to doctoralschool@lincoln.ac.uk by the closing date Friday 21st December 2018