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New MSc course in science communication in Manchester

The Manchester Metropolitan University is starting a new Masters-level course in Science Communication in September 2016. Crastina got in touch with the programme leader, Dr Sam Illingworth. Hi Sam, could you tell us what will the study programme…

Swedish trailblazer project has recruited women to tech university for 30 years

Lund University, Sweden, started a recruiting project in 1984 to attract more women to technical educations. Today, 30 years later, the project Flickor på Teknis (‘Girls in Tech’) is still running and with great success.

Advice for a newborn academic: bring your compass!

“Every time we learn something new, we challenge naivety,” writes Simon Peyda, biomedical researcher from Karolinska Insitutet, Stockholm, who is making his own path through the academic system. Two of his messages to other young job-seekers:…

Terrible or Formidable? You are in charge of how the recruiters perceive you!

Presenting oneself in an industrial context can be a true challenge for researchers fostered in an academic culture. Bérénice Kimpe, career facilitator for PhDs in France and Germany, has a main message: make sure you present yourself the way you want to be perceived.

Anna Ajduk, brain circulator: “One of the key words in present-day science is networking”

Anna Ajduk, reproductive biologist, decided to move back to Poland after some very successful years in the UK. Forming her own research group at the University of Warsaw, she represents the professional repatriation movement which has been referred to ”brain circulation”.

50 survival tips for students

Through Quora, a list from 2006 resurfaced in which Ben Jones of MIT summarized 50 things which he considered important for anyone facing a college experience.

Science librarian compiles ”cool linky stuff for undergraduates”

John Dupuis, science librarian, has collected some links for his son who is a first year physics student. Useful stuff – and linky!