Interning with the education policy team at the RSB
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by Matt Harwood
4y ago
The recent wave of Doctoral Training Partnership (DTP) schemes have paved new ground for the enrichment of doctoral learning through extended transferable skills programmes. Through this scheme, I was introduced to the Royal Society of Biology, to work alongside their education policy team. As a BBSRC-funded PhD candidate, I am part of the Midlands Integrative ..read more
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Engaging the Silent Majority
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by David Smith
4y ago
How can you ensure all students in a teaching session have the opportunity to engage, be involved and interact? This is the question that I wanted to address when I set out to understand why students choose to sit in a given location within the lecture theatre. Learning Spaces Research My case study presented to ..read more
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Lifting the curtain – in celebration of LGBTQ+ scientists’ visibility
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by Alessandro Coatti
5y ago
Who inspired you to find who you are or who you could be? “Dear Minister, I am a twelve-year-old Queer. I want to be a Queer artist like Michelangelo, Leonardo or Tchaikovsky.” As a child, Derek Jarman, the film-maker, artist and gay-rights activist, knew who his heroes were. He looked up to them because their ..read more
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“Parliament is a stronger body because of the scientists present today.”
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by Megan Sharps
5y ago
It was another packed room for this year’s Parliamentary Links Day, organised by the Royal Society of Biology on behalf of the science and engineering community. The day sees a number of keynotes and panel discussions between policymakers, politicians, researchers and sector leaders, with this year focusing specifically on “science and new frontiers.” Rt Hon ..read more
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The debate on regulation of heritable genome editing
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by Alessandro Coatti
5y ago
Nature has published a letter from a group of scientists and bioethicists calling for a moratorium on the clinical use of heritable genome editing. The concern motivating this letter is the potential for misuse of genome editing on human embryos for assisted reproduction. This use of genome editing could one day provide the best medical ..read more
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