Month: April 2015

Free portrait photography now available for FoM staff

PhotoFaculty of Medicine staff are now able to arrange free portrait photography sessions directly with Andy Pritchard, to take place in his studio at the St Mary’s campus.

If you’d like to make a booking, please email Andy to arrange a time for you to visit him.

This will provide you with high resolution digital portrait photographs, perfect for your PWP, website and personal use.

HR launch new information booklet

HRHR are running a showcase event to launch the brand new HR services, initiatives and staff benefits booklet Supporting our People. The event will provide you with the opportunity to meet the HR teams and find out more about the wide range of services and information available to support you in your role. Every area of HR will be represented so you can discuss training and development, well-being initiatives, support for those with caring responsibilities and much more – all in one place.

Wednesday 15th April 
11 – 15:00
Queens Tower Rooms
South Kensington Campus

View the staff benefits booklet Supporting our People.

Phenomics and Phenomic Networks Symposium

logoThe Division of Computational and Systems Medicine are hosting a one-day symposium under the title of “Phenomics and Phenomic Networks” to be held on Thursday 30th April 2015 (10.30 am – 5.00 pm).

Purpose: To bring together like-minded individuals to facilitate deeper integration of phenomics into the wider ‘omics community, and develop a Phenomic Network in the UK.

We are delighted that leaders of various ‘omics centres/units in the UK have agreed to talk at this event, including:

  • Prof Dame Carol Robinson (University of Oxford)
  • Prof Tony Whetton (University of Manchester)
  • Dr Christoph Steinbeck (European Bioinformatics Institute)
  • Prof Mark Viant (University of Birmingham)
  • Dr Julian Griffin (University of Cambridge)
  • Prof Jeremy Nicholson (Imperial College London)

Attendance to the symposium will be free of charge but places are limited so will be allocated on a first-come basis. You can register to attend and view the programme via the eventbrite link.

Public Engagement Masterclass

Applications are invited for this new Public Engagement Masterclass. This workshop is aimed at newly independent and other mid-career researchers and will provide the opportunity to explore the role of engagement within your research and how you and your group can engage with people outside academia in an effective and rewarding way.

The programme will address the wider societal context of public engagement with research and discuss how to engage and partner with different communities (e.g. cultural organisations or community groups). The course will incorporate a mixture of workshop-style sessions, individual reflections, panel discussions and short talks from prominent researchers who have successfully embedded public engagement within their work.

The workshop is open to researchers from all disciplines, with a limited number of bursaries places available. To optimize discussions and interactions between tutors and participants, numbers are limited; therefore, early application is advised. For further information, visit the workshop website.

Topics will include:

  • The context of public engagement
  • Understanding audiences
  • Inspiring conversations
  • Engagement at the front line
  • How to engage
  • Making the most of partnerships
  • Community partners and patient groups
  • Cultural organisations
  • Strategic evaluation
  • Public engagement – turning your plans into action
  • Evidence of impact.

Programme committee
Karen Bultitude (University College London, UK)
Sophie Duncan (National Co-ordinating Centre for Public Engagement, UK)
Chloe Sheppard (Wellcome Trust, UK)

Confirmed tutors and speakers
Kim Aumann (Boing Boing Community Interest Company, UK)
Dan Bird (Whitefire Associates Ltd, UK)
Paul McCrory (Learn Differently Ltd, UK)
Mary Chambers (Oxford University Clinical Research Unit, Vietnam)
Paul Fletcher (University of Cambridge, UK)
Sara Houston (University of Roehampton, UK)
Erinma Ochu (University of Manchester, UK)
Steven Hill (Higher Education Funding Council for England, UK)
Averil Horton (Brunel University, UK)

Application deadline: 1 June
Event date: 27-29 July 2015
Location: Wellcome Trust Genome Campus, Hinxton, Cambridge, UK

Find out more and apply here.