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FameLab 2015 is here!

Passionate about science? Love telling people about your research?

FameLab needs you!

The International competition in science engagement is back for another great year of head to head communicating. Providing researchers in academia and industry the chance to engage a wide public audience, FameLab is a great way to get your research out there. Previous winners have gone on to travel the globe, and appear on radio and TV. The FameLab final can be found on YouTube at the foot of this post (note – the full video is nearly 2 hours long!)

Fame Lab 2015

Fame Lab 2015

Contestants have just three minutes to convey a science or engineering concept in an exciting and engaging way. If that sounds like your sort of challenge, FameLab wants to hear from you. The competition is open to anyone currently working science, technology, engineering or maths. More details can be found here.

UK competitors have the chance to win £1750 in prize money and a *weekend Master Class* with experts in media & communication skills, not to mention a chance to appear in the FameLab International Final at the Cheltenham Science Festival in June 2015.

The Newcastle heats and final are taking place at the Stand Comedy Club on the 24th February 2015. The heats will run during the day and the final in the evening. To sign up please fill out this registration form

There will be an optional training session at the Centre for life, on the 9th February from 5pm-7pm. If you wish to attend, contact Duncan at duncan.yellowlees@life.org.uk

Library Training Materials

The slides for all sessions delivered in Michaelmas term 2014 by (or in conjunction with) professional library staff, including sessions on finding information, critical reading, open access, copyright and historical collections, have now been added to the Library Resources pages.

Additional guidance and information can be found on the Library Researcher pages, or by contacting the Liaison Librarian for Research or your department.