YES 2018 competition will be taking place this autumn.The call for applications is now open. YES is designed to develop business awareness and an understanding of entrepreneurship in UK postgraduate students and postdoctoral researchers. This goal is achieved through a competition in which those participating prepare a business plan for a hypothetical company. Full details about this competition and how to apply, please see the link.
A Northampton man who feels passionately about improving dementia care in the town has entered his home into a ‘Win a House’ competition. The four bedroom town house is located across the road from Abington Park and worth £600,000. Marty Pumbien and his partner Annie are hoping to sell the maximum number of 500,000 tickets. Part of the proceeds from the competition will help fund the UnityDem Centre, co-run by the University of Northampton. Entry fee is £5 for a raffle ticket and the competition closes at midnight on the 14th October.
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The Association of British Turkish Academics (ABTA) announces the 2018 Doctoral Researcher Awards to promote and reward academic and scientific excellence among researchers pursuing doctoral degrees in the UK. The competition is open to all students and the deadline for applications is the 5th March 2018. For details about the competition, please see the link.
The search is on for the new voices of science communication. FameLab has become arguably the world’s leading science communication competition, and is designed to help people communicate science and engineering to a wider audience, whether in schools, at public events or through the media. Over the autumn heats will be taking place across the country from Aberdeen to London, Cardiff to Cambridge.
If you’re currently working in science. technology, engineering or maths, and think you can explain a science or engineering concept in an engaging way to non-scientists in just three minutes, FameLab wants to hear from you!
The winner of the heats will get the chance to take part in a weekend MasterClass with experts in media & communication skills, before vying for the title of FameLab UK champion at the National Final in March 2013 where they will have the chance to take home £1,750 to further their career.
So if you think you have what it takes visit http://famelab.org/uk to register.