Despite attending many conferences during our time in academia, the work that goes into organising these events remained a mystery. When the call for proposals for the Young Life Scientists’ (YLS) symposium came out, we thought it would be a great opportunity to see things from the other side. After all, how hard can it be to organise a one-day symposium?! Continue reading How to Organise a Symposium
To promote new ideas, and explore the lesser-acknowledged creative aspects of science and technical elements of arts, I joined forces with a group of talented artists from London Fine Art Studios in Battersea to explore the similarities in the ways that scientists and artists work. Continue reading Viewing the Invisible – a science and art collaboration
Picture this. You are embarking on a new research project. You might feel nervous, excited, and even apprehensive. What will your supervisor be like? So imagine the horror when you realise they have no interest in you or your research. What do you do? (Hint: cry is not the answer!) Continue reading Managing Your Manager: 5 Tips to Tackle that Terrible Supervisor
Paywalls have become the scourge of this intrepid desk-chair policy officer, and I sometimes find myself reminiscing about my former university libraries with their vast range of journal subscriptions and inter-library loans, which together made paywalls seemingly non-existent. Continue reading Open access: what’s all the fuss about?