What’s your elevator pitch?

I, along with probably every scientist at some point during their PhD, get a sinking feeling when someone that I don't know well asks "so, what's your PhD on?" Cue mild panic. What do you say? Total stranger: "Biology." First time meeting but with a vague idea of who they are: "Microbiology with some computer… Continue reading What’s your elevator pitch?

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Is Instagram helping public engagement with science?

Those who follow me on Instagram may have seen the daily polls that I’ve been putting on my story. I’m really liking it as a way to get a little bit of insight into people’s opinions on a variety of different topics, from AI to scicomm to podcasts. The one that I found most intriguing… Continue reading Is Instagram helping public engagement with science?

Communicating science with TeaTime Science!

TeaTime Science is one of my favourite accounts to follow. I chatted to Michael and Amy, who set up TeaTime Science in January 2015 as a science communication platform, to get the lowdown on how they got started, what their highlights have been and where they see it going in the future. You can find… Continue reading Communicating science with TeaTime Science!

Insects, Fossils and Lava Coins: Three months with the Yorkshire Museum

I can’t believe my three months at the Yorkshire Museum are up already! It has been so much fun and I have learnt a huge amount about geology, history and how a museum actually runs behind the scenes. Shout out to literally everyone in the curatorial team for being super patient every time I piped… Continue reading Insects, Fossils and Lava Coins: Three months with the Yorkshire Museum

Buzzing about at the Insect Festival

Okay, there was no buzzing. Not from the Museum table anyway; all of our exhibits had been dead for a while. But the whole Royal Ent Soc event, hosted in the Hospitium in Museum Gardens, was packed full of visitors and there was definitely a buzz about the place. The Museum brought some specimen trays… Continue reading Buzzing about at the Insect Festival

Week 3 – Outreach, GoPros and dogs at polling stations

I am writing this post a little behind schedule after a busy weekend hosting various Swimming & Water Polo events (shameless plug for how amazing the Club is for being shortlisted for Club of the Year and Campaign of the Year, in part due to the fantastic #UYSWCvCancer fundraising). All ready for the arrival and… Continue reading Week 3 – Outreach, GoPros and dogs at polling stations