All faculty members are encouraged to attend the first Faculty Forum of the new academic year on Wednesday 10 November.
The meeting, which is a forum for all staff to discuss the policies and activities of the faculty, will take place in the Conference Centre room 4 at 4pm.
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The National Teaching Fellowship Scheme (NTFS) is applicable to those working in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland. It is funded by the Higher Education Funding Council for England, the Higher Education Funding Council for Wales, and the Department for Employment and Learning in Northern Ireland. Up to 55 awards of £10,000 are made to recognise individual excellence. The award is intended for Fellows' professional development in teaching and learning or aspects of pedagogy.
Anyone interested in exploring further what the scheme is about and the possibility of putting themselves forward for a nomination is invited to an informal NTFS Briefing Event on Thursday 25 November in IAS MR2, 1300-1400.
All research students and early career contract research staff are invited to submit a poster for the SciTech Christmas conference. Two £200 cash prizes will be awarded for the best posters; one for early career contract research staff and one for research students. £100 will be awarded to the runner up in the PhD category.
At this stage all you need is a title and an abstract. The deadline for these is Friday 12 November. Guidelines and online submission can be found on the SciTech website: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/conference/call_for_posters.php
Check out the Research Development Programme web page for more details of training courses that are on offer and the training requirements for this year: http://www.lancs.ac.uk/sci-tech/postgraduate/rdp
The Wellcome Trust is holding a free event at Liverpool Science Park on Wednesday 10 November, to help researchers find out more about funding available from their Technology Transfer Division. Find more details and express your interest in attending at: http://www.liverpoolsciencepark.co.uk/
Following the award of Lancaster University's fairtrade status in 2007, The University's Fairtrade Steering Group would like to hear about anyone who does any work associated with any aspect of fair trade. If this applies to you, please get in touch with Carole Howorth.
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