Congratulations to Deputy Pro-Vice-Chancellor (interdisciplinary research and impact) and former Head of the School of Life Sciences, Professor Laura Green, who has been appointed to the role of Pro-Vice-Chancellor for Life and Environmental Sciences at the University of Birmingham. She will take up her new role on 1 October 2018.
Delivering STEM experience to young people
On the 15-19 July, the School of Life Sciences welcomed students from across the UK as part of the 2018 Headstart Programme. The programme provides a university taster course for 16-17 year olds with the opportunity to explore the different biological disciplines taught within the School of Life Sciences. The course enables students to gain experience at a prestigious university prior to making UCAS applications, showing them the different courses and career paths available.
Across the week, students took part in a wide range of hands-on laboratory experiments and lectures including physiology, microbiology, cell biology and molecular biology.
Organised by the EDT (Engineering Development Trust), Headstart has been established for more than 18 years as a charitable trust providing hands-on Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths (STEM) activities and taster courses to encourage young people into technology-based careers.
Work Life Balance, Mental Health and Well-Being event held on 5th July