BU Celebrates British Science Week

british-science-week-logo-300To mark British Science Week (13-22 March), BU is celebrating excellent examples of research taking place all across the university.

From 10am on Monday 16 March, students and staff will be able to participate in a range of hands on science activities run by BU’s academics, postgraduates and student societies. This will include fingerprinting activities, face recognition and eye tracking activities, and even opportunities to participate in current research projects.

Over the course of the two days, staff and students will also have the opportunity to hear short talks from academics featured in the 2015 Bournemouth Research Chronicle which will be launched to coincide with British Science Week. Featuring examples of research from all over the university, the BRC gives a small insight into some of the exciting work going on at BU, including improving nutrition in cancer survivors, reducing fatigue in people with MS and mapping auditory processes.

The research featured in the BRC has been published ‘open access’, meaning that unlike traditional models of academic publishing, it is freely available for anyone to read and use. Open access is increasingly becoming a feature of academic life, and it’s exciting to see BU’s researchers are already taking the opportunity to share their work with a wider audience. Staff from the Research Knowledge and Exchange Office will be on hand to answer any questions academics may have about open access after each talk.

To see the full programme of events please visit the Research Blog.