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author: Rachael Treharne   Rachael Treharne is currently completing a placement in climate change policy at BirdLife International. BirdLife International is the world’s biggest conservation partnership and supports 120 national NGOs worldwide. Rachael has just returned from the COP22 climate talks in Marrakech, Morocco. Friday, November 18th brought to a close the latest round of UN climate talks at COP22 in the ‘red city’ of...

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Introducing Environment YES On Tuesday, Sheffield ACCE students had the opportunity to meet Kevin Parker, an entrepreneurial trainer with experience of mentoring teams for the NERC’s Environment YES competition. This was an opportunity to find out more about the competition: how it works and what benefits it can provide to participants. The aim of Environment YES (Young Entrepreneurs Scheme), and its biotech counterpart Biotechnology...

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  Each year, as part of the ACCE DTP training package, an away day is arranged by the ACCE student committee. This year, after what seems like a thousand Doodle Polls, we finally settled upon Liverpool as the Host Institution and a trip to Chester Zoo as the focal point of the away day. Chester Zoo is the largest in the UK and according to a recent poll, the 6th most visited tourist attraction in the country (1,536,279 people in...

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As part of the ACCE programme students are encouraged to attend Environment or Biotech YES, an entrepreneurial event which students pitch a fictitious product to a panel of investors. Teams of 4-5 PhD or post-doctoral researchers compete for “funding”, and if successful are entered into the national competition in London with a prize of £2500. If the team is successful again they are then invited to Houston, Texas , USA to compete...

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