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Good news… for a change. Listen here ACCE student Rebecca Senior’s interview for BBC   written by Rebecca Senior After attending the ACCE media training course in 2016, I was keen to have a go at some media engagement. I think it’s important that scientists are able and willing to communicate their research to a lay audience, so as soon as my paper was accepted I drafted a press release and got in touch with the...

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By Rich Howells At the coalface of nature conservation, public engagement and wildlife advocacy, the Royal Society for the Protection of Birds (RSPB) have over 1300 employees, 18,000 volunteers and more than 1 million members, making it the largest wildlife conservation charity in Europe. A great place to undertake an ACCE DTP supported placement then! After contacting the team at the RSPB Scottish Headquarters in Edinburgh, it was...

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ACCE Students away day

ACCE Students away day


Posted By on Sep 26, 2017

written by Tamora James In early September, 25 ACCE students from across the cohorts converged on Another World Adventure Centre near Halifax for a day of team-building activities. We didn’t know exactly what was in store for us; I’d asked everyone to vote for their favourite activities, and I’d sent the list to Andrew at Another World, but he’d stressed that some activities would be decided on the day, depending on the weather. The...

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The Environmental consultancy was never a career path I had considered, but then again, never say never. This changed when I managed to dip my toes in the consultancy waters as part of an ACCE placement scheme when I travelled to Long Island, NY, to work with Lev Ginzburg and Nick Friedenberg at Applied Biomathematics. Despite there being differences with how work is conducted during my PhD, much to my surprise, the similarities with...

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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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