News and events
May 2017 I, Science, Imperial’s Science Magazine produced by students from the Science Communication Unit, I, Science AwardThe Best Specialist Publication Award by the Student Publication Association (SPA), the largest student media association in the UK.
November 2016 A sculpture of Dolly the Sheep has been placed in Imperial’s Central Library, to commemorate the twenty years since Dolly the sheep was cloned from mammary cells. The sculpture, which was made by students on Imperial’s MSc Science Communication, invites viewers to reflect on what Dolly has meant to the world and to them.
November 2016 A dozen of our students have signed up to help Ehsan Masood, editor of Research Fortnight http://info.researchprofessional.com/research-fortnight/ in a campaign against the new Higher Education Bill. The students will be contacting members of the House of Lords, explaining the flaws in the bill, and urging them to attend a lobbying meeting at Westminster in January 2017 - a meeting the students will attend. Excellent experience in the world of science policy.
October 2016 We welcome our 25th cohort - we have reached our Silver Jubilee. Our Letter to Alumni celebrates our coming of age and reflects on the history, and the ethos, of the Science Communication Unit.
July 2016: Congratulations to Katherine Mathieson (cohort 1999/2000) on her appointment as CEO of the British Science Association.
June 2016: Stephen Webster, director of the Science Communication Unit, appears before the House of Commons science select committee.
April 2016: Staff, students and alumni of the Imperial College science communication programme send their congratulations to Imran Khan (2007/8 cohort) on his new appointment as Head of Public Engagement at the Wellcome Trust.
April 2016: I, Science is nominated for two student publication awards at the annual SPA two-day conference, held at Loughborough University.
April 2016: Science Communication students tell London’s science stories. As part of British Science Week 2016, the Museum of London asked Imperial’s MSc Science Communication students to develop and deliver activities for a Family Learning Festival.
March 2016: Science Communication students Emma Brown, Signe Klange and Angela Wipperman produce a quilt inspired by Grayson Perry, currently hanging in the Imperial College Library (Wolfson area)
January 2016: A New British Council report praises Science Communication Unit's style of education. The report points to the harmful impact of too narrow a science education and sees our style of teaching as pioneering (turn to page 18).