lizgrangerCongratulations to Faculty of Life Sciences’ PhD student Liz Granger who has won the Society of Biology & Wellcome Trust Science Communication Award 2012, in the ‘New Researcher’ category.

Liz’s continued contribution to public engagement demonstrated through her projects during Science Week and Community Open Days and her aim to increase awareness through a range of on-line resources and social media all contributed to her being selected for the Award.

The Society of Biology Science Communication Awards recognise and reward outreach work carried out by biologists to inform, enthuse and engage the wider community. Sue Thorn, Chair of the judging panel, said:

“The standard of entries this year was extremely high, and we had applications from many talented communicators. What struck us about Liz’s application were her innovative ideas and the variety of activities she was involved with. She had some great projects in which she understood how to tailor for different age groups, and went into depth about the science when this was appropriate to the audience.”

Liz received her Award the Society of Biology Science Communication and Photography Awards Ceremony in London, on Tuesday 16th October 2012 and joins other prestigious Faculty of Life Sciences winners such as Emily Robinson (2011 winner) and Ceri Harrop (2009 winner).

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