BUFI news and events

The latest news and posts about past and future events involving our students.

Science Festival 2014

Our Annual BUFI Science Festival will be held on Monday 16 June 2014. We are delighted that Professor Iain Stewart will be our Guest Speaker at the event. We have 24 poster presenters this year as outlined in the festival brochure.

Change of date — Science Festival 2014

Our Annual BUFI Science Festival will now be held on Monday 16th June not as previously adverstised (Thursday 19 June). We are delighted to announce that Professor Iain Stewart will be our Keynote Speaker. We look forward to seeing lots of posters communicating your science and entries into the Press Release competition. More details will follow soon.

Date for your diary — Workshop — 'How to get the most out of your collaboration with BGS' February 2014

We are planning a one day workshop at our BGS Keyworth headquarters in February 2014 (date to be confirmed). This is an interactive training day focusing on student/supervisor relationships, creativity and time management amongst other things. If you are interested in attending please contact the BUFI team.

Induction Day October 2013

We held an Induction Day at our BGS, Keyworth headquarters on 29 October 2013 for students who had recently started their PhD studies. The Agenda included a welcome and a tour of the BGS Keyworth facilities including several laboratories, the library and the 3D visualisation suite. Students had the opportunity to talk with a current BUFI student Sarah Smith (Project S203, Minerals and Waste Science Area) who shared her experiences so far of collaborating with BGS.

Workshop — 'How to get the most out of your collaboration with BGS' April 2013

We held a one day workshop at our BGS Keyworth headquarters on 10th April 2013. This was an interactive training day focusing on student/supervisor relationships, creativity and time management amongst other things.

Science Festival winners 2013

Best overall poster: Jon Stone

BGS Staff prize: Rosalind Hen-Jones

Peer Prize: Jack Lacey

Highly Commended: Sven Konitzer and Verity Flett

Science Festival 9 April 2013

The annual BUFI Science Festival was held at the BGS Keyworth headquarters on 9 April 2013. The event gives the PhD researchers we sponsor the opportunity to present their science to a range of stakeholders and interact with researchers from outside of their area of expertise. Though the work they do is of the highest quality, the festival is not just about the science it is also about communicating their research to non-specialists. Over 20 students presented their science to an audience of peers, scientists and non-scientists in the form of poster presentations. Each student needed to prepare a verbal introduction to their research and be prepared to be quizzed by a range of stakeholders about their research.

Induction Day January 2013

We held an Induction Day at our BGS, Keyworth headquarters on 14 January 2013 for students who had recently started their PhD studies. Students were welcomed and given a tour of the BGS Keyworth facilities including several laboratories, the library and the 3D visualisation suite. Students had the opportunity to talk with a current BUFI student who shared her experiences so far of collaborating with BGS.

Science Festival winners 2012

Best overall poster: Dan Parvaz

BGS Staff prize: Anna Hicks

Peer Prize: Nyree Hill

Best Press release: Anna Bowley

Highly commended: