History

    The Society of Spanish Researchers in the United Kingdom (SRUK/CERU) started in June 2011, but was officially established in July 2012. This is a summary of the History of the Society, depicting each of its activities, meetings, and events.

    May'15 27

    2nd mini symposium SRUK-Oxford

    Members of the Oxford constituency met in The Cape of Good Hope pub where they had 5 minutes and 3 slides to present their research projects and interests to their colleagues. The event was a great opportunity for attendees for networking, knowing more about their peers or developing their communication skills.
    May'15 16

    Career development seminar "Climbing the Academic Ladder: How to Progress in Academia"

    On Saturday 16th of May, at King's College London, SRUK/CERU organised a professional development seminar on how to progress in the academic career "Climbing the Academic Ladder: How to Progress in Academia". Dr. Alejandra Tomas, from Imperial College, explained how she was awarded with a New Investigator Research Grant from the Medical Research Council (MRC), while Juan Martin Serrano, professor from King’s College London told the audience about the importance of communicating and published their research to get funding for research projects. The event concluded with Ghada Zoubiane, who explained how the MRC funds researchers to establish as independent researchers in the United Kingdom.
    May'15 15

    SRUK/CERU in the the 4th Week of Science in the Spanish School "Vicente Cañada Blanch"

    Between the 15th and 22nd of May, the Spanish School in London Vicente Cañada Blanch organized its Science Week, where several SRUK members volunteered as speakers. Maria Hernández Fuentes, Irene Rebollo Mesa y Eduardo Oliver showed how to design and what is the purpose of a clinical trial, which allowed students to confirm the benefits of a healthy breakfast. José Antonio Carrillo de la Plata talked about mathematical models in sciences. Also, José Vicente Torres Pérez and María José Cano among others covered the relation between science and society, uncovered the mysteries of chemistry, geology, how is the inside of a computer or how to build a bridge. To finalize, Eduardo Oliver and Raquel Pérez showed how to extract DNA from a kiwi and explained the practical benefits of this technique in research.
    May'15 11

    RUVID-SRUK/CERU networking event in Valencia: Opportunities for International Mobility in Research

    Together with RUVID (Network of Universities of Valencia for Research and Development), SRUK organized an informative workshop in Valencia to foster international mobility in research. The event was welcomed by Eduardo Oliver (Vicepresident of SRUK/CERU), Antonio Barba (president of RUVID), Felipe Palau (general director of Universities, Superior Studies and Science of the Generalitat Valenciana) and José Capilla (vicechancellor of Research, Innovation and Technology of the Universitat Politècnica de València). More than 250 researchers from Valencia registered in a one-day meeting that showed researchers the different opportunities to develop their research career abroad and helped research groups to establish international collaborations and networks to benefit from European research funds.
    May'15 07

    Science+ Bilbao

    SRUK/CERU together with the Society of Spanish Researchers in in Germany (CERFA) and in Denmark (CED) and with the “Catedra de Cultura Científica de la Universidad del Pais vasco”, organized three days of keynote lectures, workshops, round tables and networking opportunities to cover all aspects related to science: from alternative career opportunities for researchers to research mobility, science policy or science communication. More than 250 attendees enjoyed well-known speakers such as Pedro Miguel Echenique (Prince of Asturias Award for Scientific and Technology Research), Nuria Sebastían Gallés (Vicepresident of the European Research Council), Federico Mayor-Zaragoza (former General Director of UNESCO), Carmen Vela (Spanish Secretary for Research, Development and Innovation), Luis Santamaría (President of the “Asociación para el Avance de la Ciencia y la Tecnología en España – AACTE”), América Valenzuela (Science journalist in RTVE), o David del Alamo (The EMBO Journal editor) among many others. 
    Apr'15 29

    Pint of Knowledge in Cambridge

    The SRUK-Cambridge Constituency organised a new “Pint of Knowledge” event at The Panton Arms Pub (Cambridge), with the title “How much does it cost to save Nature” by Carolina Hazin (BirdLife International) who talks about how much it would cost to halt biodiversity loss and the most important, whose responsibility is to “pay that bill”.
    Apr'15 25

    Visit to Leeds, organized by the Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds constituency.

    On Saturday 25th of April, members of the constituency of Manchester, Liverpool and Leeds as well as members coming from the constituency of The Midlands, enjoyed a day full of activities in Leeds. After a taxi-boat trip and the visit to the Royal Armouries museum, attendees had lunch and a speed dating activity. It was a great opportunity to get to know other members from both constituencies.