The North West

The Northwest constituency was officially established in January 2015 and has more than 30 members. While most of them, including those in the Working Group, are based in Manchester and Salford, we also have members in Liverpool and the north of Wales (Bangor). Our constituency encompasses as well the cities of Lancaster and Preston. For more information or to get in touch with us, please contact northwest@sruk.org.uk.

We organise a variety of activities, all around science and research. In 2015, we hosted a seminar titled “Graphene: the science behind and the applications ahead” that counted with the participation of internationally renowned speakers. We have also taken science outside the labs and made it available to the general public in our most preferred format “Science in the Pub”. In addition, we organise several career development events for scientist: from a workshop to boost creativity in research to a Careers Day to unravel funding and mobility opportunities for scientists. We also count with great help from the Instituto Cervantes in Manchester, participating in their science-oriented activities and enjoying their marvelous venue to host most of our activities.

We are currently running Science me a story, a competition of short stories aimed to communicate science to children. For more information on the contest, click here.