A warm welcome to all new arrivals at the BISC! We hope you have a great first week and settle in nicely. This week, we focus on orientation and our fun ‘getting to know you' events. Keep checking back each week for more info on what’s on at the BISC. We may be a small community, but there's lots on offer to keep you busy!
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As the four students who have been spending the summer months at the BISC under the Undergraduate Summer Student Research Fellowship scheme (USSRF) enter the final weeks of their time here they shared their work with the BISC community in a series of presentations on Tuesday 19th July.
On Tuesday 22nd and Thursday 24th March, members of the BISC student community participated in our End of Term Research Conference, sharing their work with their peers, staff, and faculty. The event was held over two lunchtime slots, and this enabled students from the Biology and Chemistry classes to display posters in the Conference and Conference Ante Room and to be on hand on both days to discuss their work while delegates were having refreshments. The panel sessions saw a wide range of papers from First Year and Upper Year students.
Best of luck to everyone taking exams, and a bon voyage to all that are leaving us this weekend! This week's newsletter contains a handy check-out checklist, so you can tie up all those loose ends before you leave. If you want to pack light, don't forget the Donation Depot will be open right up until the final departure next week. And before you leave, be sure to head down to the Library and fill in our brief Student Satisfaction Survey.
The deadline for submitting pictures for the end of term slideshow is March 18th at 11pm. Follow the link to add the snaps that highlight your experience at the BISC. If you’re thinking of having a clear-out before the end of term, remember our Donation Depot will be open in D2. Check the newsletter for exact dates. And as the Six Nations comes to a close this weekend, why not get a taste for the sport at our Flag Rugby game this Friday on the Cricket Pitch.
Science week continues at the castle, so embrace your inner-geek at the Big Bang Theory Quiz and Costume Competition in the Headless Drummer this Thursday night. Another important date for your diary is the Digital Symphony Demo at 16:45 in the Conference Room this Saturday. Our Musician in Residence, Dr Shelley Katz, will be showcasing his patented Symphonova Technology, and there will be a special performance by Elyse Loewen on violin.
This week’s profile is the ever-cheerful Niamh O’Shea, our Assistant Student Services Manager.
'Politics and Distributive Injustice' - Thursday 10th March, 18:00 - 19:00 in the Film and Video Room.
Join Christopher Bennett from the University of Warwick, as he introduces some key concepts of distributive justice and examines some common economic claims. He’ll look at the promises politicians make, and how certain economic ideas have become the currency of contemporary politics.
'Tips and Tools for successful Graduate School and Funding Applications' - Wednesday 2nd March 1pm-2pm in The Board Room.
Join Rachel, plus current UK Grad student Christopher Bennett from the University of Warwick, and future Canadian Grad student Janice Niemann, as they answer your questions and discuss their experiences of the application processes in both countries.
Welcome back! We’re back into the swing of things at the castle after a fantastic Mid-Term Trip! This Saturday at 7:30pm, the BISC choir is hosting the choir of St Hilda’s College Oxford for a joint performance of Mozart’s Coronation Mass. The Headless Drummer will be open for Trivia Night afterwards, so pop down and put those general knowledge skills to the test! There is also an important date for your diary coming up in March. Motivational speaker Spencer West is coming to the castle on March 7th to share his truly inspirational life story and lessons. Don’t miss it!