Olga Sin wins FameLab Germany 2017
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German Alzheimer’s researcher to take part in international science communication competition
Eight young researchers took the stage in Bielefeld to compete in the FameLab Germany Final 2017. An audience of over 1,300 enjoyed an enlightening and exciting glimpse into the world of science with topics ranging from earthquakes to DNA Origami. All the presentations are available on our YouTube channel.
The winner was Olga Sin, who convinced the jury with her explanation of how a brainless worm could help to cure brain diseases. Olga, a Junior Postdoc at Max Planck Institute for Molecular Biomedicine, will go on to represent Germany at the International FameLab final in Cheltenham on 8 June.
|Jan Blake: Storytelling in Dresden on 14 May|
Jan Blake is one of the leading storytellers in the UK. At Societaetstheater Dresden she will present her work "Old Woman" which deals with the theme of what happens when we misjudge our elders. Expect a dose of powerful geriatric magic, transformation and a good serving of comeuppance. (Photo © Suresh Ariaratnam)
|Am I Dead Yet? - Theatre performance in Berlin |
On 17 and 20 May Jon Spooner and Chris Thorpe from Unlimited Theatre will perform their work "Am I Dead Yet?" at English Theatre Berlin. The play is filled with stories and songs about death and dying and about how we don’t talk about it enough. It centres around two friends, talking (and singing) about what happens when we die and how some of us might be brought back.
|One month to go - get up to £10,000 for your studies|
The British Council-IELTS Award can help cover your tuition fees for any English-medium degree programme at undergraduate or postgraduate level. The award can be used to contribute to the course costs at any Higher Education institution which accepts IELTS as part of their admission requirements.
|Irenosen Okojie to judge Berlin Writing Prize|
Our friends at The Reader Berlin invite submissions from both published and unpublished writers on the theme ”Home is Elsewhere” for the Berlin Writing Prize. The closing date is 31 July. UK writer Irenosen Okojie, one of this year's British Council Literature Seminar participants, is one of the judges.
|Funding for EU students for 2018 to 2019 confirmed|
The UK government and the devolved administrations of Scotland, Wales and Northern Ireland have already guaranteed financial support for those students starting their studies in 2017/18 and 2018/19. EU students will continue to be eligible for student loans and grants as well as home tuition fees. Visit our website for updates related to the EU Referendum result and studying in the United Kingdom.
|Free online course: Success in the global workplace|
Together with the University of Sheffield we have developed a FutureLearn course that helps you to acquire the essential skills to succeed in a global workplace. It starts on 8 May and is aimed at native and non-native English speakers at around intermediate level (approximately B1 on the CEFR) or above. The course includes articles, discussions and quizzes with tips to help you feel more confident.