We take part in public engagement and communications activities which showcase the breadth of our biostatistics research and its importance in clinical medicine and public health.
What are adaptive clinical trials
Animation made by the BSU explaining what adaptive clinical trials are.
Congratulations to Martin Law who reached the Cambridge Finals of FameLab 2021, taking on the challenge of delivering a 3 minute virtual talk about his research, to a non-technical audience and panel of judges.
Watch the recording of our live streamed virtual science event on the topic of ‘How to find treatments during a pandemic’. The witty and informative talk from Prof Thomas Jaki, pitched for secondary school students and general public audiences, explains why clinical trials are so important to find out possible treatment options, particularly during the COVID-19 pandemic.
Feedback from our live virtual audience:
Professor Jaki gave a very interesting talk which was easy to understand. I liked his sense of humour. I enjoyed the event from start to finish.
Absolutely brilliant, witty and informative talk. Thank you so much.
It was a very interesting talk and the speaker was engaging. Thank you!
I thought it was a really excellent, progressive and clear presentation.
My daughter who is 13 thoroughly enjoyed, thanks so much for putting this event on. She is considering a career in medicine and this certainly got her thinking about the bigger picture of medicine
MRC Cambridge Activity Book
Medical Research Council (MRC) scientists in Cambridge are studying all the different ways that medical science can help protect our health and improve our lives.
This activity book is for people of all ages to explore the variety of MRC-funded work that takes place in Cambridge. Our work involves examining everything from the cells and organs in our bodies, all the way up to the places where live… and all the things in between! Many of our scientists are currently extending this expertise into research on coronavirus.
Download and print the activity book, and enjoy! Don’t miss the BSU activities on pages 3 and 4.
I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here / Stay at home!
BSU researchers actively take part in the I’m a Scientist, Get me out of here scheme, answering questions from secondary school students about what it’s like to be a researcher and taking part in online chats.
Nuffield Placement Scheme
We have regularly taken part in the Nuffield Placement Scheme, hosting A-Level students for a summer work experience placement. Some have gone on to study science and medicine.
I would like to say thank you for letting me undertake a Nuffield project with you and helping me so much with it. I have recently been given a place at medical school. I wanted to thank you because I wouldn’t have got in if it were not for the Nuffield project.
I’m now working as a doctor in Salisbury District Hospital, and am looking to apply for higher specialty training.