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.
Read more: Clinical trials and watching a film have more in common than you might think
Watch Martin’s Cambridge Final talk:
Cambridge Festival 2021
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.
Join in with the quiz questions about Prof Moriarty’s clinical trial:
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 2020
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, Stay at Home 2020
One of our PhD students, Martin Law, recently took part in the fantastic scheme, I’m a Scientist, Stay at Home, bringing together scientists and school students using online tools.
Read about Martin’s experience of taking part: A window into the world of a statistician
Nuffield Placement Scheme
We have regularly taken part in the Nuffield Placement Scheme, hosting A-Level students for a summer work experience placement. One of our students said this about their placement at the BSU in August 2018:
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.