Aims & Objectives
The aim of Biomedical Horizons was to raise
awareness and spark discussion about biomedical science, careers and their role
in society by engaging the public in exploration and discussion with practitioners.
We intended to highlight the range and diversity of biomedical science and put
it into the context of real people and the reality of their working lives.
achieved this by:
a series of events, involving practitioners, which were both informative and good
fun - see the Events
page for further details.|
a resource focussing on biomedical careers for dissemination across Scotland -
download a copy of the resource from the Resources
a mechanism within the events for arranging work
our learning from the project - see the Resources
page for a copy of the final report.|
Our core funding was provided by a Wellcome Trust People Award.
The project partners were:
Mary Bownes - Vice Principal of Edinburgh University and director of the Scottish
Initiative for Biotechnology Education (SIBE)|
Elizabeth Stevenson - School of Chemistry, Edinburgh University|
Jan Barfoot - deputy director of the Scottish Initiative for Biotechnology Education
Briony Curtis - freelance science communicator & project manager|
from the following organisations were also involved in the project steering group:
Edinburgh University Careers Service, Careers Scotland, Edinburgh University Schools
Recruitment & Admissions (SRA), Lothian Hospitals, the Institute of Biomedical
Science (IBMS) and Edinburgh City Council.
The following organisations were involved in the events on
2nd March and 16th & 17th June 2006 (hosting stands and participating in the
workshops) and/or offered work experience opportunities. We would like to thank
these organisations for their support and involvement in the project.