Women in Science Wikipedia edit-a-thon, 13 May 2014, University of Liverpool

Date: 13 May 2014

Time: 10:45-17:00

Venue: University of Liverpool, Cancer Research UK Centre, 200 London Road, Liverpool, L3 9TA (Main entrance on Daulby Street).

Sign-up: Attendance is free, but booking is essential.  Book your place by visiting the following Eventbrite page:


If you’d like to take part remotely then please join us on Twitter at: #WISWIKI


Do you want the chance to improve Wikipedia science coverage? Do you care about women in science? Do you want to be part of an event working with Wiki editors, university librarians and other enthusiasts and make a difference? Then sign up for our Edit-a-thon at the University of Liverpool. Working with Wikimedia UK and the Medical Research Council, the University of Liverpool are organising a Women in Science themed editing event that will take place on Tuesday 13th May 2014 in Liverpool to celebrate Women in Science.

The events are open to people who are new to Wikipedia and experienced Wikipedia editors. Female would be editors are particularly encouraged to attend.
More information about the event can be found here:


There are 30 places available at the Wikipedia Edit-a-thon workshop (10:45am – 5:00pm), at which the workshop’s representatives from Wikimedia UK will explain how Wikipedia works and be on hand to answer questions about editing and improving Wikipedia articles.

We will have access to a rich collection of printed and electronic works about women in science, including biographies and works authored by scientists; together with target articles to edit on Wikipedia. Attendees will be encouraged to work together to edit those articles, using the University’s resources and with support from University librarians. The workshop is open to people who are new to Wikipedia as well as experienced Wikipedia editors.

In addition we are pleased to announce that there are 90 places available for an evening Women in Science reception and panel discussion (5:00 – 7:30pm) including a talk by Professor Dame Julia Higgins, who will be accompanied on the panel by Professor Sue Wray, Professor Tara Shears, Professor Ian Greer, Prof. Jude Robinson and two MRC Fellows, Dr Lauren Walker and Dr Sarah Skeoch.

Come along to discuss how women can be better represented in science and hear how female scientists’ careers have flourished.

– Programme
Exhibition Room of the Cancer Research Centre, University of Liverpool
10:45 – 11:05: Arrivals (Tea/Coffee)
11:05 – 11:15: Opening address/welcome (Munir Pirmohamed)
11:15 – 12:45: Training session (Lead by Wikimedia Volunteers)
12:45 – 13:30: Lunch (Provided)
13:30 – 17:00: Editing supported by Wikimedia Volunteers and University of Liverpool Librarians
‘Editors’ will join a larger audience, either in the Lecture Theatre of the Cancer Research Centre or in the Legate Theatre of the Victoria Gallery and Museum dependent on numbers
17:00 – 17:45: Reception/canapés
17:45 – 17:50: Audience moves into lecture theatre
17:50 – 18:00: Welcoming Address (Ian Greer – tbc)
18:00 – 18:25: Key note talk (Dame Julia Higgins)
18:25 – 19:25: Panel discussion/audience debate (Dame Julia Higgins, Prof Sue Wray, Prof Tara Shears, Ian Greer (TBC), Dr Lauren Walker and Dr Sarah Skeoch
19:25 – 19:30: Close

Places available on upcoming Careers Events

We still have places available on most of the following events on campus, which are arranged to help all PGRs to help prepare for their on-going career and supplement our provision for the online Career Development Portfolio,

The sessions and dates are as follows. Please follow the links below for further information.

Date Time Workshop
17th April 2014 9:15- 12:30 Networking
24th April 9:15- 12:30 Interview Skills
14th April 13:20 – 16:30 Making an Impact
1st May 9:15- 12:30 Academic Applications

Use the above links to book your place. Note where workshops are full, please use the waiting list as places usually become available a few days before the workshop.

All workshops take place in room 1, the CPD suite, 2nd floor University Lecture block.

These workshops support the different stages of career preparation from, an introduction to the essential skills in career management; networking for your career; making an impact at work; advice to help make effective academic applications and practicing your interview skills. The sessions are given by two external consultants who have a wide experience in delivering events for personal and career development.

PGR Development

Poster Day Online 7th – 27th April 2014

This event is now open to visitors!

Please visit the posters (via the links below); this is an excellent networking opportunity, to communicate across different disciplines and countries!

Open to all staff, students and visitors, on or off campus

Sample posters

Display of posters at Poster day Online 2014

This year’s event contains a record number of 120 posters covering a wide range of disciplines from across the University, submitted by students worldwide.

All University staff have access to the event and can log onto Vocal at:
using their own UoL username and password
External colleagues (including visitors and students) can access the event at
and login in using user-name: postersonline; password: postersonline