SATNAV: Science and Technology News and Views is the University of Birmingham's science journalism society which publishes a bi-annual magazine and regular e-newsletters all written, edited and published by students, for students.
If you're interested in journalism, scientific writing, or even scientific illustration or photography then this the society for you! We offer great opportunities to gain experiences, enhance your skills and get published! We cater to all ranges of scientific interests from psychology to physics and everything in between! You can join us and become a member via the Guild of Students website at Guild of Students: SATNAV.
Our magazine is published bi-annually and includes articles written by students on topics within a chosen theme, and anything that communicates science, from artwork to crosswords. We’ve also had several opportunities to interview world-renown scientists and experts such as Nobel Laurette Professor Sir Fraser Stoddart and author of ‘Inferior’, Angela Saini, and covered huge events like STEM, LGTBQ and You, and the EPS Trophy! You can read these and all our previous magazine editions and exclusive content at www.satnavmag.com.
We launched our new e-newsletter, SATNAV:Scope, in the 2020/2021 academic year in the College of Engineering and Physics Sciences and we now publish monthly issues with student-selected theme. These issues contain articles, short paragraphs or topic introductions, artworks, and resources suggested by students. If you would like to vote for upcoming themes or add your own suggestions, you can do so via this short form. You can also check out our schedule which gets regularly updated here, and our previous newsletter issues are all available on our blog at www.satnavscope.wordpress.com.
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Latest news from SATNAV
SATNAV are always looking for novel ways to communicate science and collaborate with other societies. This term has been no different with new partnerships and even a merge with another group! Chair Anna tells us more.
With nearly 50 articles published this year, the pandemic hasn't stopped SATNAV! With their first careers event and online-exclusive magazine, Mia Wroe tells us about the society's amazing accomplishments over the year.
SATNAV has not escaped the effects of COVID-19. But while some doors have closed, others have opened. Mia Wroe tells us about the society's exiting new members and how they've responded to the pandemic.
Our student groups are so unique that we have our own Fair so you can meet them! In the week of 12-16 October we introduced you to our incredible student groups with the first Virtual Fair. Watch the recordings here.
As part of Yvonne's visit to the University to deliver her Distinguished Lecture, SATNAV were invited to be a part of a roundtable discussion, allowing students to get answers and advice directly from her.
Yvonne Baker, Birmingham graduate and Chief Executive of STEM Learning delivered the 2020 EPS Distinguished Lecture. Best known for creating STEM Ambassadors, she is passionate about STEM education opportunities for all.