Physiology Friday! - Friday 13 October 2017

Physiology Friday

About Physiology Friday 

Every October, we ask physiologists to unite in celebration of Physiology Friday, an annual event falling on the last Friday of Biology Week.

We call on all our Members to help showcase the important and amazing world of human and animal bodies through outreach and public engagement activities.  Hold an open day in your lab, put on an exhibition, organise a public lecture or debate, visit schools or local community groups, bake a cake, write a poem, or start a social media campaign: do all you can to spread your passion for the science of life.

Why take part?

There are so many avenues when it comes to outreach and public engagement, from schools visits and science festivals to stand-up comedy, and theatre shows exploring scientific concepts - but what they all have in commons that they aim to capture attention, stimulate interest, and communicate a message or topic, but why should you take part?  Well, we see outreach and public engagement as mutually beneficially to you and your audience; it can increase your communication skills, direct your research, break down barrier between scientists and the public, and make science more fun and accessible.  You don’t have to just take our word for it, find out from Members themselves who regularly take part in outreach and public engagement activities through the year, why they do it, why they think it’s important, and what tips they have for others. Follow this link to read some Member case studies. 

Get Support – apply for funding

The Society is offering grants of up to £500 for Biology Week or Physiology Friday activities. Find out more here.

If you would like to hold a networking event or reception to support your activities, you can apply for funds from the Membership Engagement Budget. Please email Jen Brammer, Membership Engagement Manager, with a short proposal and anticipated budget. 

Tell us about your activity! 

We want to know what you are up to! Email outreach@physoc.org if you have an activity in the pipeline, and we will send you your very own “I love Physiology” t-shirt. 

Activities ideas & Suggestions 

Need activity ideas? Why not print out a cootie catcher or brain hat, or run an Eat.Poo.Sleep session?

Competition – #Biobakes 2017

Once again we will be running our physiology baking competition again this year. Read more here.

Check out some of the entries on Twitter with #BioBakes