Science Writing Competition: ‘Access to Understanding’ was our first science-writing competition, in partnership with Europe PMC. The competition was for PhD students and early career post-doctoral researchers with an interest in communicating science to the public. It aimed to raise awareness of the importance of opening up the results of scientific research to make it accessible to everyone. Winning entrants were recognised at an award ceremony, where the prestigious panel chaired by Sharmila Nebhrajani spoke about why public engagement and communication of science is important. Our competition winner, Emma Pewsey had her article published by e-Life where she set a piece of cutting-edge research in context, enabling readers to understand why the research was done and its potential importance, improving our understanding of human health.
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