Recess By Sativus – 020

Time for RECESS!

‘Aha’! moments (also called ‘insight’) happen when your brain isn’t focusing on the problem you’re trying to solve. Scientific ‘aha’ moments lead to scientific breakthroughs. So for the sake of scientific advancement, take your lunch break!

Forward this email on to others who might benefit from a break. (register here)

Read about feedback

Feedback from supervisors can be a good or bad experience. Here’s how to get it right Click here

Speaking with influence

The seven deadly sins of speaking – habits that influence whether people will listen to you. Click here

Coding as part of your career

Coding is increasingly becoming a skill needed for modern scientists to maximise their ability to analyse data. You’ve got to start somewhere, and this Nature Careers webinar is a good place to have a first look (nb: you will need to register for the webinar to be able to access the recording) Click here

The Cartoon Laws of Physics

Have you ever wondered how accurate physics is in cartoons. “Any body suspended in space will remain in space until made aware of its situation”; “Everything falls faster than an anvil”. Click Here

Gummy Bear pedigree

18–24 October 2021
Taking part in the Aussie Backyard Bird Count is easy! Just spend 20 minutes in your favourite outdoor space and tell us about the birds you see during that period. You can submit your results using the app or the web form. Every count helps. Click Here

FREE monthly Webinar

Background work before writing a grant
Wednesday October 20 @ 12:00 PM (AEDT)

There is actually a lot of work required before you start putting pen to paper when preparing an application for research funds. This webinar will take you through the realities of applying for funding, how to better understand the priorities of those providing the investment and the importance of being able to clearly articulate your project outcome. Bringing together these elements into your applications will improve your chances of receiving funding.

Register here


If you’re a woman in STEM, come join our short networking sessions! We’re constantly tweaking the format as we get to know each other and build confidence, but it’s always a lot of fun and a really great positive boost.

Sativus Pty Ltd will be holding another #WinS session on Thursday 30th September at 2.30am (AEST). It’s only a half hour, and you’ll get to practice networking while building confidence in a safe, informal, space.

Email Kylie to get the Zoom link.

We’d love to have you there!

Essential Skills for Scientists online program

Essential Skills for Scientists is a series of online courses designed to help improve the skillset and capability of scientists, researchers and their managers who work, or plan to work, within the research, development, extension and adoption (RDE&A) sectors. The aim is to help scientists improve their science communication and project management skills, and understanding of key concepts like networking, dealing with rejection and career planning. Click here

*All information including events and links are correct at time of publishing.


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