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Science Voices: Share YOUR research with the world

Science is an endlessly fascinating subject – there is always something new being discovered, some old ideas being discarded, and some amazing research being done. If you're a postgrad science student at UWC, you already know that. You're probably part of that. Well, here's your chance to tell the rest of the world all about it – the Mail & Guardian wants to help you get your research in front of a popular audience.

From astrophysics to hydrology, and psychology to zoology, the M&G wants it all for their Science Voices project. All they need is an 800-1000 word popular article on topics related to your research, to be submitted by midnight on Sunday 1 June 2014.

Select stories will appear on the M&G website – and the most fascinating articles may be included in a collection of South Africa's best postgraduate science writing. Successful applicants will be informed by the end of June.

Don't have a popular write-up of your research handy? Not a problem. Candidates will have the opportunity to work with M&G Science Editor (and award-winning science writer) Sarah Wild, who will provide helpful hints on how to present your research to non-scientists – beginning with a series of vodcasts on the Mail & Guardian website (check out the first one here).

Interested? Want to know more? Just contact UWC's Media Office, and we'll be happy to help you craft your article. Get in touch with Luthando Tyhalibongo at 021 959 2625 or via email at, or contact Nicklaus Kruger at 021 959 4233 or via email at

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