It's all systems go for the UKCSJ18 on Tuesday – see you there!

We are expecting some 250 delegates at our conference next week. 


Check out the latest programme here: Programme for UKCSJ2018


Haven’t booked yet? Last minute registration is open here: Register and pay for the UKCSJ18


Meet our sponsors here: Opportunities to support UKCSJ18


See you at 8:30am on Tuesday, 16th October, at The Francis Crick Institute, 1 Midland Rd, London NW1 1ST, UK.

(Visit the Francis Crick Institute Website for detailed information on all the means of travelling to the venue.)


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Student scholarships UKCSJ18 – open to all European students until Wed 3 October 2018

Are you a journalism student thinking of specialising in science, technology or engineering?

Are you a science, technology, engineering student who is considering journalism as a career? 

Apply for a student scholarship to attend the UK Conference of Science Journalists 2018 in London, where the focus will be on new and emerging technologies and digital innovations in media and reporting. The goal is to help you future-proof your career by learning about the latest key media trends and pick up new digital tools and skills that are becoming essential to freelancing or thriving in the augmented newsroom.

As the UKCSJ18 is now less than a month away (Tue 16 October) there is a tight time-scale for applying for the scholarships.   You will need to complete the student scholarship application form by Wed 3 October and will be informed of your success or otherwise on Fri 5 October to provide time for you to make necessary travel and accommodation arrangements.

The scholarship will cover the cost of standard class return travel and any necessary transfers, plus bed and breakfast in a budget hotel (approx £100 per night).

Find out more about the UKCSJ18 programme

Apply for a student scholarship

If you have any queries please contact Sallie Robins This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

The student scholarships have been made possible by the ABSW’s scholarships partner UK Research and Innovation





Pre-conference workshop on facts in the media added to UKCSJ18 programme: apply to attend by 28 September


The ABSW has partnered up with the World Association of Newspapers and News Publishers (WAN-IFRA) on a special addition to the programme of the UK Conference of Science Journalists 2018.

The pre-conference workshop on facts in the media is aimed at science reporters and is organised by WAN-IFRA and the World Editors Forum (find them on Twitter here: @newspaperworld).

The workshop Science in the Media – Keeping the Facts Straight will take place on 15th October in the Cotton Room of the British Library in London, just around the corner from the UKCSJ2018 main venue, the Francis Crick Institute.

The start time is 09:30am for 10:00am and the workshop will end at 16:30. It will be followed by drinks and dinner (venue TBC).

The workshop is free to UKCSJ2018 registrants but places are limited. To apply, please send an email to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it., with the following information: your name, title, email address, contact phone number, the organisation you work/freelance for, and whether you work in a newsroom. The deadline for applications is 28 September.

Further information on the workshop:

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