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The University of Southampton
Centre for Higher Education Practice

Meet the Scientist Event

Meet the Scientist
Time:
09:00 - 15:45
Date:
16 January 2019
Venue:
Venue details are emailed out after booking on.

Event details

This training is for researchers (doctoral, early career, academic staff) and technical staff from any level and any discipline - anyone who wants to find out more and become more confident in talking about their work. Course description: This training session is designed to prepare researchers to participate in the Meet the Scientist component of LifeLab. However, the aspects covered and the skills developed will be also useful in other engagement contexts. By the end of this session you will: •Be able to identify key points of your own research which will generate discussion amongst teenagers; •Be able to communicate a research story effectively to different audiences – with some appreciation of how to modify for different audiences; •Be able to facilitate a discussion about research amongst teenagers; •Have built up the skills needed for this facilitation – confidence in your own communication skills, questioning skills, listening skills; •Have built up confidence in dealing with school students and the different scenarios which might arise; •Have learnt more about the STEM ambassador training and have the opportunity to register and become a STEM ambassador.

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