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Little Event 2018

Wednesday 17th January 

Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum

The Little Event is BIG’s one-day training session for people who are relatively new to STEM communication, whether you work in a science centre or museum, volunteer for a festival, are involved in university outreach, or do anything else to engage people with science, technology, engineering and maths. The day is crammed with sessions focusing on developing the different skills that are useful in face-to-face STEM communication; they are delivered by experienced science communicators following BIG's usual hands-on approach.

But of course it isn't just about the sessions, it’s the people you meet there too. The Little Event also presents a great opportunity to meet people from across the UK working in similar roles and sharing similar experiences. The programme for the day includes sessions on Learning & Evaluation, Interacting with the Public, Presenting and Careers.

The Little Event takes place in early January and costs £45 for BIG members. If you are not a member, you need to join BIG to attend the Little Event and the cost for this is £30. Join BIG now

Not sure if the Little Event is for you? See more information here: More about the Little Event

Ready to book?  Book the Little Event here

2018 Programme 

Setting the sceneAshley Kent, BIG; Ian Snell, Science Oxford
Introducing everybody to everybody, plan for the day and a whistle-stop tour of STEM engagement. 

Managing projects - Ashley Kent, BIG; Martin Khechara, University of Wolverhampton
From small events like 30-minute demo shows and table top interactives to workshops and science festivals, managing a project is just as important as creating its content.

Presenting science - Jon Wood, JonWoodScience
You know the science but how can you make it accessible to others? A chance to develop your presenting skills.

Jobs - Jo Brodie, ScicommJobs, @psci_com
Some career options, where to look for jobs, and what qualifications are desirable.

Who is the Audience? - Graphic Science
What is an audience? How much can audiences differ? Why does your audience even matter?


#BrumSciComm Socia
Once a month, a group of Birmingham-ish based science communicators get together at various places around the region, often in Birmingham city centre. It is not unusual for people to try out new demonstrations, to seek career advice or find themselves planning work with new people. There are no guest speakers and it's all very informal.

As luck would have it, there will be a #BrumSciComm Social on the same day as the Little Event! All are invited to join and the venue is only two minutes from New Street Station, convenient for trains home. 

Who: #BrumSciComm 
Where: Cherry Reds, John Bright Street 
When: 17 January 2018 from 5:00pm

Little Event Bursary

Applications are now closed. 

There are 10 bursaries up  for grabs to attend 
The Little Event 2018 this year.  

Each bursary is worth £100 and covers  annual BIG membership, registration fees and £25 towards travel expenses.  Applying for one of the 10 free places is simple.

Email "event at big dot uk dot com" by 6pm on Thursday 14th December with the subject line "Bursary Application Little Event" telling us in no more than 200 words, why you would like the opportunity to come to the Little Event and how you think it will benefit your personal and professional development. 

Who came to the Little Event in 2017?
At-Bristol
Birmingham Museums
Bournemouth University
Cambridge Science Centre
Capgemini
Catalyst Science Discovery Centre
Cheltenham Festivals
Cheltenham Science Group
Glasgow Science Centre
Hands on Science
Institute of Physics
National Railway Museum
Northumbria University
Oxford Brookes
RTC North
Science Oxford
Techniquest Glyndwr
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