Little Event 2019
Thursday, 24th January, 10am - 4:30pm
The Little Event is BIG’s one-day training session for people who are 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 introductory sessions focusing on developing the different skills that are useful in 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 Networking, Managing Projects, Presenting, Audience analysis 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
9:30-10am: registration and coffee
Setting the scene - Paolo Arru, BIG and SMASHfestUK
Networking- Rachel Mason, science made simple
Managing projects and events - Hana Ayoob, Freelance Events Curator; Paolo Arru, SMASHfestUK;
Presenting science - Jon Wood, JonWoodScience
Careers - Paolo Arru, Jon Wood, Rachel Mason; Katherine Mathieson, Hana Ayoob, and others
Who is the audience? - Katherine Mathieson, Chief Executive, British Science Association
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.
Little Event Bursary (applications are now closed)
Applications open 21st November, 2019 and close at 6pm, 5th December, 2019. Applicants will be notified the week commencing 17th December, 2019 on their application status.
Each bursary is worth approximately £100 and covers annual BIG membership, registration fees and reasonable expenses. Applying for one of the 10 free places is simple.
Click here to apply and tell 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 2018?
Cambridge Science Centre
Catalyst Science Discovery Centre
Cheltenham Science Group
Glasgow Science Centre
Hands on Science
Institute of Physics
National Railway Museum