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    • 29 Apr 2024
    • 21 May 2024
    • 11:59 PM
    • No location - application only
    Register

    Bursary Application

    BIG Event 2024


    Applications open 29 April and close 21 May, 2024. 

    The bursary covers your registration fees for the BIG Event in Cardiff, 24th-26th July and gives limited travel and accommodation support. It is open to BIG members who are in the first five years of their professional career and have not attended a previous BIG Event (skills days and the Little Event don't count).

    To apply for a conference place through the bursary, please complete this form by clicking on 'register' to the left of this text.

    If it's easier for you to prepare your responses before completing the form, you can open BIG Event Bursary Application guidelines 2024.docx to view the questions before applying via the online form. 

    Deadline: Tuesday, 21 May, 2024, 11:59 pm - sorry, late applications will not be considered.

    Criteria for assessing applications

    1. Applicants must be BIG members with membership beginning no later than 21 May, 2024 (www.big.uk.com/join)
    2. Applicants must be within the first 5 years of their professional career in the STEM engagement sector in the UK
    3. Applicants must not have attended the BIG Event before
    4. Applications will be scored 1-5 on the following attributes:
      • demonstrable commitment to professional development;
      • demonstrable commitment to the STEM engagement sector;
      • level of positive impact of attending conference on applicant's personal and professional development; and
      • relevance of work experience.

    Other assessment considerations
    Special consideration will be given to applicants from smaller organisations and to applicants who adopt a creative and thrifty approach to their travel and accommodation costs. BIG is a not-for-profit organisation supported by its members and squeezes every last drop out of every last penny to support them.

    What will you have to do in return?
    Following attendance of the BIG Event, you will need to submit an article (approx. 400 words) for BIG’s e-newsletter about your conference attendance or a related topic which would be of use and interest to the BIG community. Expenses will be issued following receipt of this article. If writing an article isn’t for you, we are also happy to accept photos of the Event; blog posts; vlogs of your experience; or other creative content you can produce. Let's discuss event@big.uk.com

    We also hope you will be willing to give a hand at the conference where required; this gives you a great opportunity to create links with other delegates.

    What happens next?
    BIG will assess each application and attempt to award bursaries to achieve a geographic and subject area spread. You will be notified either way in the w/c 27 May, 2024. Successful applicants will receive information about the bursary amount allotted for travel and accommodation and how to claim these expenses.

    IMPORTANT: You are responsible for organising and paying for your own travel and accommodation and you will need to produce receipts for each item.

    If you are successful with your bursary application and have already booked and paid for your conference place, BIG will refund your registration fee and extend your BIG Membership for one year (or refund your membership). 

    Any questions? Contact the Event Organiser, Ashley Kent mailto:event@big.uk.com

    • 24 Jul 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • 26 Jul 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Abacws Building, Cardiff University
    • 130
    Register

    BIG Event 2024 

    Registration for Hybrid Sessions

    For more information about the event and the programme please return to the main BIG Event 2024 page.

    Costs

    Hybrid registration 

    • All Hybrid sessions (plus 12 months membership) - £70

    Sessions

    There will be at least 7 Hybrid sessions available. Potentially more. The final programme will be sent to you as well as details of how to access sessions closer to the Event. Please make sure you are receiving emails from event@big.uk.com so you don't miss out on your log in details.

    All Hybrid sessions are marked as  such on the DRAFT programme (this is subject to change). 

    Payment

    If you are paying by invoice (purchase order) or cheque, please select the option on the payment screen.

    The REGISTER button is to the left at the bottom

    Cancellation and Refund Policy

    Payment for all events must be received by the day of the event. If payment is not received by the day of the event, your attendance cannot be honoured at the event.

    We can, by prior arrangement only, honour your attendance at the event if an official purchase order number has been generated and is being processed by your organisation’s finance department.

    If you wish to cancel your registration:

    •  a full refund will be issued for cancellations at least 30 days prior to the event.
    • 50% refund will be issued for for cancellations at least 15 days prior to the event. 
    • 25% refund will be issued for cancellations made at least 5 days prior to the event. 
    • cancellations made less than 5 days prior to the event will not be refunded.
    • if your registration was paid by Stripe, any refunds or part-refunds will minus the small fee that BIG pays to Stripe.

    You may transfer your registration (and membership) to a colleague for no charge with up to 24-hours’ notice of the event.

    In the event of non-attendance at the event, refunds will not be given.

    • 24 Jul 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • 26 Jul 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Abacws Building, Cardiff University
    • 93
    Register

    BIG Event 2024  

    General registration for Non-Speakers


    For more information about the event and the programme please return to the main BIG Event 2024 page.

    Costs

    • Full conference (all 3 days, 12 months membership, conference dinner) - £330 early bird rate* (£380 after 20th May, 2024)
    • 2-days - £290 (any 2 days, 12 months membership; conference dinner NOT included, but can be added to your basket)
    • 1-day - £150 (any 1 day, 12 months membership; conference dinner NOT included, but can be added to your basket)

    Payment

    If you are paying by invoice (purchase order) or cheque, please select the option on the payment screen.

    *Early Bird requires full payment on or before 20th May, 2024If full payment isn't received by 20th May, your registration will be honoured at the full price until 2nd June, 2024. After this point, if we still haven't received full payment, your registration will be cancelled. 

    The REGISTER button is to the left at the bottom

    Cancellation and Refund Policy

    Payment for all events must be received by the day of the event. If payment is not received by the day of the event, your attendance cannot be honoured at the event.

    We can, by prior arrangement only, honour your attendance at the event if an official purchase order number has been generated and is being processed by your organisation’s finance department.

    If you wish to cancel your registration:

    •  a full refund will be issued for cancellations at least 30 days prior to the event.
    • 50% refund will be issued for for cancellations at least 15 days prior to the event. 
    • 25% refund will be issued for cancellations made at least 5 days prior to the event. 
    • cancellations made less than 5 days prior to the event will not be refunded.
    • if your registration was paid by Stripe, any refunds or part-refunds will minus the small fee that BIG pays to Stripe.

    You may transfer your registration (and membership) to a colleague for no charge with up to 24-hours’ notice of the event.

    In the event of non-attendance at the event, refunds will not be given.

    • 24 Jul 2024
    • 1:00 PM
    • 26 Jul 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Abacws Building, Cardiff University
    • 98
    Register

    BIG Event 2024 

    Registration for Speakers

    For more information about the event and the programme please return to the main BIG Event 2024 page.

    Costs

    Speakers registration (booking code required, see your email)

    • Full conference (all 3 days, 12 months membership, conference dinner) - £240 early bird rate* (£310 after 20th May, 2024)
    • 2-days  - £170 (any 2 days, 12 months membership; conference dinner NOT included, but can be added to your basket)
    • 1-day - £40 (any 1 day, 12 months membership; conference dinner NOT included, but can be added to your basket)

    Payment

    If you are paying by invoice (purchase order) or cheque, please select the option on the payment screen.

    *Early Bird requires full payment on or before 20th May, 2024If full payment isn't received by 20th May, your registration will be honoured at the full price until 2nd June, 2023. After this point, if we still haven't received full payment, your registration will be cancelled.

    The REGISTER button is to the left at the bottom

    Cancellation and Refund Policy

    Payment for all events must be received by the day of the event. If payment is not received by the day of the event, your attendance cannot be honoured at the event.

    We can, by prior arrangement only, honour your attendance at the event if an official purchase order number has been generated and is being processed by your organisation’s finance department.

    If you wish to cancel your registration:

    •  a full refund will be issued for cancellations at least 30 days prior to the event.
    • 50% refund will be issued for for cancellations at least 15 days prior to the event. 
    • 25% refund will be issued for cancellations made at least 5 days prior to the event. 
    • cancellations made less than 5 days prior to the event will not be refunded.
    • if your registration was paid by Stripe, any refunds or part-refunds will minus the small fee that BIG pays to Stripe.

    You may transfer your registration (and membership) to a colleague for no charge with up to 24-hours’ notice of the event.

    In the event of non-attendance at the event, refunds will not be given.

Past events

11 Jan 2024 The Little Event 2024 - Online
07 Dec 2023 Running Hybrid Events
30 Oct 2023 The Little Event Bursary Application - 2024
26 Jul 2023 BIG Event 2023 (Speakers)
26 Jul 2023 BIG Event 2023 (Non-Speakers)
03 May 2023 Bursary Application - BIG Event 2023
31 Jan 2023 Engaging with young people in STEM programmes
19 Jan 2023 The Little Event 2023 - Online
07 Nov 2022 The Little Event Bursary Application - 2023
13 Oct 2022 PET Training Content Showcase
13 Jul 2022 BIG Event 2022 (Non-Speakers)
13 Jul 2022 BIG Event 2022 (Speakers)
17 Mar 2022 Bursary Application - BIG Event 2022
20 Jan 2022 The Little Event 2022 - Online
01 Dec 2021 The Little Event Bursary Application - 2022
09 Sep 2021 Science Capital: Developing inclusive informal science learning practice
18 Aug 2021 Equality, Diversity and Inclusion micro bursary
20 Jul 2021 Resilience Training
14 Jul 2021 BIG Event 2021
10 May 2021 Bursary Application - BIG Event 2021
15 Mar 2021 BIG Pilot - Mentee expression of interest
21 Jan 2021 The Little Event 2021 - Online
15 Dec 2020 The Little Event Bursary Application - 2021
22 Jul 2020 BIG Event 2020 (Non-Speakers)
22 Jul 2020 BIG Event 2020 (Speakers)
16 Jun 2020 BIG Membership Bursaries
14 Jan 2020 The Little Event 2020
13 Jan 2020 Risk Assessments - a BIG Skills Day
18 Nov 2019 The Little Event Bursary Application - 2020
01 Oct 2019 Exhibit Prototyping Skills Days - beginner level, 2 days
21 Jul 2019 Talking Maths in Public 2019 - BIG Partnership Bursary
17 Jul 2019 BIG Event 2019 (Speakers)
17 Jul 2019 BIG Event 2019 (Non-Speakers)
17 Jul 2019 What can we do to be better equality, diversity and inclusion allies?
15 Jul 2019 Exhibit Prototyping Skills Day - intermediate level, 2 days
24 Apr 2019 Bursary Application - BIG Event 2019
12 Feb 2019 Training Researchers in Public Engagement
24 Jan 2019 The Little Event 2019
03 Jan 2019 Training Researchers in Public Engagement Bursary Application - 2019
21 Nov 2018 The Little Event Bursary Application - 2019
17 Oct 2018 How to Develop a Training Session: a BIG Skills Day
18 Jul 2018 BIG Event 2018 (Speakers)
18 Jul 2018 BIG Event 2018 (Non-Speakers)
01 Jun 2018 Diversity in STEM Skills Day - SOLD OUT
17 Jan 2018 The Little Event 2018
13 Oct 2017 Digital Making
01 Sep 2017 BIG's 21st Birthday Party
19 Jul 2017 BIG Event 2017 (Non-Speakers)
19 Jul 2017 BIG Event 2017 (Speakers)
04 May 2017 The Power of Cryogenic Science to Inspire
18 Apr 2017 Bursary Application - BIG Event 2017
11 Jan 2017 The Little Event 2017
02 Dec 2016 Using Social Media to Communicate Science
20 Jul 2016 BIG Event 2016 (Speakers)
20 Jul 2016 BIG Event 2016 (Non-Speakers)
13 Jan 2016 The Little Event 2016
24 Nov 2015 Working in University Outreach: How to Train Researchers
22 Jul 2015 BIG Event 2015 (Speakers)
22 Jul 2015 UKSFN Meeting
22 Jul 2015 BIG Event 2015 (Non-Speakers)
20 Apr 2015 Working in University Outreach: Skills for STEM Engagement
26 Jan 2015 Edinburgh Sci-comm Social
26 Jul 2014 SciComm Summer Picnic
23 Jul 2014 UK Science Festivals Network meeting
23 Jul 2014 BIG Event 2014 (Non-Speakers)
23 Jul 2014 BIG Event 2014 (Speakers)
11 Jul 2014 What’s so Special about STEM?
11 Jun 2014 Manchester Sci-comm Burrito
19 May 2014 BIG Ideas for Little People: Skills-Sharing for Early Years
07 May 2014 Manchester Sci-comm Burrito
08 Jan 2014 The Little Event 2014
22 Feb 2013 Sci Com-edy: Making Science Communication funny
07 Jan 2013 The Little Event 2013
25 Jul 2012 BIG Event 2012
08 May 2012 Maths Communication: Putting the M into STEM
02 Apr 2012 People Power: Engaging Audiences
17 Oct 2011 Advanced Audience Skills - Creating Astonishment
05 Sep 2011 The Little Event 2011
20 Jul 2011 BIG Event 2011
21 Feb 2011 Improvisation Skills Day
07 Sep 2010 The Little Event
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