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Pint of Science 2020 – call for volunteers – PhD Researchers

The Manchester team are looking to recruit volunteers (and possible speakers) for the next Pint of Science (PoS) Festival (11-13 May 2020)!

Pint of Science is a three day festival taking place across Manchester, where scientists are brought to the pub to share their research with the public. The festival has been a great success and now simultaneously takes place in over 10 countries. This year marks the 7th year that the festival has taken place in Manchester.

We need volunteers to organise the following themes, as well as one-off events throughout the year:

  • Atoms to Galaxies – e.g. Physics, Chemistry, Maths, Materials.
  • Beautiful Mind – e.g. Neurosciences, Psychology, Psychiatry.
  • Creative Reactions – Art meets Science (the possibilities are endless!!!)
  • Planet Earth – e.g. Earth Sciences, Plant Science, Zoology.
  • Our Body – e.g. Biology, Medicine, Health.
  • Our Society – e.g. Sociology, Public policy Law, History, Archaeology
  • Tech Me Out – e.g. Technology, Engineering, Computing.

Don’t be put off if you’re not a scientist! There are numerous roles in organising this event and we need plenty of creative minds. This is an excellent opportunity to gain experience in event organisation and public engagement, as well as meeting new people.

We will be holding our induction meeting in the University of Manchester 17:00-18:00 in the Theatre on the second floor of the students union on 29th October.

It is important that you register your interest for the Pint of Science Society on the University of Manchester Students’ Union website. You can do so at the following link:
https://manchesterstudentsunion.com/groups/pint-of-science-e7dc

You will need to register on the website before signing up to the society.
There is a Guest login so you do not have to be a UoM student to register for the society!

Please have a think about which theme you might be interested in being involved with before the first meeting. It doesn’t have to be your own speciality!

Interested in taking part but not sure you have time to commit to volunteering this year? How about registering your interest in giving a talk by emailing us at posmanchester@yahoo.co.uk? We will provide you with some more details and forward you a form to fill. Your details will then get passed on to the appropriate team who may contact you if your research aligns with their chosen theme.

Likewise, if you have any questions or cannot make the first meeting, please do not hesitate to email posmanchester@yahoo.co.uk

Best wishes, Oliver and Simon, PoS Manchester Team Coordinators

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