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Pint of Science 2022: Call for Volunteers – Manchester team

Are you passionate about science? Public engagement? Pubs?! If you answered yes to any of these questions, you may be interested in helping to run Pint of Science festival in Manchester in 2022!

What is Pint of Science?

Pint of Science is an international science festival that happens annually over three evenings in May. During 9-11 May 2022, science researchers will be making their way from the lab to public venues such as cafes and pubs to share their research stories with the public over a nice cold pint of their favourite drink.

In 2019, our fantastic festival here in Manchester saw 1000 attendees and over 50 speakers sharing a pint at over 21 events.

Call for volunteers

The festival doesn’t happen by itself; it needs a team of enthusiastic and inventive volunteers to make it happen. That’s where you might come in… we need volunteers to run the festival in Manchester! Roles require part-time commitment from Nov to May and include event managers, hosts, communications manager, treasurer and web manager.

What’s involved for volunteers?

Pint of Science is a great way to learn team-working, event management and science public engagement. Not only is it a great boost to your CV, it’s also excellent for meeting new people and generally having a laugh – how often do you get to run your own festival in your spare time?

Get involved and help showcase the world-class science that happens at the University of Manchester.

Our events include the following topics: Beautiful Mind (neuroscience, psychology and psychiatry), Atoms to Galaxies (physics, chemistry, maths, astronomy), Our Body (medicine, human biology, health), Planet Earth (geosciences, plant sciences, zoology), Tech Me Out (biotechnology, robotics, computers), Our Society (law, history, politics, policy, languages), Creative Reactions – where science meets art.

Applications of interest – closing 19 November 2022

If you want to get involved please complete this form to register your interest and we will get back to you towards the end of November.

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