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Looking for a co-organiser for Cafe Scientifique Manchester

We are looking for a volunteer to help organise Café Scientifique talks in Manchester.

The role involves seeking speakers and hosting 5 sessions per year. This is a great opportunity for public engagement and networking with the speakers of your choice.

We have good links with MOSI and MSF and are based in MadLab in the Northern Quarter.

You may find further information on our website: http://www.cafescientifique.manchester.ac.uk/

Please get in touch with me directly if you are interested.

Email: Bo.Yao@manchester.ac.uk | Tel: 0161 275 2696

Dr Bo Yao Lecturer in Psychology | School of Psychological Sciences | University of Manchester 


Event Volunteer – applications now open for Manchester Science Festival 2016

Do you enjoy working with people? Do you enjoy talking to and helping people? Are you interested in being involved in live events in and around Manchester?

What are we looking for?

Manchester Science Festival is looking for a team of people to help deliver an exciting programme of fun, stimulating and creative events this autumn. This year is Manchester Science Festival’s tenth birthday and we will be celebrating Manchester as the European City of Science with a diverse and vibrant programme of events happening that we would love your support with.

What will you get from volunteering with us?

Meeting new people, discovering science in a variety of different ways and getting hands-on with making activities, volunteering with us will give you lots of opportunities to get to know people and give you memorable experiences. You can also join our team of year-round event volunteers to support events after the festival.

What does the application process involve?

The event volunteer role description outlines the activities and responsibilities that we ask our event volunteers to undertake during the festival. Please read that before completing the event volunteer application form.

We get lots of applications, so we cannot guarantee to take on everyone who applies. When you complete the application form, please give as much detail as you can to show us why you would like to join us and how your previous experience meets the role description. It is an opportunity for us to get to know you a little bit and see what you can bring to our volunteer team.

Successful applicants will be invited to an informal group interview. Having read your application, we will want to get to know you a little bit better and for you to meet us and find out more about volunteering at Manchester Science Festival.

People who are taken on to be part of this year’s volunteer cohort will be given a Museum of Science and Industry induction, manual handling training, a basic disclosure check and an induction about Manchester Science Festival before the festival kicks off on the 20 October 2016.

Download role description and application form here – http://www.manchestersciencefestival.com/getinvolved/volunteer-opportunities

Need more information?

If you would like to apply, but would prefer to come in for an informal chat , I will be in the Museum of Science and Industry Warehouse café from 2-5pm, Tuesday 19 July. If you do plan to come along, please let me know by phone or email. If you cannot make that date and time, please do let me know and we can arrange another opportunity.

If you have any questions or want to know more please email or call Penelope Hill at volunteering@msimanchester.org.uk or 0161 606 0169.

Application deadline: 12noon, Friday 5 August 2016

STEM Mentoring Opportunities – 1000 Girls, 1000 Futures and The Junior Academy

Two exciting opportunities for individuals to take part in the Global STEM Alliance. “1000 Girls, 1000 Futures” and “The Junior Academy” are two innovative, virtual education programs recruiting mentors from around the globe to support students who have a passion for science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM).

The Junior Academy is a global community of problem solvers made up of talented students, STEM experts, and companies around the world dedicated to solving real-world problems during 70-day innovation challenges. Learn more or apply now at http://thejunioracademy.org/mentors/

1000 Girls, 1000 Futures pairs STEM-focused high school girls with dynamic, motivated female mentors for a year-long, one-to-one mentorship that exposes students to innovative programming focused on helping them develop essential 21st century skills. Learn more or apply now at http://bit.ly/1000GApp

We would love it if you would pass along this opportunity to mentor the next generation of STEM leaders. And good news – all mentor applications are now due by 18 July 2016.

If you have any questions or would like more information on these programs, please let me know.

Posted on behalf of Carla Y. Emanuele-Giza, Program Manager, Education

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Film extras needed! Fri 1 July – fictional outbreak of a deadly virus

Calling all budding film extras….

On Friday 1 July 2015, we’re filming a scene for a sci-fi project based around the fictional outbreak of a deadly virus. ‘Aeon’ involves a series of video news bulletins which will take members of the public through a real-time pandemic response scenario. Aeon is written and directed by Richard Evans (Persona app) and produced by Ric Michael (BAFTA nominee and ex-Head of Development, Baby Cow Manchester).

We are looking for extras for one of the scenes to sit in the audience and be wowed at the launch of a new viro-therapy treatment. If you would like to be part of an exciting collaboration between Manchester scientists and creatives that will play out during Manchester Science Festival please come to Waterside Arts Centre in Sale in the main theatre between 11.30-2pm this Friday 1 July. No experience required. Sign up at the link below:

The scene we’re filming is a product launch – in the style of those Apple or Google events – you won’t be featured on camera in close-up, unless you really want to be, in which case we’ll put you on the front row :-).

Feel free to share this link with anyone you think might be interested – anyone coming along needs to sign up online, so we know how many we’ve got coming.

Dr J Pennock | Faculty of Medicine and Human Sciences | @immunojo