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Little Event 2017 – Programme and speakers confirmed

This is BIG’s one-day training session for people who are relatively new to STEM communication.

The day is crammed with sessions focusing on developing the different skills that are useful in face-to-face STEM communication; they are delivered by experienced science communicators following BIG’s usual hands-on approach.

Sessions include:

  • Presenter Skills – David Price, Performer, science made simple
  • Careers – Bridget Holligan, Director of Education & Engagement, Science Oxford
  • Evaluation – Dom McDonald, Inspiring Science Fund Manager, Wellcome Trust
  • Project Management – Rachel Mason, Head of Development, Science Projects

The Little Event takes place on 11th January in Thinktank, Birmingham and costs £45 for BIG members. If you aren’t a member you can join for £30 a year.

For more information or to book visit www.big.uk.com/littleevent17

Win one of ten bursaries to attend the Little Event 2017, Thinktank, Birmingham, Wed 11 January

The Little Event is for people who are relatively early in their STEM communication career.

Whether they work in a science centre or museum, volunteer for a festival, are involved in university outreach, or do anything else to engage people with sciences. It’s a lot like the BIG Event, but a bit smaller, and all crammed into one busy day. There will be several sessions, each focusing on developing a different skill, delivered by experienced science communicators following our 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 presents a great opportunity to meet people from across the UK working in similar roles and sharing similar experiences. The programme for the day will include sessions on Learning and evaluation, Interacting with the public, Managing your engagement project, Presenting and careers.

Each bursary worth £100 covers an annual BIG membership, registration fees for the Little Event and £25 towards travel expenses.

If you wish to apply for one of the 10 free places, applying is simple. Just email event@big.uk.com by noon on 16 December with the subject line “Bursary application Little Event” to 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.

Successful applicants will be notified by email.

For more information or to book visit www.big.uk.com