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Pint of Science ’18 – Volunteers needed!

The Manchester team are looking to recruit volunteers for the next Pint of Science Festival (14-16 May 2018)!

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 5th 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.
  • Planet Earth – e.g. Earth Sciences, Plant Science, Zoology.
  • Our Body – e.g. Biology, Medicine, Health.
  • Tech Me Out – e.g. Technology, Engineering, Computing.
  • Our Society – e.g. Sociology, Public policy Law, History, Archaeology

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. There will also be positions on the committee such as promotion, social media officer, website organisation etc.

We will be holding out first meeting in the University of Manchester Students Union Council Chambers (room 2) at 17:00 – 18:00 on 7 November 2017.

*It is important that you register your interest using the following link*:
https://docs.google.com/forms/d/e/1FAIpQLSdLI-2_ccRA8uL3z4Jt0oh_VlyPuubKJPi85SINYllGrIDC4g/viewform

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!

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

Best wishes,
Lucy and Becky
Pint of Science Manchester Team

‘A Taste of Pint of Science’, tonight – 29 March 2017

The Pint of Science Festival is returning to Manchester for the 4th time. To kick things off this year, we’re hosting a free, one-off event at Bluu in the Northern Quarter, tonight, 7 – 9:30.

We’ll have a range of hands-on activities and demonstrations, with contributions from across the university, plus some free wine and a chance to win Pint of Science tickets and other prizes.

No need to register or get tickets – just turn up! Hope to see some of you there.

Drop me an email if you have any questions – James Doherty –
james.doherty-3@postgrad.manchester.ac.uk

And spread the word on Twitter: @pintofscience #pint17

See: https://pintofscience.co.uk/event/a-taste-of-pint-of-science—manchester

Posted on behalf of James Doherty, The University of Manchester