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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.

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

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