Would you like to be part of our Science Fair for British Science Week 2016? Read on!

British Science Week 2016 will be taking place from 11 – 20 March 2016; and is a 10-day celebration of all things STEM. As in previous years, the University of Manchester will be hosting a programme of activities for schools in the North-West, including a Science Fair running on Weds 16, Thurs 17 and Friday 18 March 2016. We have 1100 pupils booked in over the 3 days; and some final spaces to fill in the science fair, so I’m looking for interested colleagues to get involved in this activity.

Our Science Fair: We are looking for academics and/or research groups to get involved with our interactive Science Fair. You would be required in Sackville Street Great Hall on Wednesday 16 – Friday 18 March 2016; 10am – 12:30pm. We ask that although staffing of the stands can change; that the actual stands themselves do not change for the three days. We appreciate that it’s a big time commitment for those colleagues who can get involved; but it’s also a fantastic opportunity to communicate your research and passion for your subject to up to 900 young people who we are expecting over the week.

Science Fair dates/times

  • Tuesday 15 March – PM – Set Up Afternoon
  • Wednesday 16 March – Science Fair for pupils in Y7 – Y9 10am – 12:30pm + Science Fair for local primary schools 1pm – 2:30pm.
  • Thursday 17 March – Science Fair for pupils in Y7 – Y9 10am – 12:30pm
  • Friday 18 March – Science Fair for pupils in Y7 – Y9 10am – 12:30pm + Set down of stands from 12:30 onwards.

We are looking for academics and/or research groups to coordinate a stand to showcase your research area and communicate it to young people. The main aim of this programme of activities is to enthuse and inspire young people about science, technology, engineering and maths and increase their desire to study it to A-level and beyond. This might take the form of table top games or activities to explain your research, perhaps some engaging demos or maybe some fantastic communicators, able to explain your research to a captive audience. However you choose to run your stand – the main requirement is enthusiasm!

If you have any questions or would like more information, please just get in touch with Emma Lewis, email: Emma.Lewis@manchester.ac.uk or tel + 44 (0)161 306 1715