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Facility Users Public Engagement Symposium

Muon, neutron and light source facility users and researchers are cordially invited to the free STFC Public Engagement Symposium. The event takes place on 29 May at STFC's Rutherford Appleton Laboratory in Oxfordshire.

The day offers all attendees a fantastic chance for both networking opportunities and professional development sessions. The day's programme includes a series of short, interactive workshops such as:

  • Writing science for a public audience - what works and who to work with
  • Public speaking: How to speak with confidence and impact
  • Top tips and practical ways to use new and social media
  • Talking to a public adult audience

This event will be ideal for potential collaborators, funding bodies and facility users to discuss ideas about current and future public engagement projects.

Register now (link opens in a new window) to attend the symposium.

STFC are offering bursaries of up to £100 towards travel and subsistence for their early career researchers who use STFC facilities (Diamond, ISIS, CLF, ESRF and ILL) to attend.

For STFC applicants, please email Jane Butt to check that you are eligible for a bursary.

Programme:

10:00  Arrival and Registration - Diamond Atrium

10:30  Welcomes and keynote address - Pickavance Lecture Theatre

11:00  Exhibitors Soapbox - Pickavance Lecture Theatre

11:20  Speed Networking

Light refreshments served in R22

12:00  Workshops (delegates choose one)

1. Writing science for a public audience - what works and who to work with
2. Public speaking: How to speak with confidence and impact

(Syndicate rooms in Diamond)

13:00  Lunch and networking opportunity - Diamond Atrium (Exhibits in the Diamond Atrium plus Central Exhibition Area)

14:00  Parallel Workshops (delegates choose two)

1. Top tips and practical ways to use new and social media
2. Talking to schools and young people
3. Talking to a public adult audience and dialogue for all

(Syndicate rooms in Diamond)

16:00  Sixty second delegate soapbox - Pickavance Lecture Theatre

16:30  Wrap up and close - Pickavance Lecture Theatre

16:45  Departures

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