FameLab 2018 - Gwres Abertawe

Registration is required

Register at: https://www.cheltenhamfestivals.com/science/famelab/

College of Science

From: Jan. 24, 2018, 7:30 p.m.
To: None
Location: National Waterfront Museum, Swansea

Dear all staff and students,

Swansea University Public Engagement Forum will once again host the Swansea heat of FameLab 2018. It takes place at the National Waterfront Museum on Wednesday the 24th January at 7:30, in partnership with Swansea Science Café.

Confirmed judges are Tim Rutter - TATA Steel, Tim Cockerill -TV and radio presenter and Dr Ruth Callaway (SEACAMS) College of Science.

This is the UK’s biggest competition to discover new talent in the communication of science, technology, engineering and maths (STEM). So if you’re working in a STEM field and think you can explain an idea or concept to non-scientists in just three minutes, we want to hear from you!

There is still time to enter!

Eligibility - To enter you must be aged 21 or over, and studying or working in science, technology, engineering or mathematics (this includes specialist science or maths teachers).

How do I enter? Enter by registering directly with FameLab UK.
Then what? - Prepare your three minute presentation and turn up on the day of your heat to take part!

Information sessions will be held on 9th January in Science Central, Wallace 12 - 2:30, https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/qxnrt and 10th January at the Active Classroom, Bay campus 12 - 2:30. https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/bolpy The sessions will help you learn more about the Famelab competition, what’s involved and the benefits of taking part. You will also receive some initial training to help you start to prepare your presentation.

If you do decide to enter the competition you will also be invited to a one-to-one appointment on Friday 19th January 2018 to help you develop your talk.

At Swansea we’re offering an optional (but highly recommended) training session by Science made Simple at 5:00pm – 6:30pm. Last year's UK Winner Carol Glover from Swansea University's College of Engineering said the training was 'energising'.

By entering FameLab you can explore your own potential and begin a journey with like-minded people from your region and beyond and, most of all, have a good time!

Please come along on the night to watch and support our scientists, we promise a very entertaining evening (plus there’s a bar!) And share this e-mail with anyone accross the UK who might be interested in entering or attending on teh night.

If you have any queries please get in touch with

Rhian Melita Morris r.m.morris@swansea.ac.uk (College of Science)

Sharon Bishop s.t.bishop@swansea.ac.uk (College of Engineering)

Many thanks,

PEP - Talk

Contact: Rhian Melita Morris (Email: r.m.morris@swansea.ac.uk)

Event created by: a.c.ratcliffe