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Take Part in the Lancashire Science Festival!

LSF 2014 Showfloor Call Out!


Calling all exhibitors for the Lancashire Science Festival 2014!

This year’s theme is Power Up! So we are looking for any interested parties to send us details of their ideas for their showfloor stands.

We have a maximum capacity of 20 stands on the showfloor and so will be judging all entries competitively. We are looking for stands that can really bring science to life, with fun and engaging hands-on activities.

The Lancashire Science Festival will be running from 26th to 28th June 2014; the 26th June being open to Primary Schools, the 27th to High School and Colleges and the 28th being a general public day, so we are looking for stands that will appeal to all ages and abilities.

The ethos behind the Lancashire Science Festival is to inspire people to think more about science and how it affects them and to encourage thought and debate, in a really fun atmosphere. As this year’s theme is Power Up we will be looking for stands that fit into this. Think along the lines of Power Your Brain and Recharge Your Batteries, Up Up and Away, Energy, The Power of Your Body, Engineering and The Power of IT. But don’t let this constrain you, think outside the box!

Please contact jbennionATuclan.ac.uk for an application form and ensure that all entries are returned by 31st January 2014, so that the selection process can begin.

Join the Engage UCLan team!

This is a really exciting opportunity to join our team and help develop this brand-new facility. You’ll be working with UCLan and the Royal Institution, to develop a Young Scientists Centre, at UCLan’s Preston campus. You can see more about the YSC at the Ri here http://www.rigb.org/contentControl?action=displayContent&id=00000002976  RI_SLH_RGB

We’re looking for someone with an enthusiasm for STEM, who has experience of teaching/outreach and is a confident communicator and at ease in the lab. Further job details are here https://recruitment.uclan.ac.uk/itrentlive_webrecruitment/jobs/REQ000796.pdf , and you’ll need to access http://www.uclan.ac.uk/work/index.php and click on ‘vacancies’ to apply.

For an informal chat about this role, contact me (Jo) the Public Engagement Manager-  on 01772 892706 or via email JHeatonATuclan.ac.uk

Exciting times!