Science buskers wanted!

Published on 26 September 16

We are recruiting Science Buskers to support events taking place during this year's Manchester Science Festival.

We're holding an information and training session to help you decide…

The University is taking part in the Manchester Science Festival, and as part of our family fun science fair event – Science Spectacular – we are are seeking enthusiastic postgraduates and undergraduates from all disciplines (registered at the University) who are interested in inspiring and engaging the general public in some science fun.

What will you do?

Science Busking involves approaching people, showing them intriguing and entertaining science demonstrations or tricks – much like street magicians! As a Science Busker, you will help to enthuse and engage with hundreds of Festival visitors, bringing the fun and wonder of hands-on science tricks to the streets of Manchester. You will get to meet and work with like-minded people and enjoy a positive and memorable experience.

Whether this is your first foray or you are already experienced in the art of science communication we want to hear from you!

You need to be:

What you can expect from us:

How can you get involved?

We are running an information and training day on Monday 3 October, 9:00 – 14:00 (includes lunch) in the Roscoe Building.

You can attend the training and then decide if science busking is for you.

If you do decide that science busking is for you, you will be invited to attend a mentored practice at Manchester Museum on Wednesday 12 October.

You’ll then have the opportunity to take part in the Science Spectacular on Saturday 29 October.

Key Dates:
Info and Training: Mon 3 October 2016, 9:00 – 14:00 (includes lunch)
Mentored Practice: Wed 12 October 2016, 12:00 – 14:00
Science Spectacular: Sat 29 October 2016, 11:00 – 15:00

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