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Soapbox Science event

Recruiting volunteers for Soapbox Science event this August

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Are you passionate about science and love talking to people about it? Do you want to help raise awareness about gender equality in science careers? Soapbox Science is looking for volunteers to help out at their event on 28th August!

Soapbox Science is a national public outreach event that aims to bring cutting edge research onto urban streets whilst also promoting the visibility of women in science.

Soapbox Science is not just about the speakers. Without a supportive team of committed, enthusiastic people, a Soapbox event simply cannot happen.

Each event relies on an animated team of up to 20 volunteers. Volunteers play a crucial role in rounding up the public, chatting to them informally about science, supporting the speakers by managing props and helping to calm any pre-box nerves (even then most experienced speakers get a bit jittery!) as well as handing out Soapbox goodies to lucky audience members!

But perhaps the most important role of the volunteers is gathering data so we can effectively monitor the success of the event: volunteers carry out the bulk of our streamlined evaluation process, through interviews, observations and counting footfall.

 

To sign up please email Becky on volunteerpw4.union@ncl.ac.uk with the following info:

  • Name
  • 9 digit student ID number
  • Email address

Becky will then pass on further sign up details. 

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