The training days will take place on 8 and 14 March. Please ensure that your two exhibit representatives are able to share all materials and run a session with exhibitors once they get back to your institution.
The success of your exhibit is reliant on the volunteers at your exhibit being able to communicate your key messages. Please train your teams to be able to do this.
To help, please find the materials used by the Science Museum team during the training courses below:
- Handouts, including: identifying your audience, learning outcomes, key messages, science capital reflection tool, learning styles, activity ideas, powerful questions, visitor interaction tips and a checklist for the Summer Science Exhibition.
- Slides from the presentation used at the training.
Chris Lewis will also give an introduction to working with media at the start of the day.
A large part of our audience is made up of school students. If you would like to become more involved in schools and inspiring young people in Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths subjects, you may be interested in becoming a STEM Ambassador, for more information visit the STEM ambassador page.
Two representatives from each exhibit attend our exhibitor planning day on 1 December 2017. Some of the presentations are available for your reference - the rest will be added in due course.
- Emma Slater, The Royal Society - Full Planning Day Presentation
- Dr Rebecca Jones, Wellcome Trust Medical Research Council, Cambridge Stem Cell Institute - Working with your institution
- The Science Museum - Communication training taster
- Omar Jamshed and Danielle Haddad, The Royal Society - Press
- Ken Boyd, Fifex - Making things on a budget
- Dr Kristopher Page, UCL - Been there, done that
- Paula deVries Albertin, King's College London - Been there, done that
- Robert Young, Lancaster University - Been there, done that
Child protection policy
Approximately 3,000 school students will be visiting the exhibition from Monday – Friday in school groups, with more expected in family groups during the week and weekend. While the Royal Society are responsible for child protection and safeguarding overall, exhibitors have a duty of care and are responsible for ensuring a suitable level of safeguarding for these young people while they are on their stand. This document outlines some recommendations to consider, although none of these are compulsory.
Please ensure that all members of your exhibition team have read our Child Protection Guidance before the exhibition.