Stand Up & Engage is our introductory event to welcome in the new academic year and the launch of KERN. The event will be taking place in the afternoon on Wednesday the 12th October from 3 pm to 5 pm upstairs at a The Miller, just next to Guy's campus.
Although there are a wide range of ways to do public engagement, nothing beats good old fashioned standing up on a stage in front of a crowd and sharing your work with them. The skills used in speaking about your work and research in jargon-free and entertaining language can help with all aspects of science communication, and not just public engagement.
The event will feature talks by researchers and science communicators. Topics to be covered will include
• Which event is best for you, and how to get involved
• Preparing your talk - what format should you use?
• Stand & Deliver - how to speak to crowds
There will also be an opportunity for you to get involved, with an ideas workshop followed by short open mic sessions so you can get a taste of speaking on stage and a chance to get some feedback
We'll be sticking around after the event for our first social, which will be taking place in the bar downstairs.