Ten finalists chosen from the two regional heats will attend a weekend Masterclass in April. This will be led by a Cheltenham Festivals accredited trainer in cooperation with a British Council drama and presentation expert. All of the workshops are run in English and simultaneous translation will be available to anyone who has trouble understanding.
What will the Masterclass give you?
Tips and ideas on how to structure a talk.
New presentation skills and techniques.
An opportunity to ask top notch experts any questions you may have.
The basics of communicating science to the media (including TV, radio, press, etc.).
An insight into how science communication works (not just from the point of view of the scientist).
A chance to get to know your fellow finalists.
In short, it's a weekend filled with science communication, fun and great company of enthusiastic like-minded young people.
The masterclass is designed to be very hands-on and interactive. It is an intense couple of days focused on developing your science communication skills and gettting to know great people from different fields of study.
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