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EU Researchers’ Night 2016 – get involved!

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We are no longer accepting expressions of interest for 2016 contributors to our managed activities. However, we still need more general volunteers to help things run smoothly on the day – please email info@beltanenetwork.org if you’re interested! And if you’re running something on 30th September or 1st October that you’d like us to promote as part of Explorathon, drop us a line too.

EU Researchers Night is on 30th September 2016. It’s a Europe-wide public event that celebrates research. Over 30 countries and 300 cities are involved! And #Brexit or no #Brexit, Beltane is bringing Researchers’ Night to Edinburgh once more.

The Beltane partners, in cooperation with Leith Labs and Fun Palaces Scotland, are coordinating three events across three venues in Edinburgh under the banner ‘Explorathon 2016’. We are looking for researchers from all disciplines to get involved.  There are opportunities to do talks, drop-in activities, science busking, conversation-style activities, or to run your own event about your research.

2016 Venues

Our centrally-organised venues for 2016 are:

  • Ocean Terminal Shopping Centre – Leith
  • City of Edinburgh Methodist Church – Newington
  • WHALE Arts Agency – Wester Hailes
Dance workshop at Explorathon 2015 at the National Museum of Scotland

Dance workshop at Explorathon 2015 at the National Museum of Scotland

Training

We want you to enjoy sharing your research at Explorathon as much as possible. To help you feel confident, we are running free, targeted training during the summer of 2016. Please let us know which types of training you’re interested in when you complete the expression of interest form.

Our training in 2016 includes:

Volunteers

As well as people to deliver activities, we are also looking for volunteers to help run events on the day, and to evaluate the activities that are taking place. These roles are especially suitable for students (undergraduate and postgraduate).

If you would like to be an Explorathon Edinburgh volunteer and have not already been in touch, please email info@beltanenetwork.org to let us know you’re interested. We’re also running an informal drop-in where you can find out more about volunteering on Monday 5th September.

Find out more

If you want to find out more by talking to someone, drop in to one of the informal information events taking place over the summer:

'Artcasting' at Edinburgh's Modern Art Gallery, part of Explorathon 2015

‘Artcasting’ at Edinburgh’s Modern Art Gallery, part of Explorathon 2015

The University of Edinburgh

  • 12th July: 12.00 – 14.00 Kings Buildings, JCMB Café
  • 13th July: 12.00 – 14.00 Central, Main Library Café
  • 27th July: 12.00 – 14.00 Central, Main Library Café
  • 13th Sept: 12.00 – 14.00 Central, Main Library Café
  • 20th Sept: 12.00 – 14.00 Kings Buildings, JCMB Café cancelled – we’re full to bursting!

Heriot Watt University

  • 14th July: 12.00 – 14.00 Main Mall, Starbucks postponed to 3rd August 2016, same time and place
  • 19th Sept: 12.00 – 14.00 Main Mall, Starbucks

Edinburgh Napier University

  • 26th July: 12.00 – 14.00 Atrium Cafe, Sighthill Campus
  • 14th Sept: 12.00 – 14.00, Apex Cafe, Merchiston Campus cancelled – we’re full to bursting!

If you can’t make one of the info sessions, you can also drop us a line on info@beltanenetwork.org.

Hope to see you on 30th September!

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