Brain Awareness Week

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Unviersity of Exeter

Organized by:
Unviersity of Exeter

Participating Organizations:
British Neuroscience Association University of Exeter Alzheimer's Society

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

4

Year:

2019

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Other
  • Other: Pub Quiz and Speed Dating style Q and A with Neuroscientists

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:

200

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Public talks - two-day seminar series with talks from Professors, Lecturers, Post-Docs and PhD students to provide insights into important cutting-edge research within the field of neuroscience. Pub quiz - the quiz took place at the University pub and included many brain or science related questions. We had a great attendance of this event (mainly University students). Neuroscience: Ask me anything (Speed dating style Q&A) - Members of the public attended and had the opportunity to ask Neuroscientists of many levels (PhD student to Professor) anything about their career or research.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Calendar Listings (newspapers, radio, television)
  • Emails
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media
  • Other

Other Publicity Methods:

Asked lecturers to mention event during their undergraduate lectures GoPro video

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Flyers and Social Media: Good way of targeting university students and staff. Social Media: Helped to target people outside of university

Resources

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Activities/Experiments

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

Members of the public got insights into the neuroscience research at the university. Increased awareness of different diseases of the brain. College students and undergraduate students had the chance to meet neuroscientists and got an idea about what working in academia is like.

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

Start planning and especially advertising early. Linking events to events that take place on a regular basis might increase attendance (e.g. we organised a special BAW pub quiz as part of the weekly pub quizzes of the local pub).

Did/do you like our Facebook page?

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Event Photos

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Contact Information

BAW Website:

https://www.exeter.ac.uk/research/events/baw2019/

Contact Name:

Isabel Castanho

Contact Phone:

+44 (0) 1392 40 8221

Contact Email:

I.Castanho@exeter.ac.uk

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