Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:
Type of Events Held:
- Lecture/ Briefing
- Other: Pub Quiz and Speed Dating style Q and A with Neuroscientists
- General Public
- University students
Approximate Number of People Reached:
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)
- Press Release/Media Advisory
- Social Media
Other Publicity Methods:
Asked lecturers to mention event during their undergraduate lectures GoPro video
Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?
What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?
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).
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