Get Involved

Opportunities 

There are a number of opportunities to take part in the festival for students taking part in Communicating Maths, Communicating Physics and Public Engagement in Chemistry modules at the University of Bath.

Present at the Schools Science Fair:

Details of the event

Sign up your group

 

Present at the Family Science Fair:

Details of the event

Sign up your group

 

Test your stand at the Launch Event

Details of the event

Sign up your group 

 

Useful information

Useful information about the festival can be found throughout this website including videos and photos from previous festivals.

 

Presentation 

There is presentation which Andrew has presented to some groups. It can be downloaded below

Bath Taps into Science Presentation 

 

See below for the previous newsletters

Opportunities to get involved:

There are 2 opportunities to get involved:

  1. Present an interactive exhibit for children or families
  2. Offer the general public the chance to be involved in your research

 

Present an interactive stand for children or families

This option will allow you to present at one or both of the Science fairs that are part of the Bath Taps into Science Festival.  You will have an exhibition stand and present your research in an interactive manner for primary school students and/or the general public (usually families with young children). You will be able to talk about the impact of your research on people’s everyday lives and show why research in your area is so important.

Presenting at the science fairs at Bath Taps will also be good preparation for larger national and international science fairs such as the Big Bang Fair, the British Science Festival or The Royal Society Summer exhibition.

 

Offer the general public the chance to be involved in your research

This option would allow you to use the visitors to the Schools Science Fair and/or the Family Science Fair as participants in your research. The Schools Science Fair would give you access to over 1,600 primary school children in one place on one day, and the Family Fair access to over 5,000 members of the public (mainly families) on one day. You may undertake any ethically approved research and could involve visitors completing questionnaires or doing their own data collection in the form of citizen science.

To apply for your exhibition stand please complete the form below.

 

Opportunities to get involved - Please register by January 31st 2019

There are 2 opportunities to get involved:

  1. Present an interactive talk or demonstration talk
  2. Deliver an interactive workshop

 

Present an interactive talk or demonstration talk

Designing and delivering a talk to school students will allow you to teach school students about your research through lectures or demonstration talks. You will design a talk that is interactive and teaches the students about key concepts and key finding of your research in fun and engaging way. Talks can be designed for any age group and promoted as part of the Festival. Booking schools can be done by you and your team or can be handled by the Bath Taps into Science team allowing you more time to design and deliver the talks.

 

Deliver an interactive workshop

 Designing and delivering a workshop to school students will allow you to teach school students about your research in an interactive way. You will design a workshop that is interactive and teaches the students about key concepts and key finding of your research in fun and engaging way. Workshops can be designed for any age group and promoted as part of the Festival. Booking schools can be done by you and your team or can be handled by the Bath Taps into Science team allowing you more time to design and deliver the workshops.

 

Promotion as part of the festival

With both options the activities will be promoted to all local and regional primary and secondary schools through the festival website, festival brochure (emailed to schools and printed copies in local cafes) and through the festival newsletter. When you apply to add your event to the festival we will ask you if you would like to manage the bookings. If you do, then the schools will contact you directly. If you would rather, the festival team can manage the bookings and give you the details once your talk/workshop is booked. 

To apply for your exhibition stand please complete the form below.

We’re looking for enthusiastic, friendly people to join us at the Bath Taps into Science Festival. The success of the festival depends on the support and help from our enthusiastic, reliable and motivated volunteers! You will be part of the team and you’ll get to gain experience of large events and go behind the scenes to see how it all works.

You don't have to be a scientist or engineer to volunteer with us, but you may have a better experience if you have an interest or involvement in science or engineering or you would like to see how large events are organised and run.

You can register to be an event volunteer now just click on the role that interests you below:

                                                      
                                                                  Festival Marshal                          Social Media Manager                         Festival Evaluator
 

We’re looking for enthusiastic, friendly people to join us at the Bath Taps into Science Festival. The success of the festival depends on the support and help from our enthusiastic, reliable and motivated volunteers! You will be part of the team and you’ll get to gain experience of large events and go behind the scenes to see how it all works.

You don't have to be a scientist or engineer to volunteer with us, but you may have a better experience if you have an interest or involvement in science or engineering or you would like to see how large events are organised and run.

You can register to be an event volunteer now, just click on the role that interests you:

 

                                                            

                                         Festival Marshal                                                            Social Media Manager                                                        Festival Evaluator

There are a number of ways for different people to get involved in the festival. Please click the links below:

Schools

Researchers

Sponsors

Companies

Volunteers

 

Researchers and Bath Taps

Companies can get involved in Bath Taps into Science in a number of ways, see our sponsorship page or contact This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for more information. 

 

 

There are a number of ways researchers can engage with Bath Taps into Science. We have laid out a number of options below: Get in contact with us if you have any questions.Impact Brochure

The options are:

There are other options and ways of working with Bath Taps into Science, such as promotion through social media, blogging opportunities and much more. Contact Michelle to discuss this in more detail. 

 

Option 1:

Design and present a stand at the Schools and/or Family Science Fairs

Description of option

This option will allow you to present at one or both of the Science fairs that are part of the Bath Taps into Science Festival.  You will have a stand and present your research in an interactive manner for primary school students and/or the general public (usually families with young children). You will be able to talk about the impact of your research on people’s everyday lives and show why research in your area is so important.

Presenting at the science fairs at Bath Taps will also be good preparation for larger national and international science fairs such as the Big Bang Fair, the British Science Festival The Royal Society Summer exhibition.

See the call page for more information and details of how to apply for your place.Researchers

 

Option 2:

 Design and present a workshop or talk for school students

 Description of option

Designing and delivering a workshop or talk to school students will allow you to teach school students about your research in an interactive way. You will design a workshop or talk that is interactive and teaches the students about key concepts and key findings of your research in fun and engaging way. Workshops or talks can be designed for any age group and promoted as part of the Festival. Booking schools can be done by you and your team or can be handled by the Bath Taps into Science team allowing you more time to design and deliver the activities.

The Widening Participation (WP) Office have recently purchased an Outreach Van which is available for researchers to use to transport equipment to schools to deliver workshops. See the University wiki pages for more information

See the call page for more information and details of how to apply for your place. workshop

Option 3:

Use the visitors to the Science Fairs as participants in your research

Description of option

This option would allow you to use the visitors to the Schools Science Fair and/or the Family Science Fair as participants in your research. The Schools Science Fair would give you access to over 1200 primary school children in one place on one day, and the family fair access to over 2000 members of the public (mainly families) on one day. You may undertake any ethically approved research and could involve visitors completing questionnaires or doing their own data collection in the form of citizen science.

 

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What you will need to do

  1. Decide on the research you wish to undertake
  2. Get ethical approval for the research
  3. Register your request on the registration form and select participatory research when asked. 
  4. Design your data collection methods
  5. Enjoy the events and collect your data
  6. Promote your involvement in Bath Taps into Science through blogs, social media, website posts and press releases
  7. Share the published results of your research with the Bath Taps into Science team so they can promote it

 Support

  • The Bath Taps into Science Team can support with the logistics of the Science Fairs and guidance with the expected audience.
  • The Research and Innovation Service can support with writing Bath Taps into Science into your ‘Pathways to Impact’ statement in grant proposals. 

  

 Option 4:

 Design and present a public lecture

Description of option

Designing and delivering a lecture to the general public will allow you to disseminate results of your research to people of all ages who have an interest in your research area. You will design a lecture that teaches the audience about key concepts and key findings of your research in an engaging way. Lectures will be promoted as part of the Festival, the bookings can be done by you and your team or can be handled by the Bath Taps into Science team allowing you more time to design and deliver the lecture. The Bath Taps into Science team can also support with the logistics and promotion of the lecture including sourcing a venue and designing posters and promoting on social media.

 lecture

What you will need to do

  1. Decide on a topic for your lecture
  2. Get a team of people together to design the talk (if required)
  3. Read the ‘Information for Presenters: Talks and Workshops’ leaflet on bathtapsintoscience.com
  4. Design your lecture including demonstrations and PowerPoint (as required)
  5. Register your lecture on our form and tell us whether you would like us to manage the bookings
  6. Promote the lecture
  7. Enjoy delivering your lecture
  8. Promote your involvement in Bath Taps into Science through blogs, social media, website posts and press releases

 Support

  • The Bath Taps into Science team can offer support and guidance on preparing your lecture, please get in touch with us if you have any questions.
  • The Public Engagement Unit can support with how to present your research to different audiences
  • The Research and Innovation Service can support with writing Bath Taps into Science into your ‘Pathways to Impact’ statement in grant proposals. 

Option 5:

Organise your own event and promote it as part of the festival

Description of option

If you are running your own events, activities, talks etc. as part of your annual programme of activities (either on or off campus) then you can promote them as part of the Bath Taps into Science Festival. We will produce a festival brochure which will be sent out to schools and members of the public that have registered an interest on bathtapsintoscience.com or who have been to a Bath Taps into Science event in the past. We aim to print around 2000 brochures which will be given out across the city before the festival and at all the events during the festival.

You can use the festival brochure as a method of promoting your event or the Bath Taps into Science team can support you by managing bookings and/or logistics such as sourcing venues.

 Festival Brochure

 What you will need to do

  1. Register your event on our form and tell us whether you would like us to manage the bookings
  2. Promote your event
  3. Enjoy delivering your event
  4. Promote your involvement in Bath Taps into Science through blogs, social media, website posts and press releases
 
Support
  • The Bath Taps into Science team can offer support and guidance on preparing your event, please get in touch with us if you have any questions.
  • The Public Engagement Unit can support with how to present your research to different audiences
  • The Research and Innovation Service can support with writing Bath Taps into Science into your ‘Pathways to Impact’ statement in grant proposals. 

 

There are lots of ways for schools to get involved in the festival. 

Schools preenting

  • Have a researcher visit your school to deliver a workshop or interactive talk
  • Visit the University of Bath to see some of our departments
  • Attend the Schools Science Fair
  • Present at the Schools Science Fair

And much more..... 

 

Have a look at all the events that are available during the Bath Taps into Science festival by going to the events page.