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Stratified Medicine Student Ambassadors for marketing and the NI Science Festival

Stratified Medicine are involved with marketing and a two day event being held as part of the NI Science Festival at Foyle Arena, Londonderry.


Outline of Activity

tudents will be involved with setting up experiments, engaging with primary school children on day one and the general public on the evening of day one and on day two. Students will explain the experiments to those taking part and help the participants perform the experiments. Alongside participation at the event, students will complete a logbook before they attend the event, during the event and after the event.

Learning Outcomes

Before the event, students will fill in section 1 of the Student Ambassador logbook, providing information on themselves and their role as a student ambassador.

In order to use this event to contribute to the EDGE award, students must complete the student ambassador logbook and attend both days of the NI Science Festival; 24th February from 10am until 8pm and 25th February from 10am until 5pm.

With attendance at the two days of the event (including setting up and taking down experiments) and completion of the logbook students will have completed 20 hours of engagement with the activity.

Assessment Details

KNOWLEDGE AND UNDERSTANDING

  • Recognise the skills needed to engage and interact with different age groups and those with different levels of scientific
    experience and how these can be developed.
  • Understand what is involved in the role of a representative of the University to the
    general public.


INTELLUCTUAL PROPERTIES

  • From the experience, reflect on and assimilate information to help inform future career planning.


PROFESSIONAL/PRACTICAL SKILLS

  • Reflect on and improve own learning and performance.


TRANSFERABLE SKILLS

  • Evidence communication skills.
  • Evidence problem solving skills.
  • The activities in this module are designed to increase your awareness of the international client and/or customer, providing practical skills and advice to improve your multicultural communication skills.

Level of Commitment

20 hours to include:

This event will involve attendance by the students to market events which Stratified Medicine is involved in including the NI Science Festival at the Foyle Arena for 2 days (24th from (10am until 8pm) and 25th (10am until 5pm) of February 2017), as part of this, the students will be involved with the design of the experiment, set-up and take down.

A member of Stratified Medicine staff will be in attendance at all times and staff will work alongside students at the event.

Students will be responsible for completing the report after the event.

The event and logbook completion will take a total of 20 hours commitment by the student.

The activity will involve a 3 hour workshop, plus additional self-study time to develop the elevator pitch and write up the 250 word reflective piece.

Related Staff

Dr Sarah Atkinson

Lecturer in Stratified Medicine (Vision)
School of Biomedical Sciences
+44 28 7167 5664
s.atkinson@ulster.ac.uk

Find out more about Dr Sarah Atkinson