Training, Heats & Finals
FameLab UK holds heats and regional finals in different locations around the country, trying to make the competition accessible to as many researchers as possible.
These provide great opportunities to receive training, meet new people and gain experience in presenting to a live audience. See the table below to find your nearest regional training, heat and final for 2020, then apply here!
|Cambridge||6 & 9 April – Venue & Time tbc||6 & 9 April – Venue & Time tbc||27 April – Venue & Time tbc|
|Edinburgh||19 February – Heriot-Watt University||11 March – Heriot-Watt University||15 April – Edinburgh Science Festival, 8pm|
|Glasgow||6 February – James Watt South Building, University of Glasgow, 10am – 12:30pm||10 March – DRAM!, Woodlands Road, Glasgow, 5:30 – 8pm||15 April – Edinburgh Science Festival, 8pm|
|Hull||6 March – University of Hull||13 March – University of Hull, 4pm||26 March – The Northern Final (Sheffield and Hull) Tamper Seller’s Wheel 7 – 9pm|
|London||27 March – Natural History Museum (Lates), 5 – 7pm||3 April – Natural History Museum, 4 – 6pm||24 April – Natural History Museum (Lates), 7.30pm|
|Oxford||Applications are now closed||Applications are now closed||6 March – Science Oxford Centre, 7 – 9pm|
|Sheffield||13 February – University of Sheffield, 6.30 – 8.30pm||27 February – University of Sheffield, 6.30 – 8.30pm||26 March – The Northern Final (Sheffield and Hull) Tamper Seller’s Wheel 7 – 9pm|
|Swansea||Applications are now closed||Applications are now closed||26 February – National Waterfront Museum, 7.30pm|
|Video||N/A – see below||1 March – 11.59pm||5 April – 11.59pm|
Applications close the day before the heat in each location
If you cannot attend any of these but still wish to take part, then you are invited to participate in the video heat. Whilst you will not receive a training session, this may be more convenient for you and you still gain experience in preparing and presenting a short talk on your research.
The specific criteria for video entries are as follows:
1. Videos must be 3 minutes long (content will not be judged after 3 minutes)
2. Videos should be filmed once, without any editing or special effects
3. You should be facing the camera while giving your presentation
4. Videos should not involve other people or excessive use of props
5. Videos should not include background music (unless this is something you are talking about)
6. If you are selected as one of the top few participants, you will need to prepare and send us a second video of a different presentation