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The BIG Event 2019 Bursary is open

BIG is offering a few bursary places to attend the BIG Event in July. This is ideal for people working in and around science communication, who think they might benefit from making some more professional friends by attending BIG’s three-day annual conference in Edinburgh. The bursary covers registration fees to attend the BIG Event 17-19 […]

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BIG ’19 call for proposals open!

BIG is thrilled to announce a return to Scotland for BIG Event 2019. The highlight of the STEM communicator’s annual calendar will see our conference held at Dynamic Earth in Edinburgh 17-19 July 2019. Dynamic Earth is a wonderful venue – lots of space and lots of spaces. Indoors, outdoors and fantastically placed for access […]

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BIG’s ‘Little’ event with bursaries

The Little Event is BIG’s one-day training session for people who are relatively early in their STEM communication career, whether they work in a science centre or museum, volunteer for a festival, are involved in university outreach, or do anything else to engage people with sciences. It’s coming to Thinktank Science Museum, Birmingham, on Thursday […]

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‘How To Develop A Training Session’ workshop

As part of BIG’s role in promoting excellence in science communication we are pleased to announce our latest skills day. HOW TO DEVELOP A TRAINING SESSION Wednesday 17th October, 2018 – 9.30-4.00pm ThinkTank, Birmingham Would you like to share your skills and knowledge with others? Have you delivered training sessions before but need some help […]

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The Josh Award 2018

The #Josh18 Award is now open for applications. It is the UK’s national award in science communication, established to recognise and support up-and-coming talent in science communication. The award provides the opportunity to become the science communicator in residence at the Manchester Science Festival, developing and delivering a new project or event while showcasing best […]

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The Beetlestone Award

Yesterday, The BIG STEM Communicators Network launched a new Award. The purpose of which is to recognise a senior person in the field of ‘informal learning in science’ (ISL) – someone still in post in the UK, not a retiree – who has already made or is clearly creating a significant legacy for the field. John Beetlestone […]

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BIG Event 2018 – Call for session proposals OPEN

Every year, BIG members get together for a three-day bash to exchange ideas, compare disasters, find their next employer and have a grand time with the work and the colleagues they love. STEM engagement professionals from all over the UK (and some more besides) take this opportunity to step out of their offices, museums and […]

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BIG’s ‘Little Event’ programme released

There are still places left for the Little Event 2018. This year’s programme includes: Setting the scene – A whistle-stop tour of STEM engagement. Managing projects – From small events like 30-minute demo shows and table top interactives to workshops and science festivals, managing a project is just as important as creating its content. Presenting […]

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Bursaries to attend the Little Event 2018

There are 10 bursaries up for grabs to attend The Little Event 2018 on Wednesday 17th January at Thinktank in Birmingham. The Little Event is a 1-day conference designed for early-career STEM Communicators. Each bursary is worth £100 and covers annual BIG membership, registration fees and £25 towards travel expenses. Applying for one of the […]

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The Little BIG event comes to Brum

Thanks to support from Thinktank Birmingham Science Museum, The Little Event will take place again on Wednesday 17th January 2018, 9.30am – 4.30pm at Thinktank, Birmingham This one-day conference is for early-career STEM communicators who are keen to suck the knowledge and experience out of those who have been at it for ages. It is also an […]