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Tue 27 Nov 2018
09:00 - 12:00

Venue: Clinical School, Herchel Smith Building for Brain and Mind Sciences, Large Seminar Room

Provided by: Cambridge Admissions Office


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The Brilliant Club - Delivering Engaging Sessions for Schools
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Tue 27 Nov 2018

Description

Cambridge Admissions Office have organised a series of briefing sessions in the coming weeks aimed at Schools Liaison Officers, Department Outreach Staff, and any academics and staff members who will communicate with potential students.

This session will be useful to anybody who delivers academic workshops, particularly to young people at an outreach related event, though the skills developed will also help to improve general presentation and teaching skills. It will be delivered by The Brilliant Club (https://thebrilliantclub.org/)

Target audience
  • Postgraduate students
  • Postdocs
  • Any staff members interested in delivering sessions to schools
Sessions

Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 27 Nov 2018   09:00 - 12:00 09:00 - 12:00 Clinical School, Herchel Smith Building for Brain and Mind Sciences, Large Seminar Room map
Objectives
  • To explore the key principles of working with school pupils
  • To understand the context of widening participation and school pupils
  • To develop a concept map that clearly breaks down your research into accessible elements for a one off session or series of sessions
  • Understanding your audience
  • Designing interactive sessions – small group sessions or taster lectures
Format

The course will be split into three main sessions:

  • Working with Students (including understanding of disadvantage in the school, overview of WP (widening participation), managing behaviour and creating a positive environment.
  • Designing Engaging and Interactive Sessions
  • Turning your Research into a Taster Lecture or Course for School Pupils
Notes

Whilst we encourage attendance throughout the entire half day session, if you feel a particular session is not as relevant to you please contact caotraining@admin.cam.ac.uk for details.

Duration

Three hours

Theme
CAO Briefing Sessions

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