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Exploration: Public Engagement Activities for Chemistry Students

  • Dudley ShallcrossEmail author
  • Tim Harrison
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Abstract

Postgraduate scientists (here Chemists) can become isolated during their studies and will inevitably have times when their research seems to not be progressing. The Bristol ChemLabS public engagement programme provides many opportunities to ‘play’ and in so doing has had myriad benefits for these students. These include making friends with different postgraduate Chemists (particularly important when research groups are small), swapping ideas about research with groups that they would not normally meet, honing their science communication skills in both oral and written formats, re-energising their passion for science, getting away from the research laboratory and simply having fun.

Keywords

Postgraduate students Communication and thinking skills Outreach 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Bristol ChemLabSSchool of Chemistry, University of BristolBristolUK

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