Brave New World for Be Curious

University researchers are invited to embrace a Brave New World by registering to take part in a hugely popular Public Engagement (PE) event.

Visitors fascinated by some of the research being showcased during a previous Be Curious event

Be Curious 2018 September 2018

This is the theme for Be Curious 2019. Taking place on 30 March, it once again seeks to engage the general public in the pioneering studies undertaken in Leeds. 

With more than 40 family-friendly activities on offer, the 2018 instalment of the annual attraction demonstrated yet again why this has become a favourite way for many researchers to share a flavour of their work with the community, while others see it as the perfect opportunity to take their first steps in PE. Many of those who attend the event are children enjoying their first taste of university life.

And researchers can already sign up for next year’s celebrations.

Dr Charlotte Haigh, Academic Lead for PE, said: "We encourage every research team to be involved in Be Curious. 

“It’s about designing an activity that captures the interest of the audience (predominantly families), and gets them thinking about your research work and inspiring them to be as passionate about your topic as you are. 

“Be as creative as you like, think ‘outside the box’ and develop an activity that will leave the audience with a lasting and positive impression of your research and the University. 

“We are always happy to discuss any ideas, no matter how different to what we’ve delivered in the past; remember, this year’s theme is ‘Brave New World’.”

An information drop-in session is being staged in the Ziff Building’s Café Maia from 1-2pm on Tuesday 2 October.

Dr Haigh added: “Come along anytime to informally discuss your ideas with us.”

Applications for Be Curious 2019 are open until 5pm on Monday 15 October. Download the form, email the PE team or see the video from Be Curious 2018 for a flavour of what the event has to offer.

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