Brain Awareness Week

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Brunel University London

Organized by:
Brunel University London

Participating Organizations:
Brunel University London- Widening Participation Unit

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:

1

Year:

2016

Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • High School students(9-12)
  • Other: Y12 Secondary School children -studying for A levels

Approximate Number of People Reached:

40

Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Day long visit to Brunel University Campus from 3 local area secondary school - A level students March 18th 2016 • Briefing: Studying Neuroscience at University/ What is BAW? - Dr. Adrian Williams • Lecture: The Cognitive Neuroscience of Executive Functions -Dr Andre Szameitat • Workshop 1: How does the brain control our movement? - Dr Alex Nowicky • Workshop 2 Do we learn to see? -Dr Andrew Parton • Workshop 3 How does the brain sense touch? -Dr Adrian Williams • Picking your Brains – quiz

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Emails

Resources

Other Dana Foundation Materials Distributed:

  • none were available for overseas events!

What downloadable materials from the Foundation did you use for your events?

  • BAW Certificate of Participation
  • Puzzles: Grades 9-12

What other downloadable materials would you like the Foundation to provide?

  • Fact Sheets
  • Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments
  • New Puzzles/Games

Which BAW graphic materials did you use in publicizing your events?

  • BAW Flyer
  • BAW Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

How do you feel BAW participation benefited your organization and the local community?

For the past 6 years we have coordinated with our University's widening participation for BAW to encourage local secondary school students to consider studying neuroscience related subjects including psychology at University, and to raise interest in brain research and activities at Brunel University. Each year, including this year, the feedback from attendees has been positive regarding the event as well as encouragement to study at university.

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Contact Information

Contact Name:

Alex Nowicky

Contact Phone:

+441895268813

Contact Email:

alexander.nowicky@brunel.ac.uk

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