National University of Ireland, Galway

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National University of Ireland, Galway

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Brain Bee
  • Conference/Forum
  • Lecture/Briefing
  • Online/Virtual
  • School Program
  • Symposium

Target Audiences:

  • Elementary school students (1-5)
  • General Public
  • High school students (9-12)
  • Middle school students (6-8)
  • Patients & Caregivers
  • Professionals
  • Seniors
  • University students

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

I organised a number of Brain Awareness Week events aimed at developing awareness of the impact of stress and associated treatments, as well as more generally bench to bedside research happening at NUI Galway. For these events, I set up a work-in-progress PPI website where I plan to continue to work with the public, patients, and stakeholders in my research: ( I have been very successful in reaching my goals i.e., obtaining a wide audience/following who are interested in learning more about our work but also working with us on this research, as part of PPI.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Website
  • Social Media

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Eventbrite was fantastic, I would definitely recommend it. My website was also / is also very useful as it's a 'base' where people can always go to find out more about what we are doing with upcoming events etc.


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

  • Puzzles: BAW Favorites
  • Truth or Myth Flash Cards

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

  • Brain Awareness Week Logos

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

Our outreach events for BAW have benefitted our institution by increasing awareness of our undergraduate and postgraduate programmes.

Our outreach events for BAW have benefitted our local community by increasing awareness of our research

Please share any suggestions or lessons learned that may help others plan future events:

Online events turned out to be highly successful in reaching national numbers (rather than just local)

Contact Information

BAW Website:

Contact Name:

Sinead King

Contact Phone:


Contact Email:

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