University of Aberdeen

Organized by:
University of Aberdeen

Participating Organizations:

University College London (UCL) union, STEMNET, British Neuroscience Association (BNA), Anatomical Society, Institute of Biomedical Sciences, Nairn’s, Frontiers, Frontiers for Young Minds, University of Edinburgh, Imperial College London

Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Other
  • School Program
  • Other: Competition

Target Audiences:

  • General Public
  • High School students(9-12)
  • Other
  • Other: 14 - 18 year old students

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

Answer 50 multiple choice questions. Examination of knowledge on the anatomy and histology of the human brain. A ‘Patient Diagnosis’ stage, comprised of 10 short videos demonstrating patients presenting various symptoms of a neurological disease, which were then diagnosed by the students. Name matching scavenger hunt which required some neuroscientific knowledge, as well as courage! During event registration each student was given half of a two-word scientific name. The purpose of this game was to track down their matching second half by conversing with other participants. Podium section: The top 10 students, according to their awarded points from the previous rounds, sat in front of the audience and collectively asked 15 questions. After every 5 questions, a question was targeted to the audience for the opportunity to win sweet delicious prizes! Lecture given by guest speaker Dr Paul Winter from STEMNET, and a presentation by Dr Adam Taylor from the Lancaster Medical School.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements
  • Emails
  • Mailings
  • Posters/Flyers
  • Press Release/Media Advisory
  • Website
  • Social Media


Of the Dana Foundation publications/resources distributed at your event(s), if any, please indicate the three most popular. Please choose up to three. If "other," please indicate below:

  • Q&A: Answering Your Questions About Brain Research
  • BAW Stickers
  • The Mindboggling Workbook

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

  • BAW Certificate of Participation
  • Puzzles: BAW Favorites
  • Puzzles: Grades 9-12
  • Brain Briefs Fact Sheets

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

  • Lesson Plans
  • Activities/Experiments

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

  • BAW Logos
  • BAW Web site banner

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

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