University of Sunderland

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University of Sunderland

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Event(s) Summary

Number of Events Organized During Brain Awareness Week:




Type of Events Held:

  • Lab Tour
  • Lecture/ Briefing
  • Workshop

Target Audiences:

  • Other
  • Other: UK college student (16-18)

Approximate Number of People Reached:


Details of Major Brain Awareness Week Events/Activities:

We held a two hour interactive lecture on the brain and neuropsychology, followed by 3 workshops and a tour of our School of Psychology labs. The workshops focussed on: 1. The perception/action relationship (rubber hand illusion, prism goggles). 2. Neuroimaging methods, including a demonstration of EEG. 3. Neuropsychological methods linking brain and behaviour, including rey-osterreith complex figures. The sessions went well, and guests reported enjoying them. One college has arranged a second visit with a different group of students, and we were so over subscribed on the day that we are holding a second event next week (June 7th) for the schools who couldnt attend during Brain Awareness Week.

Event Planning & Publicity

Publicity Methods Used:

  • Advertisements

Which of These Publicity Methods Was The Most Successful?

Our marketing team contacted local schools with a booking form to secure a place.


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:

  • none

Feedback & Keys to Success

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

It was lovely to engage with local colleges and get the students interested in the brain – they have showed interest in further workshops as enrichment activities for their students.

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Contact Information

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Amy Pearson

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