“Tell Us a Story” is Victoria University’s very first story-telling challenge and workshop series for Post Graduates in the Science and Engineering Faculties! It is their opportunity to share their passion and inspiration and to develop their presentation skills in a supportive, fun environment.
This is not an ordinary science presentation event!
The aim of this challenge is to woo the audience with stories of inspiration, passion, heart-ache, struggle, love – all the things scientists aren’t allowed to mention in academic papers.
The challenge heats and finals are both open to the public and are a perfect opportunity to glimpse a more personal side to science. They’re free too!
The stories don’t have to be about the speaker’s research. Although, prizes will be given to presenters that weave in aspects of science or engineering. The important thing is to talk about something that means a lot to them. It could be:
A story of inspiration – like the moment they first were inspired to pursue science
A cultural journey – like their experience of traveling to New Zealand to study
A romantic story – like how they fell in love with a sub-atomic particle
They get 7 min (exactly) to do their thing - that’s one of the four rules.
- Singing is good
- Dancing is good
- Hand-drawn pictures are good
- Animation is good
- Nervousness is expected
- Wobbly hands are cool
- Shaky knees are awesome
- You are perfect just the way you are!
Unfortunately registrations have closed but there’s plenty opportunity to come and watch the heats and the challenge finals. If you’ve got any questions or want to go on our email list fire us an email us at email@example.com
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We look forward to hearing from you!