Exist Insight ISSUE 06

The Big Bang South West

Added: 23 March 2012

Firstly, we are pleased to announce that The Big Bang South West will be taking place at The University of Exeter on the 28th June 2012.  Please put the date in your diary if you’d like to attend as a judge as we aim to have around 150 brilliant students projects on the show floor all needing to be assessed.  A flyer is attached for further information on the event.

This year the event will predominantly be held in the huge Tennis Centre so more room for even more wizz, bang and more importantly student competitors!!  Thanks to support from The MET Office we also have the amazing Northcott Theatre for the shows and award ceremony so it will certainly be a grand affair and one that the students deserve after all their efforts.

The Big Bang South West will be host to The National Science and Engineering Competition (NSEC) where hopefully, 10 of the brightest young sparks from the South West will be nominated to compete nationally at the Big Bang 2013.  We will also be hosting CREST Award prizes, STEM Communicator prizes and many more so need plenty of enthusiastic judges. 

For those of you that attended as judges last year you will know that the process was quite a fast and furious (but still fun) one.  This year the process has been streamlined therefore projects will need to be judged fewer times allowing the process to be less hectic.  We have also been given updated guidance on judging qualifications so need to ask you a few questions to make sure that we get the right balance of expertise in the right areas of STEM etc.

Again we will pair judges so you will never have to judge alone and you will be given guidance before the event as well as a briefing on the day.  Experience is not essential but enthusiasm and commitment are! We will provide refreshments to keep you going throughout the day as well as a networking lunch.

Rough times are below to give you an idea of time commitments but these may change slightly.

  • ·         8:45 briefing and meeting other judges
  • ·         9:30  look around the exhibition floor/ any questions etc
  • ·         10:15 Judging
  • ·         Lunch (time will vary according to your judging schedule)
  • ·         12:15 moderation
  • ·         2:45 Award ceremony
  • ·         3:30 Close of event

We really hope that with your help we can get a brilliant team of 100 judges with a vast array of experience, knowledge and expertise.

Please request the Judging Criteria and complete by the 9 April so that we can assess where your skills lie and are able to pair you with an appropriate judge. If you don’t have experience in all the categories it doesn’t matter, please just complete as much as you can.

Parking at the university is again very limited so we really would like to encourage as many people attending to come by foot.  Exeter St David’s train station is a 15 minute walk and there are regular buses from the city centre to the campus.

Emma Walter

Events, Communication and Monitoring Co-ordinator

Devon Education Business Partnership

4th Floor

Queens House

Little Queen Street

Exeter

EX4 3LJ

01392 215501

www.devonebp.org.uk

www.thebigbangfair.co.uk/southwest/

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