Dear students,

every year we run the popular and very successful Summer Scientist Week. The event brings children aged 3 – 10 years old (with a parent in tow) to the university, to take part in psychology studies, play some fun games and learn about amazing things in psychology.

We have a number of academics (including Susan Chipchase, Kirsty Miller, Kerstin Meints, Petra Pollux, Kun Guo, Fenja Ziegler, Bino Majolo) and PhD students who will run studies.

But the key for the success of the event is YOU. Our student volunteers at the event make it all happen: help academics run the studies, play fun games with the kids, share the wonders of psychology with visitors to the event and just generally be great! This is a rare opportunity to gain experience working with children, with the general public at a science event and/or running research studies with large numbers of very enthusiastic children all whilst having fun! Previous students’ views are featured in our School brochure, page 16 http://lincoln.ac.uk/home/media/universityoflincoln/schoolofpsychology/5149.7,UoL,Psychology,Magazine,ART_web.pdf

Applications for volunteering at the Lincoln Summer Scientist Week 2014 are now open!

The event runs every day from 4th – 8th August and volunteers have to be able to commit to these dates and one additional training/setting up day on the afternoon of 1st August.

This opportunity is open for students who are currently in the second year of study and (for the first time ever!) also to students currently in their first year!

Last years’ events were a roaring success for everyone involved and we hope to make it even better this time around!

I hope you will join the team! Check our blog for more details (http://summerscientist.blogs.lincoln.ac.uk/)

Please send a couple of sentences explaining why you want to take part and any experience that you may have (none is needed) to fziegler@lincoln.ac.uk, subject line: summer science. Please send the email asap and no later than 20th May.

many thanks!

Fenja