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Learn how to sell your science – sign up to Meet the Scientist training

It’s back! After a two year break we are giving scientists and researchers the chance to find out more about our Meet the Scientist programme and develop the skills they need to showcase their work.

If you have ever wanted to learn how you can engage an audience in your work, but lacked the confidence to stand up and sell it, then signing up for the Meet the Scientist training could be just what you need.

The LifeLab team have devised an in-person training programme using COVID-19 secure protocols, The training will help you develop your skills, enabling you to not only present your research to a crowd, but lead discussion and inspire the next generation of scientists.

Spaces are still available for the upcoming Meet the Scientist full day training session that is being held on Friday, 6 May from 8.50am to 3.15pm at Highfield Campus, University of Southampton.

Download the full programme here

The day includes a packed programme of workshops, sessions and hands on practice in how you can present your work in an engaging way.

Training prepares participants for the the Meet the Scientist component of the LifeLab programme where students come into the lab for a day of hands-on science with the opportunity to meet real life scientists and be inspired by their work.

Our ‘scientists’ are drawn from different backgrounds – PhD, lab manager, research nurse, lab technician, postdoc, PI, lecturer, professor.  So even if you don’t feel you are a traditional ‘scientist’ your contribution is extremely valuable.  Participation is also an excellent opportunity for you to reflect on your career path to date, to communicate your research, and to inspire this different audience.

The training will have benefits beyond LifeLab, as it will be useful for all public engagement work with school pupils. As part of the training, there is an opportunity to register as a STEM ambassador with Winchester Science Centre.

 Please use the links to book your place:

For PGR information –

For University of Southampton staff –

Staffbook login –

If you are outside the University of Southampton network and can’t access the link please email: