UCAS visit days are a successful part of our undergrad recruitment program, not least because of the excellent demonstrations that our PhD students put on. One of these is the Mol Ecol lab demo, which I’m sure many of you will be familiar with. We could do with some new demonstrators because the current crop are either nearing the end of their PhDs or are switching to new, alternative demonstrations. I already have a few names but it would be great to grow the pool. Any volunteers?
We have a well-rehearsed demonstration that can easily be tailored to reflect the interests of whoever is demonstrating. You get paid the usual practical demonstrating rate, and of course it looks good on a CV.
Our summer open days (Fri June 15th, Fri July 6th, Sat July 7th and Tue Sept 4th) all involve around 30mins of your time. The winter/early autumn open days last around an hour. Typically you give the presentation/demo around 3 or 4 times during a single slot.
I always make sure that the workload is distributed fairly between demonstrators so that nobody is overburdened.
Any volunteers or possible volunteers please get in touch.