In the Curiosity Carnival Zone, I’m a Researcher is giving secondary school students in Oxfordshire the chance to connect with researchers from a range of disciplines at University of Oxford and Oxford Brookes University between 11th–29th September 2017.
Students challenge the researchers over fast-paced online text-based live CHATs. They ASK them anything they want, and VOTE for their favourite. By reading profiles, questioning, and taking part in live chats, school students see that researchers are people like them and find out about the huge breadth and potential of academic research happening in their local area. Students will also gain an understanding of how the subjects they are studying fit in with current research and future careers.
The I’m a Researcher event will widen engagement with the Curiosity Carnival taking place for European Researchers Night on the 29th of September. Following the online event, students can opt to attend the Curiosity Carnival at the University of Oxford and meet the researchers in person.