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Global Scientist Day - FULLY BOOKED

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Wednesday, 23 June, 2010 - 00:00
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Imperial College, Humanities Department, Sherfield Building Level 3, South Kensington Campus, London

Are you interested in science or technology? Wondering how languages may help you in the future? From combined degrees to optional subjects, languages are a great tool for a truly global career. Join us for a day of talks and workshops linking languages and sciences: play with languages, explore foreign cultures and meet Imperial College students and alumni who have used their language skills for work & study. Discover all the opportunities that mixing a language with a scientific or technical career may offer.

What languages will we work with?
The day will be English but expect to work with a variety of languages such as Chinese, French, German or Spanish.

Who should attend?
Students in Year 10. Parents are welcome to attend the final round table.

A light finger lunch will be served. Please note that there are limited places. In the case of no-shows or cancellations, we reserve the right to invoice your school and ask that you contribute to costs incurred.

Contact for enrolment & queries
Iria González-Becerra

Please see Global Scientist Day advert attached.

This event is now FULLY BOOKED.


Provisional programme:

10.00 Welcome - Introduction: studying a language as part of a degree in Science or Technology.

10.30 Experiences abroad: the Erasmus year Did you know that you could spend a year in a European university as part of your studies?

Challenging as it sounds, this is a life changing experience where you can discover a new culture and make friends from all over the world.

In this talk, former Erasmus will share their experiences with you.

11.00 Workshop - Science in a different language. You will be able to choose from a selection of activities ranging from Chinese medicine, World War II code breaking, hands-on subtitling or French science.

12.00 Lunch

13.00 Workshop

14.00 Round table - Languages: opening doors for a global career.