“Now that’s what I call research!” – a user’s guide

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“Now that’s what I call research!”

July 15th 3.30-5 pm Lees Lecture Theatre, Talbot Campus

As part of BU’s Festival of Learning, our event aims to show how members of the public play an important part in shaping research and making sure the research we do is on track to make a difference to NHS service users.

Based on BBC’s Dragons Den, 3 local researchers will pitch a research idea to a panel of dragons who will quiz them about their project and why it should be funded. We will discuss:

  • Inflatable boot or plaster of Paris – what’s the best way to treat a broken ankle?
  • Epidural simulation – can technology help doctors practice their skills?
  • Cancer treatment and damage to the nervous system – what’s the link?

You don’t need any specialised knowledge to attend – just an interest in how good research ideas get off the ground and get funded. As a member of the audience you will be given an opportunity to ask your own questions and you will have a vote too so you can help decide which idea should be funded.

The event is free of charge but you do need to register https://www.ticketsource.co.uk/date/167522 or call the Festival of Learning Box office on: 01202 962362

Please forward to those who may be interested in attending.