Before I first started this job the last thing I expected was to be going to one of biggest music festivals in the UK, but I couldn’t have been more wrong! I have been asked to join the team going to Bestival, where we will be showcasing some of the world class research happening at BU within the very popular science tent.
Being given the opportunity to showcase BU’s research at an event that sees more than 50,000 people through its gates, will be greatly beneficial towards the public/student engage of Bournemouth University.
The purpose of our activities will be to host a series of tests which will give the public a chance to test their physical and mental skills against those of the best athletes the U.K has to offer. These will include a Jump Mat test, which will test the participant’s stationary jumping power. The next activity is the T Wall Reaction test; this will test the participant’s reaction time as well as their memory. The last activity will be the running gate, this will test the participants running speed.
Please keep a close eye on the @BU_research twitter account to get the latest updates and news on what’s going on from the festival itself.