Chance for young people to show their media creativity at Norwich Science Festival

Young people are invited to report on this year’s Norwich Science Festival, as part of the Young Communications Team.

Students aged 16–21 can apply to take part in the Festival’s Young Communications Team, run in partnership with Young Norfolk Arts Trust, and will have the chance to train with experts and attend science performances, talks and events.

This year, the students get the chance to train with BBC Voices and BBC Radio Norfolk – learning how to record audio and video interviews, and may have their clips played on local radio; blog for Concrete – UEA’s award-winning official student newspaper, and learn how to take great pictures with professional photographer Jeremy Webb.

Sarah Power, Learning & Events Manager at The Forum, said “This is a fantastic opportunity for young people interested in science communication to get hands-on experience, training and to attend some great events. If you’re interested in furthering your skills and media career, do get your application in now!”

The deadline for application is Friday 21 September at 5pm. To find out how to apply, and for more details, visit:


For more information on Norwich Science Festival, please contact Jan
Robertson, Norwich Science Festival Marketing Manager on

/ 01603 727962.

Notes to editors

About the Norwich Science Festival

Celebrate the wonderful world of experiments, discoveries, exploration and innovation at Norwich Science Festival this October. Enjoy inspirational exhibitions, hands-on family activities, inspiring celebrity talks and sensational shows at The Forum, and at other venues around the city.

This is a festival for all age groups and all levels of knowledge. The 2018 Festival patrons are Mark Thompson – astronomer, broadcaster and author, and Ben Garrod – evolutionary biologist and great ape conservationist. A Learning Programme for schools, colleges, home-educated learners and youth
groups runs 15–17 October. The 2018 headline sponsor is Anglian Water, with additional sponsorship from Developing Experts, University Technical College Norfolk, Vattenfall, Briar Chemicals, and KLM UK Engineering, and funding from Foyle Foundation, Geoffrey Watling Trust and John Jarrold

About The Forum

  • The Forum, in the centre of Norwich, is one of the UK’s most successful Millennium projects.
  • It’s a public building, open seven days a week, all year round (except Christmas Day and Boxing Day).
  • Everyone is welcome. Most of the public events, exhibitions and activities which take place at The Forum are free.
  • The Forum Trust is the independent, self-financing, charitable organisation which manages The Forum building.
  • It is responsible for The Forum’s continued development, growth and innovation.
  • The Trust works with many partners to ensure The Forum plays a valuable role in the community.
  • Details about the charitable ‘project purpose’ which underpins The Forum are on the website