GCU role in Glasgow Science Festival Success

25 September 2012

GCU role in Glasgow Science Festival Success

Glasgow Science Festival

More than 40,387 people attended events at the sixth annual Glasgow Science Festival which ran from 5th to 17th June 2012. The festival engaged city schools and the wider community through a series of events designed to showcase the outstanding contribution Glasgow and Glasgow researchers make to the fields of science, engineering, maths and medicine.

GCU academics organised 4 of the 64 unique events. These included fitness MOT drop-in sessions for older people; workshops on the eye and the human body for school-aged children and a ‘Health of the City’ family event, held in the People’s Palace on Glasgow Green and organised by staff from the Centre for the Social History of Health and Healthcare.

The Festival at a Glance

  • 40,387 people in attendance
  • 64 unique events, 225 repetitions, featuring 265 different activities
  • 62 partner organizations
  • 504 schools involved (351 primary, 145 secondary, 3 SEN and 5 pre-5s)
  • 239 ‘donated’ staff from partners working 3,888 hours 
  • 172 people volunteered an estimated 856 hours 
  • 34% of public audience located out with the West of Scotland
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