Go Behind the Scenes with the University's inspirational experts

Posted on Wednesday 6th June 2012
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Vote for Nick Hawes to create your own robot demonstration

Five of the University’s most inspirational experts are taking part in a competition which is offering you the chance to join in with their exciting work. For one day only, five lucky winners will go Behind the Scenes with an academic of their choice and experience firsthand some of the most exciting research taking place at the University.

Members of the public, students, alumni and staff are being invited to vote for which expert they would most like to spend the day with and will be automatically entered into a draw to go behind the scenes with their chosen academic.

The prizes on offer are: create your own interactive robot demonstration with computer scientist Nick Hawes; be an orangutan for the day with free-running athletes and biologist Susannah Thorpe; improvise your own music with the Birmingham Electroacoustic Ensemble and musician Scott Wilson; perfect your golf swing with sports coach Matt Bridge; and listen to the music of the stars with scientist Bill Chaplin.

One winner will be chosen at random per expert and they will get to spend the day with their chosen academic. Alistair Jarvis, Director of Communications and Marketing at the University explains: ‘The University of Birmingham is at the forefront of cutting-edge international research, developments and discoveries and now you can join us for the day to find out more and take part in some exciting, once in a lifetime, activities.’

Voting closes on Monday 11 June 2012. To find out more and vote to enter, visit: www.birmingham.ac.uk/behindthescenes.