Schools Event 2017

The National Cancer Research Institute (NCRI) and Roy Castle Lung Cancer Foundation invites sixth form students to take part in this special event at the BT Convention Centre in Liverpool.

This free student event, which is now in its eight year, will take place on Wednesday 8 November 2017, and this year we have made the event more interactive with students being set a challenge to produce a promotional film advert to encourage their peers to pursue a scientific degree course or a career in cancer research.

Students will hear from researchers and clinicians in the field prior to learning film making skills, shooting their promotional advert, editing and finally screening their film. This event will allow the students to gain in depth knowledge of a particular aspect of cancer research as well as learning film making skills.

We have a limited number of spaces available so please book early to avoid disappointment. Please note, a complimentary lunch will be provided, but transport is not included and attendees will have to make their own way to the venue. Tickets will be issued on a first come, first served basis and are limited to five student places plus one teacher per school.

If you have any queries or questions, please contact the NCRI Conference and Events Team at or call 0203 469 5453



9.00 – 9.30  Arrival

9.30 – 9.40  Welcome and introduction to workshop

9.40 – 11.10  Talks from experts from different areas of cancer research

11.10 – 11.30  Introduction to filming activity and film shots

11.30 – 12.45  Planning the advert and working lunch

12.45 – 2.15  Filming the advert

2.30 – 3.15  Editing (with youth worker)

3.15 – 3.30  Screening of films and closing remarks

Please note: programme and timings are subject to change

Register now