2018 NCRI Schools Event

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 Scottish Event Campus in Glasgow.

This free event, which is now in its ninth year, will take place on Tuesday 6 November 2018; challenging sixth form students to create a video to pitch a research question to potential funders. Students will hear from junior researchers spanning different areas of cancer research before splitting off into groups to discuss a particular topic with the researcher. They’ll then have the opportunity to work with a film crew to learn about the filming equipment, shoot their research question pitch, edit and finally screen their film. The event will be a particular interest for students who are considering a career in science and/or medicine, and will allow them 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 are a junior researcher and interested in taking part in this event, please contact the NCRI Conference and Events Team

Please note: this event is now fully booked, but we are running a waiting list. Please contact the NCRI Conference and Events Team at ncriconference@ncri.org.uk or call 0203 469 5453

This activity has been supported by a financial grant from Takeda UK Ltd


9.00 – 9.30

9.30 – 9.35
Welcome and opening speech

9.35 – 9.40
Introduction to the day

9.40 – 10.05
Introduction to research questions (junior researchers in different areas of cancer research)

10.05 – 11.00
Group discussions on allocated research question (with researcher)

11.00 – 11.10
Comfort break

11.10 – 11.30
Introduction to filming activity and film shots

11.30 – 12.45
Planning the pitch and working lunch

12.45 – 2.15
Filming the pitch

2.15 – 3.00
Editing (with youth worker)

3.00 – 3.10
Comfort break

3.10 – 3.30
Screening of films and closing remarks

Please note: programme and timings are subject to change