2. WHAT’S IN IT FOR ME?
Cafés Scientifiques are an exercise in organisation and practical
citizenship as well as an introduction to contemporary issues in science
and technology. Organising and taking part in the cafes will help you
develop organisation, communication, design, marketing and negotiation
skills, the confidence to speak in public and the ability to put your
views across. If you are thinking of going on to higher education,
universities will see the benefits on your UCAS form and at interview
and when you go into the workplace, employers will have a concrete
example of the skills that you have developed.
Alongside these practical benefits comes the confidence that you will
have developed to have courage in your convictions, formulate clear
ideas and opinions and put your point across – not just relating to
issues around science, but to everything in your world: current events,
politics, music – whatever.