Attendees of the Festival wearing cardboard hats


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Be inspired by reading Ata Rahman's experience of volunteering at the Great Exhibition Road Festival!

1. Great Exhibition Road Festival, 15-16 June 2024 (open)

LOCATION: Various sites on South Kensington Campus and Exhibition Road

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Please note, this volunteering opportunity is open to Imperial staff and students only.

About the Festival

This exciting annual celebration of science and the arts is a collaboration between Imperial College London and iconic cultural partners including the Science Museum, Natural History Museum, V&A and the Royal Albert Hall. Thousands of visitors attend each year to engage with our world-leading science and experience the arts in unique ways. But none of this would be possible without our Imperial community coming together to help make it happen!

To hear more about Festival, please visit the Festival websitesign up to receive our event update emails, or follow us on @ExRdFestival.

Why volunteer?

  • Join a great team of people to help deliver an event that inspired the public
  • Build transferable skills and experience
  • Grow confidence in speaking to members of the public
  • Trying something a bit different from your day-to-day role or studies

2. Imperial Lates (closed)

LOCATION: Main Entrance on Exhibition Road, College Main Entrance, South Kensington Campus

About Imperial Lates

Imperial Lates are a series of free, after hours, adults-only events. They are a fun and social way for visitors to interact with the latest scientific developments at Imperial College London, centred around a new theme for each evening:

  • Future Food: 9 November 2023 - closed
  • Space: 7 December 2023 - closed
  • Romance & Reproduction: 8 February 2024 - closed
  • Artificial Intelligence: 14 March 2024 – closed

Your role on the night

You will be allocated a role at the event. We will, of course, try to give you a role which you will enjoy and you will have the opportunity to let us know what interests you most! Roles include:

  • Welcoming members of the public and helping with enquiries 
  • Managing talks and performance entry and turnaround 
  • Supporting researchers or artists taking part in a workshop or talk  
  • Helping us understand what people thought about the event 
  • Collecting pictures and stories for College news or social media

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