British Council Germany is looking for UK-based researchers to deliver a talk to up to 60 pupils (aged 16+) on the topic of 'Digitalisation' on 27 February 2020 in Berlin.

Digitalisation is the topic of this year’s MINT-EC conference for their partner schools from across Germany and beyond. The conference attracts 400 participants (teachers and pupils).

We are looking for a UK scientist to deliver a talk to up to 60 pupils (16+).

Our partner, MINT-EC, is a national network supported by ministries of education and industry promoting excellence in STEM education in secondary schools. There are currently 326 member schools in the network. 

MINT is STEM in German. MINT-EC also supports science teaching in English and is keen for a talk at their conference to take place in English.

You are ideally a researcher or an engineer or a PhD student with a STEM background and a track record of outreach work with schools. Your talk should be for about 45mins plus 15 minutes for questions at the end.

Terms and Conditions

  • British Council will pay for travel (second class/economy), accommodation and subsistence for a UK researcher
  • The talk should be in English and be 45 minutes long plus 15 minutes for questions
  •  Each workshop will be for a group of up to 60 pupils, aged between 16-19.

Please note that the level of English and Science education in Germany is generally high, and the language level is generally high - around the standard of first-year BSc students.

You will need to be available to fly out on 26 February, the day before the MINT-EC conference on 27 February.

How to apply

If you are interested in taking part, please email an outline of your proposed talk and your relevant experience to:

Martin Spiess

Project Manager


Frauke Kegel

Project Co-ordinator

The deadline for proposals is 17 January 2020.