NEPG 2019 X Bright Club

NEPG 2019 X Bright Club

Are you a postgraduate student who would like to hone their presentation skills?

Do you want to learn how to convey your research in an informative yet entertaining way?

Have you thought about trying your hand at stand-up comedy in a safe, welcoming environment?

If you have answered ‘yes’ to at least one of the above, this is the opportunity for you!

For the first time in NEPG history, NEPG is working in collaboration with Bright Club Newcastle (, turning scientists into stand-ups!

Bright Club is a comedy night where academics can talk about their research and life in academia in a light hearted and humorous manner, merging research with performance, music, and comedy. The Bright Club format originated 10 years ago at UCL and promptly spread around the country, with regular regional events. Check out for more information and youtube “Bright Club Newcastle” for past performances.

For NEPG 2019, we are seeking budding comics to participate in a Bright Club style setting (approx. 10 mins each) at the NEPG 2019 conference. The less experience, the better! Those who would like to take part will be given a core training session led by former Bright Club performers, and then 3 rehearsal sessions, to ensure that you are fully prepared. These training sessions will be held at the Life Science Centre, Newcastle ( between October-November (dates and times TBA). You will have the opportunity to practice your presentation skills even further by taking part in the upcoming Bright Club on 3rd December 2019, at The Stand Comedy Club Newcastle ( ).

If you would like to register your interest, please submit your details to the Bright Club submission form.

Deadline for submission is the 30th September 2019.

Please direct any enquiries to or contact us on our NEPG 2019 website.

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