Presenting the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) from 16th to 30th August- N.E.W.S Travels


N.E.W.S Travel, Award Partner have received a mandate from LIYSF 2012 to select & send 35 students & 3 faculty members to the London International Youth Science Forum (LIYSF) to be held in London between 16th & 30th August 2012.

LIYSF, is a two week residential forum that attracts over 350 of the world’s leading young scientists, aged 17-21 years old, from more than 60 participating countries, including the top prize winners from the European Union Contest for Young Scientists 2011.

Please see: www.liysf.org.uk for more information 

The modern world still presents new challenges and the scientific advancements continue to increase. How science moves forward in the future with the thinkers of today and the questions to be asked comes from those attending LIYSF.

Highlights:
  • Lectures and demonstrations from leading scientists
  • Seminars, debates and discussions on scientific topics of world concern
  • Visits to industrial sites and research facilities
  • Visits to academic research centers in London, Oxford and Cambridge
  •  Visits to the Science Museum and the Natural History Museum
  • Social activities, including discos, inter-hall competitions, a light-hearted international cabaret and an evening of Songs of Home.
  • Sightseeing tours of London, Stonehenge and Salisbury, Windsor and Hampton Court
  • Visits to some of the best shows in London theatres
  • Visit to the London Eye & London Dungeons – (This specially offered for the Indian Students attending the Forum)
  •  Accommodation is in London University Halls of Residence. 


Meals are provided throughout the Science Forum and free travel to all scientific visits and programmed events.

For two weeks, the participants live together as an international community can exchange their ideas and experiences of the world to fulfill the aim of the Science Forum: to give a greater insight into science and its application for the benefit of all mankind.  

The Forum is endorsed by the U.K. Prime Minister & is supported by the highest echelons of learning in the UK such as the Imperial College, London.

As one of the participants remarked, "..a unique opportunity to meet and get to know a great deal of incredibly talented people from around the world. People who you know will one day be making a difference to all areas of science"


LIYSF 2012 Visit and Speaker Line-up Getting Hotter!

UNIQUE VISITS- World famous academic institutions, scientific organisations, laboratories and centres open their doors to LIYSF students to see behind the scenes.  LIYSF students get the rare chance to meet scientists in small groups and get a close hand look at the work they do.  Choose the visit that is most suited to your interests and tailor your own programme.  Visits already confirmed include Airbus, The National Physical Laboratory, Department of Chemical Engineering – Imperial College London, Rothamsted Research Centre, UCL Mullard Space Science Laboratory and The Culham Centre for Fusion Energy to name a few. 

LEADING SCIENTISTS SPEAKING- Check out our regularly updated EVENTS DIARY to see the leading scientists that will be joining our lecture programme for LIYSF 2012. Professor Sir Roy Anderson, Professor of Infectious Disease Epidemiology at Imperial College London will open LIYSF. Other confirmed speakers include; Professor Steve Cowley – Director of Culham and Chief Executive Officer of the United Kingdom Atomic Energy Authority, Dr Aravind Vijayaraghavan – School of Computer Science, University of Manchester, Professor Sam Evans – School of Engineering, Cardiff University, Dr Peter Douglas – School of Engineering, Swansea University and Dr Andrew Hanson – Outreach Manager, National Physical Laboratory.


For Details: India Tel: +91 731 3919111/222  Email: liysf@newstravels.co.in 
Check out http://www.liysf.org.uk/ for more


Participation Conditions:
  1. Participation is open to students of science between the ages of 17 – 21 yrs (Can be relaxed to 16 years for exceptionally bright students who are endorsed by their schools)
  2. The Forum is conducted throughout in English and participants should have a good knowledge of the language.
  3. Students must be studying science and have achieved or be in preparation for taking exam qualifications for university entrance
Note:
1)      The number of participants is capped country wise & the indicated numbers are the maximum that they will allow from India.
2)      Participants must arrange their own funding which would be approx GBP 2110 + INR 68,000/ = Rs 2,53,680/- (1 GBP = INR 88)
3)      The Registration to the Forum closes on 31st  March, 2012.
4)      Service Tax as applicable @ 2.575% will be extra at actual

Package Inclusions:
1.      Return Airfare with taxes
2.      Accommodation in a University Hall of Residence including Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner for the duration of the programme
3.      The full programme of Lectures, Seminars and Visits (including transport in and out of London), together with the social programme, maps and other necessary documentation. 
4.       City Tour of London
5.      Visit to Stonehenge & Salisbury
6.      Visit to the London Eye
7.      Visit to Hampton Court & Windsor
8.      Visit to the London Dungeons
9.      Theatre Visits
10.  Return airport Transfers
11.  UK Visa
12.  All transfers
13.  Travel Insurance
14.  Tour Manager
As a matter of fact we have factored in all the OPTIONALS in the package as such any student from India will NOT be required to pay anything over & above the indicated cost.

IMP: It has been the Forum’s experience that there is a substantial demand by the educators / teachers / professors to also attend the Forum, to facilitate this a provision has been made to add 3 (maximum) educators / teachers / professors for the LIYSF 2012, this is offered at a concessional rate as follows:

GBP 1710 + INR 68,000/ = Rs 2,18,480/ (1GBP= INR 88) + Service Tax @ 2.575%

This is ordinarily being offered to any institution that can commit 5 or more students for the Forum & is considered on a first come first served basis.



THE ITINERARY


2012
Morning
Afternoon
Evening
August



Thurs 16th
Arrivals
Lunch
Welcome in Halls of Residence
Fri 17th
Opening Ceremony

Professor Sir Roy Anderson
Lunch & Lecture Demonstration
Professor Richard O'Kennedy
Welcome Party
Sat 18th
Lecture Demonstration
Dr. Peter Douglas
City Tour of London
The Science Forum Bazaar
Sun 19th
Visit to Stonehenge & Salisbury
Visit to Stonehenge & Salisbury
Student Topics
Mon 20th

Visit to Research & Scientific Establishments in London
Lecture Demonstration
Dr. Aravind Vijayaraghavan
Great Crossword Treasure Hunt
Tues 21st
Specialist Lectures
Lecture Demonstration
Professor Sam Evans
Lecture Demonstration
Professor
John Ellis
CERN Theorist
Weds 22nd
Visit to Research & Scientific Establishments in London
Visit to Research & Scientific Establishments in London
Visit to the London Eye
Thurs 23rd
Specialist Study Day
The Human Planet
Specialist Study Day
The Human Planet
Lecture by - Prof.David Phillips (President of the Royal Society of Chemistry)
London late night shopping
Fri 24th
Day visits to Oxford & Cambridge Research and Scientific Establishments
Day visits to Oxford & Cambridge Research and Scientific Establishments
International Cabaret
Sat 25th
Lecture Demonstration
Dr. Andrew Hanson
LIYSF Olympics
Lecture Demonstration
Dr. Cyril Isenberg
Sun 26th
Visit to Hampton Court & Windsor
Visit to Hampton Court & Windsor
Visit to the London Dungeons

Mon 27th
Specialist Lectures
Lecture Demonstration
Professor Steve Cowley


Visits to Science & Natural History Museums
Student Debate Evening
Tues 28th
Managing the Warming
World - Study Day.
Led by University of Surrey 
Professor Roland Clift
Managing the Warming
World - Study Day.
Led by University of Surrey 
Professor Roland Clift
Theatre Visits
Weds 29th
Participants Forum
Lecture Demonstration
Farewell Party
Thurs 30th
Departures


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