Search for science stars


The science communication competition FameLab Northern Ireland, returns for 2016 and is on the lookout for Northern Ireland’s next science star in Lurgan.

Entering FameLab is simple. Choose your topic, which can be anything from why men have nipples to how 3D glasses work, record a short three-minute piece (on your phone will do) and upload the video to YouTube. Presentations will then be judged according to FameLab’s golden rule – the 3 Cs: Content, Clarity and Charisma.

These submissions will then be whittled down to just 10 who will compete to be crowned the winner of FameLab Northern Ireland at the Black Box, Belfast on February 24, 2016, with the winner qualifying for the UK Final.

2015 was the first year of the competition in conjunction with the Northern Ireland Science Festival and was won by Strabane’s Emer Maguire, a Clinical Anatomy Masters student at Queen’s University Belfast.

For more information on British Council Northern Ireland or FameLab, visit,