Upcoming events at Cafe Scientifique


Upcoming events at Cafe Scientifique

Events start at 7.30pm – 9 pm with doors open from 6.30pm

Tuesday 4 June 2019

All my life is in my telephone”: The lived media experiences of unaccompanied refugee children in Europe

Dr Annamária Neag

By 2018, more than 80,000 unaccompanied asylum-seeking children were registered in the EU. That’s half of Bournemouth’s population. Refugee children pose considerable policy challenges, with their integration being of utmost importance. Studies show that refugee children have IT skills; however, they lack the ability to make critical media choices. This talk will present a research project that investigated how unaccompanied refugee children use digital technology and social media across four European countries – the Netherlands, Sweden, Italy and the UK. Media literacy education is one of the tools that could empower young refugees to become active citizens. We’ll discuss how these findings can assist in developing media literacy to encourage refugee children’s civic participation.

Tuesday 2 July 2019

Can you save a life? Exploring the quality of Cardiopulmonary Resuscitation (CPR) delivered by bystanders

Debora Almeida

Cardiac arrest is a sudden stop of the heart due to electrical failure and is a potentially reversible medical emergency yet, if untreated, it can lead to death within minutes. Every year in the UK, around 30,000 people receive resuscitation for out-of-hospital cardiac arrest, with survival rates ranging between 2-12%. High quality cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) is crucial in generating circulation to vital organs during cardiac arrest. However, it has been demonstrated that the quality of CPR delivered by a lay person, first aiders and highly-trained-rescuers is often inadequate, inconsistent and with excessive interruption, resulting in reduced chances of survival. This talk will highlight some of the research taking place at BU into the use of real-time-feedback to improve the retention and quality of CPR skills. You will have the opportunity to learn a bit more about the equipment and practice your CPR skills.

Can you save a life? We think so…