“Andrew is a young, enthusiastic and ambitious physicist with outreach, communication and engagement experience to rival someone twice his age.”
Throughout the last four years, during studying I feel I have carved a new path in the field of science engagement. Being young, not patronizing and informal means people really listen, understand and enjoy the ideas.
I am currently working with BBC Learning as a science communicator at most recently The One Show: Live events, but also last summer the four Bang Goes the Theory: Live events.
In my spare time I run and maintain my own YouTube channel (www.youtube.com/onewordscience) whereby I make videos in my own time explaining big ideas of science in a short space of time. The idea behind OneWordScience is that even the biggest ideas of science should, I think, be understood by the general public to the level of one word: Q:"Why is the sky blue?" A: "Oh, that's something to do with the scattering of light".
I write for and advise Charlie McDonnell on his “Fun Science” video series – the most subscribed YouTube video maker in the UK (and the first to reach one million subscribers), each receiving upwards of a million views in the first few weeks.
Recently have been involved with the first ever science pop-up shop in Nottingham City center, which was a resounding success, having commendations from some very important people for the ideas, and the shop had a total of about 3000 people and 9 school groups come through in the short time it was open.
Three years running now I have taken a very active role with the Big Bang Fair: as a prizewinner, a member of the competitor care team – advising competitors and helping them hone their communication skills for the judging process. I have also been the official videographer for two of the regional Big Bang Fairs, with high praise as a film-maker.