FAQ

The EUCYS 2018 is taking place at the Royal Dublin Society (RDS) located at:

RDS (The Royal Dublin Society)
Merrion Road
Ballsbridge
Dublin 4

Code is NN5-95-LB7

Table
All contestants will automatically get a table for their stand.

Chairs
You will get 1-3 chairs on the stand, depends on the amount of people in your project. Also if there is room an extra chair will be allowed on your stand for the judges.

Stand
You don’t have to worry about the project title, your name(s) and stand number – they are already displayed on the stand (on white wooden fascia 350 x 2030 mm)

Please find the stand dimensions in PDF.

Transportation will be organised for all arrivals on the 14th of September.

A volunteer will be there to meet you at the airport and to escort you to the bus.

The Ballsbridge hotel is the official hotel for each official party (students and one adult (NO or Adult in Charge).

For more information on the hotel please visit their website at https://www.ballsbridgehotel.com/

The participation fees are:

  Member States, Associated countries and Neighbourhood countries* Countries with Science and Technology agreements* Extra guests
International transports Included Not included Not included
Accommodation Included Not included Not included
Meals**, local transports, official activities Included Included Included
Fee Free 350€ per contestant

550€ per national organiser

550€

*Up to 6 contestants and 1 national organiser per country

**The meals will be provided from the lunch on 14th September till the lunch on 18th September included

The fees are to be paid prior the event and are not refundable after 1st September.

EU Members States and the European Schools

Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Cyprus, Czech Republic, Denmark, Estonia, Finland, France, Germany, Greece, Hungary, Ireland, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxemburg, Malta, the Netherlands, Poland, Portugal, Romania, Slovakia, Slovenia, Spain, Sweden, United Kingdom, European Schools

Associated Countries

Albania, Bosnia and Herzegovina, Faroe Islands, Iceland, Israel, Macedonia, Montenegro, Moldova, Norway, Turkey, Serbia, Switzerland, Ukraine

Neighbourhood Countries

Algeria, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Belarus, Egypt, Georgia, Jordan, Lebanon, Libya, Morocco, Palestine, Syria, Tunisia

Sci-tech Agreement

Argentina, Australia, Brazil, Canada, Chile, China, India, Japan, South Korea, Mexico, New Zealand, Russia, South Africa, USA

EUCYS organisers will cover your accommodation and catering throughout the competition from the 14th-18th of September 2018. If you wish to arrive earlier or stay longer, you will need to book your own accommodation for these additional dates. You will be responsible for all accommodation and catering costs if you choose to stay for any extra dates.

All participants must be covered by health insurance for the period of the event. You are also advised to have a travel insurance that covers possible loss of luggage, delays, etc.

The written project has five parts:

A TYPEWRITTEN PRESENTATION

Hand written presentations are not admissible. The presentation should describe the project. It may be accompanied by original illustrations (graphs, drawings and photographs). It may consist of up to a maximum of 10 pages of written text (A4 format; single sided; double spaced and unbound in a minimum character size of 10 point); It may be accompanied by up to a further 10 pages of illustrations (A4 format; single sided and unbound); No extra materials such as video tapes and diskettes can be accepted as part of the typewritten presentation The presentation can be written in any of the official Community languages. Contestants are reminded, however, that the working language of the Jury is English.

A ONE-PAGE SCIENTIFIC SUMMARY

in English containing the most important points of the project (aim of project, materials and methods, observations and conclusions).

A CLEAR CONCISE PROJECT TITLE IN ENGLISH FOR THE CONTEST CATALOGUE

This may be accompanied, if required, by the full scientific title- Please refer to Contestant Registration form.

THE FULL ORIGINAL SCIENTIFIC TITLE, IN THE ORIGINAL LANGUAGE

A STRAIGHTFORWARD DESCRIPTION OF THE PROJECT

This should not be more than ten lines and should be written in simple English for publication in the Contest Catalogue. Contestants through their National Organiser must ensure that this brief project description should be readily understandable to the reporting print and broadcast media and to the interested members of the wider public.

 

Recommendations for projects:

  • Have a native english-speaker read and correct your final draft, if at all possible.
  • If you have a physical artefact, make sure there is at least one photo of it included
  • Even better – add a link to a video, esp. if the thing moves.
  • If you are using abbreviations, make sure to write them out the first time
  • Do give an introduction into the prior art in what you are studying and clearly delineate your contribution from previous work by explicitly stating your novelty/contribution.
  • Avoid hyperbolic claims (“the most perfect”, “best” etc) about how good your work is. Jury is tasked with assessing that, not you.
  • Try to get in touch with a scientist/engineer actually working on similar problems in your country and have him read your final draft. He/she will have good questions and suggestions for improvements. If you have won the national contest, he will be very unlikely to refuse to help. Ask your supervisor for help in finding and contacting the person, if you are too shy yourself.
  • If possible, get feedback from potential users and write that up as well: what they like and what they do not like.
  • Do not be afraid to discuss weaknesses and shortcomings of your work. In fact, do so produly. It gives a much better impression of your level of understanding of what you are doing.
  • Explain what in your opinion was the hardest part of your project. That will give a lot of useful information to a jury member both about the project and your understanding of it.
  • Do not feel ashamed about leaving things out to fit 10 pages. Everyone has to, and jury is aware of that fact.

The weather in Ireland can vary greatly. September is usually considered a mild, temperate month.

It is advisable to check the weather forecast before you travel: https://www.met.ie/forecasts/national-forecast

Would you like to see a bit more of Dublin? https://www.visitdublin.com offers you advice, sightseeing tips and ideas for additional activities in Dublin.

Ireland uses a type G power socket.

More information on plugs and socket types: http://www.worldstandards.eu/electricity/plugs-and-sockets

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