Frequently Asked Questions

When do I need to attend?
SHIFT 2020 runs from 9.30am – 5pm, Monday 7th – Friday 11th September. Although you will not be participating for 7.5 hours every day, you MUST be available to attend for this period, as different presentations and sessions will happen throughout and you may miss something pertinent to you if you are not available.

You must also be available to attend a briefing session on August 31st (time tbc) This is an orientation session for you to 1) make sure your device enables you to participate technically and 2) select which sessions you will be attending during SHIFT 2020.

What do I need to take part?
As SHIFT 2020 is fully online, you will need access to a laptop, PC, ipad or Smartphone that has a strong internet connection and that has microphone and speakers incorporated, or you have a headset, enabling you to hear and be heard.
What if I don't have any equipment?

Unless you are able to borrow a device, unfortunately you will not be able to participate in SHIFT 2020 as we do not have the resources to provide technical equipment for you.

I attended the SHIFT programme 2019. Can I attend SHIFT 2020?

As places are limited, we want to give as many people as possible the opportunity to experience SHIFT. Therefore, if you have already participated in SHIFT, you will not be eligible to apply for the programme a second time.

I really want to attend but I won’t be available to do so. How can I benefit from SHIFT 2020 if I can’t participate?

We will be gathering SHIFT 2020 resources and making these available on the SHIFT website. We will be adding to these as they become available so keep your eye on shiftintoyourfuture.com

If I want to speak with someone about SHIFT, who should I contact?

For enquiries specific to your institution, contact one of the following:

At RCS, Deborah Keogh: d.Keogh@rcs.ac.uk; GSA, Libby Anson: l.anson@gsa.ac.uk; QMU, Miriam Smith: msmith3@qmu.ac.uk

For general enquiries about SHIFT 2020, contact s.edwards2@rcs.ac.uk

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