Frequently Asked Questions

When do I need to attend?

SHIFT runs from 9.30am – 5pm, Monday 4 – Friday 8 September. Although you will not be participating for 7.5 hours every day, you need to be 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 30 August. This is an orientation session for you to make sure your device enables you to participate technically; meet other participants; begin your SHIFT profile; and select which sessions you will be attending during SHIFT.

What do I need to take part?

As SHIFT 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 as we are not able to provide technical equipment for you.

I attended SHIFT programme in a previous year. Can I attend SHIFT again?

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.

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

For general enquiries about SHIFT 2021, contact keadmin@rcs.ac.uk

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