What this opportunity offers you

• Public relations
• Ability to explain things to non-specialists
• Practical skills
• Gain confidence with teaching
• Explaining and encouraging young people
• Safety precautions
• Being responsible and diligent
• Getting hands-on
• Boat handling skills
• Familiarity with marine science equipment and software
• Seamanship

The skills you will gain that will impress employers:
  • Career management skills
  • Communication skills
  • Creativity skills
  • Critical thinking skills
  • Intellectual and subject knowledge skills
  • Leadership skills
  • Networking skills
  • Persuading/negotiating/influencing skills
  • Problem solving and analytical skills
  • Project management skills
  • Self-management and personal effectiveness skills
  • Social responsibility and global awareness skills
  • Team working skills

Find out more about what these skills mean.

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Discover Oceanography initiated my passion for demonstrating marine science. I have enjoyed the practical science and watching children, teenagers and adults get inspired by what we showed them. I was often amazed by the insightful questions they asked and by how much they wanted to know. I know that without the practical experience or the enthusiasm Discover Oceanography gave me I would not have been involved in other practical opportunities at NOCS. All of which have given me a good reputation, invaluable experience, networking opportunities, fond memories and great friends.

Naomi Allison MSci Marine Biology graduate
Available to:
All Marine Biology and Oceanography students
Pre-requisites:
To work on Callista you have to hold a ‘Personal Safety & Social Responsibility Certificate’ and a ‘Personal Survival Techniques Certificate’. As well as attend a demonstrator training session hosted by the team.