I have twice taken part in the ‘I’m A Scientist Get Me Out Of Here’ competition and proud to say voted the winner both times. The competition was a great crash course in science communication and really stretched me in new ways. The competition gives school students of all ages the opportunity to talk to scientists like myself. There is an intense two weeks of live chats and answering all manner of questions on discussion boards. In the second week scientists get voted off each day until the winner is left standing.