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Sense about Science Media free workshop for researchers (Manchester 29 March)

Sense about Science is delighted to announce that applications are open for the popular ‘Standing up for Science’ workshop.

Early career researchers are invited to join us in Manchester on 29 March 2019. (5 priority places allocated to UoM researchers).
https://senseaboutscience.org/activities/voys-workshop/

This free workshop is aimed at early career researchers in all social sciences and STEM fields (PhDs, post-docs or equivalent welcome). At these day-long events, participants get the chance to hear directly from and ask questions of: researchers with experience in public engagement, science journalists, and policymakers. It is an opportunity to learn how the media works, how evidence can inform policy, what journalists and policymakers want and need from researchers, and how to involve the public in communicating your research.

Details and registration for the workshop at: https://senseaboutscience.org/activities/voys-workshop/
(Applications of interest due: 28 February 2019)

Please get in touch with me if you have any questions at all: Hamid Khan – hamid@senseaboutscience.org

Hamid Khan
Public Engagement Coordinator

Media Engagement Masterclass, 4 October 2018, 10am to 5pm Bristol

Would you like reach new audiences for your research this year? The NCCPE is hosting a Media Engagement Masterclass next month, providing a practical guide to engaging with the media.

Using the NCCPE’s quality engagement framework, this workshop explores the purpose, people, process and evaluation of media engagement. With the help of experienced journalist and broadcast producer Craig Henderson, we will support you to better understand the ways in which the media can benefit your work.

Together we will explore the potential value of media engagement, and address some of the myths, misconceptions and genuine concerns that academics feel when confronted with the idea of opening up their research to the media. This session will raise awareness of the media, help you to find the ‘story’ of your research, and maximise your chances of successful media engagement.

Media Engagement Masterclass – Thursday, October 4, 2018 – 10:00am to 5:00pm,
Bristol

Find out more and book your place at: https://www.publicengagement.ac.uk/whats-new/events/media-engagement-masterclass

Standing up for Science Media Workshop, 14 March 2014, Manchester

Sense About Science will be holding a Standing up for Science media workshop at the University of Manchester on Friday 14 March 2014, 10:30 – 17:00.

Are you passionate about your research? Do you think it is important for good science and evidence to be communicated to a wider audience? What can you do to address scientific misconceptions and misperceptions?

This full day event is free and for early career researchers in all sciences, engineering and medicine (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent in first job).

During the workshop we combine discussion about science-related controversies in media reporting with practical guidance and tips for how to deal with the media. Confirmed speakers include Victoria Gill, Science reporter at BBC; and Professor Matthew Cobb, University of Manchester.

Totally changed my perspective on the media and where scientists fit into news stories” – Previous participant

Please find further information at www.senseaboutscience.org/data/files/VoYS/VOYS_workshop_Manchester_flyer_2014.pdf

These workshops are very popular and places are limited.

To apply send a CV and cover letter explaining your reasons for applying to Victoria Murphy email: vmurphy@senseaboutscience.org.

The University of Manchester partners this workshop and holds five priority places, so please ensure you identify which organisation you are affiliated with.

Closing date for applications is Friday 28 February.

Standing Up For Science – Improving the relationship between science and the media

Louise Walker, a PhD researcher in the Faculty of Life Sciences attended the Standing Up For Science workshop hosted here at The University of Manchester on the 15 March 2013. Here are her thoughts…

Historically, scientists and journalists have never really got along. In general, scientists tend to be a little … mistrustful of the ability of a journalist to accurately portray their research to a wider audience. In return, journalists may find that scientists can be difficult to work with. The research the scientists present can also be a bit confusing or complicated. But they need each other. Scientists need journalists to get the message about their research across, and newspapers like to print science stories because their readers are interested in it.

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Free BBC Media Training Day in Manchester (Application close 7 April 2013)

Are you a female expert and do you want to take part in television and radio programmes that that are made in the North of England?

The BBC Academy in conjunction with BBC North is holding a free training day for women with particular expertise who are interested in appearing on television, on radio and online as contributors or presenters.

The training day is taking place on Wednesday, 1 May 2013 at MediaCityUK, Salford and the deadline for applications is 31 March.

They are looking for female experts in the following categories:

  • Science: pure science, medical science & space science
  • Sports
  • Politics, Economics & Business
  • Islam
  • Gadgets & Consumer Technology

This is an great opportunity for female experts in the North of England who are interested in appearing on television, on radio and online as contributors or presenters.

For more information and details of how to apply, visit the BBC Academy website.

The closing date for applications is 11.59pm 7 April 2013 and participants will be notified by Wednesday 17 April 2013.

Only apply if you are able to be in MediaCityUK, Salford, on Wednesday 1 May 2013.

Workshop: Research, Researchers and the Media

Edinburgh and Glasgow, 26-28 April 2013

The red light comes on and you’re live on air to millions of listeners. That’s the experience replicated in this immersive three-day media course hosted by the Beltane Public Engagement Network. The radio show might be just a simulation but for that added touch of reality, you’re installed in one of the state of the art studios at the BBC’s Pacific Quay Glasgow headquarters.

Also on the workshop, you explore the newsgathering process, producing video and radio reports for the evening news. There will be nowhere to hide as you work in groups filming, scripting and editing to tight deadlines. Last but certainly not least, you’ll learn what makes a great media story.

This course is open to academic and research staff and PhD students working on any subject. The attendance fee helps to cover running costs and includes lunch and refreshments at breaks.

£150 (Beltane Network universities) or £400 (other institutions)

Details and registration: www.beltanenetwork.org/events/research-researchers-and-the-media/

Posted on behalf of Dr Sarah Anderson, Project Officer, Beltane Public Engagement Network, Institute for Academic Development, University of Edinburgh

 

Standing up for Science media workshop, 15 March 2013, Manchester

Sense About Science will be holding a Standing up for Science media workshop at the University of Manchester on Friday 15 March 2013.

This full day event is free and for early career researchers in all sciences, engineering and medicine (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent in first job).

During the workshop we combine discussion about science-related controversies in media reporting with practical guidance and tips for how to deal with the media.

Please find further information here (pdf)

These workshops are very popular and places are limited.

To apply send a CV and cover letter explaining your reasons for applying to Victoria Murphy, email: vmurphy@senseaboutscience.org

If you are affiliated with the University of Manchester, please state this in your application – as a partner of this workshop our members have priority places.

Closing date for applications is Friday 1 March 2013.

Posted on behalf of:
Victoria Murphy
Events & Campaigns Officer
Sense About Science
14A Clerkenwell Green
London EC1R 0DP
Tel: +44 (0) 20 7490 9590
www.senseaboutscience.org