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New scicomm podcast

Several of us have been working on a new #scicomm and public engagement podcast, and we have a pilot to share with you all.

We would greatly appreciate it if you could listen to the pilot episode of ‘PE Shorts’ here: https://www.mixcloud.com/PE_Shorts/pilot-episode/

And give us your feedback here: http://bit.ly/PEShortsFeedback

Many thanks, Dr Sam Illingworth,
(On behalf of the ‘PE Shorts’ podcast team)

Naked Scientists Training for PhD Engineers – closes

Are you a PhD student with a desire to be a broadcaster too? Supported by The Royal Academy of Engineering, the Naked Scientists are offering candidates an opportunity to join their award-winning team to learn how to communicate science to broad audiences.

Over an eight week period, successful applicants will develop skills in researching and compiling science news stories, online publishing, podcasting and producing and presenting live radio programmes.

Applicants should be undertaking a PhD in an engineering-related discipline and have the approval of their project supervisor. During the period of the internship, successful candidates will receive remuneration equivalent to their PhD stipend (based on UK research-council approved rates) and it is expected that the PhD completion date will be correspondingly deferred by an amount of time equivalent to the internship duration (eight weeks).

Applications should be submitted in writing, by post, and should include a CV, supporting evidence of any previous relevant experience and a covering letter setting out the applicant’s reasons for wishing to pursue this training opportunity. Preferred dates, between December 2014 – September 2015, for taking up the opportunity should also be specified.

Based at Cambridge University, the Naked Scientists are a professional media creation venture producing weekly science radio programmes and podcasts that reach audiences in the millions on network radio internationally, including with the BBC.

Please address all applications to Dr Hannah Critchlow, The Naked Scientists, Dept. of Pathology, Tennis Court Road, Cambridge CB2 1QP.

For enquiries, please telephone 01223 761655, or email Hannah@thenakedscientists.com

The closing date for receipt of applications is 31 October 2014

Dr Hannah Critchlow, Neuroscience Editor, The Naked Scientists, University of Cambridge

BIS Science and Innovation Podcast – Volume 2

Some of you may have already seen our Tweets etc about the second BIS Science & Innovation podcast. “First impressions & reaching out” features snippets from Sir Mark Walport (who reflects on his first two months in office as GCSA, and gives a taste of what’s to come); Leila Luheshi, who was on secondment within BIS from her day job in Cambridge; and Karen Folkes, who is head of Public Engagement with Science. Karen reflects on her session on inclusive initiatives last week at the sci-comm conference, and talks about the Public Attitudes to Science blog and more.

Have a listen here and let us know what you think or what you’d like to hear more of in this series.

Posted on behalf of Marilyn Booth, BIS Digital