The first media workshops of Sense About Science’s 2013 ‘Standing up for Science’ programme have been announced. The first will be held at Newcastle University on Friday 22 February, whilst the second will be held at the University of Manchester on Friday 15 March. Both are free and designed for early career researchers (PhD students and first postdocs (or equivalent).
The workshops form part of Sense About Science’s ‘Voice of Young Science’ (VoYS) activities, of which the Biochemical Society is now a full sponsor. This means that at the Manchester event, five priority places are reserved for members (the Newcastle event is a new event and not yet part of the annual programme, so members will be part of the open competition). If you would like to attend the Manchester workshop, please state your affiliation in your application.
The workshops combine discussion about science-related controversies in media reporting with practical guidance and tips for how to deal with the media. As they are very popular, places are limited.
To apply, send a CV and cover letter explaining your reasons for applying to Victoria Murphy – firstname.lastname@example.org
Newcastle: Friday 8 February
Manchester: Friday 1 March (remember to state if you are a member of the Society!)
An article on Sense About Science’s new award for Standing up for Science – the John Maddox Prize – will appear in February’s issue of The Biochemist.