Researchers in Residence: PhD or Postdoc wanted as research host for TV documentary
Researchers in Residence, a school placement scheme funded by Research Councils UK, is looking for a Newcastle-based researcher to run an engaging project about their area of interest in a local secondary school or FE college as part of a TV documentary to be featured in TeachersTV and new online science channel Newton TV.
The documentary will be an excellent profile raiser, maximise the impact of your research and boost your CV by developing teaching and communication skills
Filming is likely to take place during one or two days in November by a Teachers TV film crew and will involved teacher and research interviews.
The project is likely to include practical demonstrations and a talk about your work across a range of Key Stage 3 and 4 year groups. The classroom teacher will support participating researchers and communication training to help develop activities will be provided.
This opportunity is open to PhD and post doc researchers that are directly, or indirectly funded by one of the seven Research Councils or Wellcome Trust.
Interested researchers should apply by completing the online application form at www.researchersinresidence.ac.uk by October 10.
Maximise the impact of your research group with Researchers in Residence
Maximise the impact of your research and develop your team’s transferable skills by engaging 11-19 year olds via the RCUK-funded Researchers in Residence scheme.
RCUK would like to encourage you to participate. Aimed at PhD students and early stage post-docs across the UK this school placement scheme provides an opportunity to inspire the next generation of researchers (11-19 years students) about their work.
Researchers that have been involved benefit by developing their public engagement, communication and teaching skills that help show experience on their CVs whether they continue on the academic career path or enter the jobs market.
Participation has also helped some researchers when completing Pathways to Impact due to the programme helping them to think about the wider social and ethical implications of their research.
All participating researchers receive free communication training and each placement lasts between 14 to 24 hours.
For more information see www.researchersinresidence.ac.uk or call 0845 365 7470.
A great opportunity to extend your science experience to the community….
Are you an enthusiastic young researcher working at the cutting edge of science, technology or engineering? Can you discuss the social and ethical implications of your research at Newcastle University and how it will make a difference to local communities? If the answer to these questions is yes, take part in ‘Your View’ poster competition on Saturday March 20th. Newcastle University, in association with Beacon North East and Newcastle Sciencefest, is planning a University open day as part of National Science and Engineering week 2010. The aim of the open day will be to allow members of the local communities to access areas of the University otherwise closed to them, and allow them to meet members of the University’s research community.
For more information please see the following web page: http://www.ncl.ac.uk/beacon/news-events/news/item/your-view-poster-competition
There are changes to the bursaries available for those training to teach secondary science. In the past, the bursary was£9k. For 2010-11 this continues for Physics and Chemistry, but reduces to £6k for Biology.
The PGCE course fee is around £3200 and you can apply for a student loan to cover this.
Golden Hellos’, payable after one year’s employment as a teacher are available to those teaching ICT (£2.5k) or science/maths (£5k).
Full details are available on the TDA website.