Apply for Expert Women 2017

Apply for Expert Women 2017

The BBC are looking for female experts who’d like to appear on air as contributors to BBC programmes. Find out how to take part in their London event.

The aim is to offer an introduction to the media, including practical experiences in front of a camera and in a radio studio, as well as masterclasses with industry professionals including experienced programme makers.

If you have expertise in any of the following areas, and you are interested in contributing to television, radio and online content, and you can also be at BBC Broadcasting House, London, W1A 1AA on Friday 31 March 2017, then they want to hear from you.

What they are looking for

They welcome applicants from any area of expertise, including the following:

  • International relations and politics
  • Diplomacy
  • Terrorism
  • EU negotiations
  • Local government / social care
  • Politics – particularly from the North of England
  • Policing / security / intelligence / military
  • Senior police officers
  • Law/constitution, particularly Brexit
  • Radicalisation/extremism
  • Women in music – production rather than performance
  • Economics
  • Business
  • Technology
  • Apprenticeship trades, especially building
  • Football
  • Science, technology, engineering and mathematics
  • Health
  • Classical music

If you would like to discuss whether your specialism would be appropriate for any of these subject areas or any other area then please contact us at

For full details of how to apply visit this page

Free Media Training with Malcolm Love on May 6th

The Public Engagement Working Group (PEWG) has organized a 2 hour media training workshop with Malcolm Love (ex-BBC producer, also Famelab International Trainer and occasional broadcaster) who will be giving expert hints, tips and advice on presenting to camera this Tuesday 6th May at the Learning Centre UG10 2-4pm. This event has been organized in support of the Less Talk, More Action‘  video competition recently launched by the PEWG. This competition is open to all UoB postgraduates, post-docs and senior researchers. You can submit a video individually or as part of a research group. All information on the competition can be found HERE, including an example video as well as a  how-to tutorial video on how to create and edit a video if you’ve never made one before. (Please note the competition deadline is May 30th).
Don’t miss this excellent opportunity to get helpful support on presenting to camera and learn the do’s and don’ts of making content decisions. This workshop will be useful to anyone who would like to present their research to camera in the future, whether for the ‘Less Talk, More Action’ competition or for other opportunities that may present themselves in the future. This media training is free for all UoB researchers and research students to attend.
Malcolm Love will be talking at the Learning Centre UG10 at 2-4pm: Free for all research UoB students and research staff to attend. We hope to see you there!
The PEWG will also be organizing a drop-in session on May 13th for those who would like help on the technical side of making a video. This will kindly be hosted by MDS Web Team members, Shawn Mayall & Angela Slater. We will post the location and time of this drop-in session here so check back again soon
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Wellcome Trust – Science Media Studentship

wellcome_logoThese studentships offer financial support for up to three PhD-level biomedical scientists to undertake postgraduate qualifications at Imperial College London or the National Film and Television School (NFTS).

Our research shows that the overwhelming majority of the public regard television as their most significant source of information about science. We believe that the broadcast media should represent and reflect all areas of science and culture, and therefore should be produced by people from a variety of different backgrounds.