Public engagement is hard work and great fun, but does it help you as a researcher? In this session, Dr. Sara Shinton explained how important it is to take, and make, opportunities to share your work with wider audiences.
We looked at the funding landscape in the UK and why public engagement is so valued; at the opportunities available and who can support you. Finally, we learnt how to articulate your skills and experience in job and fellowship applications in the UK and beyond.
Dr Sara Shinton is the Head of Researcher Development at the University of Edinburgh and director of the community science festival, Bang Goes the Borders which has welcome many Spanish researchers over the years (and would love to see more!). A former chemist, careers adviser and consultant, she manages tailored development programmes to help research students and staff be more effective and more employable.
The Webinar was held the 1st of March 18:00. You can still watch it