Imperial College London

Focus on… Science Communication and Policy Week (27-31 Jan)


Imperial College students

Celebrating science communication and policy related work with a range of speakers from Imperial, Civil Service Fast Stream, Springer Nature

Starting on Monday 27 January, the Imperial Careers Service is running a Focus on Science Communication and Policy Week (27-31 January) – with a dedicated week-long programme of events tailor-made to introduce you to a career in science communications and policy.

city at nightKeep checking JobsLive for the latest updates to the schedule, or book your place using the links below.  

Please note that all events take place in the Careers Service, Level 5 Sherfield Building, unless otherwise stated. 

Events include: 

Tuesday 28 January, 12:30  – 13:30

Careers Café : working in the Civil Service 

This Career Café will be facilitated?by?the Civil Service Fast Stream. It will be an informal, student-led discussion around what it is like working in the Civil Service, facilitated by Hollie Bark (who is a second year Finance Fast Streamer), and Dan Burke (a second year Generalist Fast Streamer). 

Wednesday 29 January, 13:00 – 14:00

Careers Café with Jack Leeming – Springer Nature 

Jack is a careers editor at Nature where he manages Nature’s community careers content, careers features and supplements in Nature, writing and photography competitions, live events and careers outreach. 

Jack trained as a chemist, and has worked as a freelance writer, technical writer, copy editor and journalist. 

Wednesday 29 January,16:00 – 17:00

Career Discovery…. Internships in Science Communication  
Careers Service (Norma & Rhiannon)  

Looking to gain work experience in Science Communication? This seminar will provide an overview of the field and give an insight into the various avenues to identify opportunities available. We will explore the factors affecting the sector and provide you with the key qualities employers are looking for.? Last, but by no means least, the seminar will equip you with the resources to improve your ability to search and apply for internships. 

 Thursday 30 January, 17:00 – 19:30

Science Careers Fair, Queen's Tower Rooms 

The Science Careers Fair is sector specific to help draw your attention to the opportunities available to Imperial students within the science industry.?All year groups of students - particularly from Natural Sciences, Life Sciences and Medicine - are encouraged to attend the event, from first years to PhDs. 

Careers Fairs are open to all Imperial students and recent Imperial alumni. For more information, please see our website pages on the Science Careers Fair 2020.  

Friday 31 January, 10:00 – 12:00

Professional in Residence appointments with the Civil Service Fast Stream: Science and Engineering Stream 

These 15-minute appointments provide the opportunity for you to talk with someone from the Civil Service, to ask any questions about the nature of the work of the Civil Service. The appointments are flexible and you can frame the discussion how you like, useful areas to discuss may include recruitment, application and selection processes. 

Friday 31 January, 13:00 - 14:00 

‘A future in Science Communication – your questions answered’ talk with Dr Stephen Webster 

Imperial students discussingThis session will cover the career opportunities of science communication. Dr Stephen Webster will explain how science and engineering graduates – including doctoral graduates – can find fulfilling opportunities as communication experts who make daily use of their scientific expertise. Whether in TV and radio, journalism, museums or policy, science communication is a growing area and is an excellent avenue for those who enjoy science but would rather talk about it than research it. 
Stephen will discuss the best ways to get involved in science communication, including the route offered by Imperial’s MSc Science Communication 
The session will be led by Stephen Webster, of Imperial’s Science Communication Unit.?? 


Richard Marshall

Richard Marshall
Careers Service

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