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Public Engagement & Media Fellowships

Cambridge Zero exists to maximise the University of Cambridge’s contribution towards achieving a resilient and sustainable zero-carbon world. We are harnessing the full range and breadth of the Collegiate University’s capabilities, both in the UK and globally, to develop solutions that work for our lives, our society and our economy.

And to achieve all this we need you!  

We would like to provide you with the knowledge, skills and support to enable you to engage with the public both on-line and in person through the Cambridge Zero Public Engagement & Media Fellowships.

This course has been carefully designed to run over a five week period with interactive support elements, and practical assignments, allowing you as a participant a safe space in which to try out ideas and develop engagement and communication skills which you can use immediately.  

By the end of the course you will be able to:  

  • Understand the role of public engagement in research, the various routes to engagement and key criteria for effective communication
  • Identify ways in which you can motivate an audience to engage with their research
  • Explore tools to craft a clear and memorable narrative
  • Appreciate and enhance the peripheral aspects of communication (e.g. writing style, graphic design, own visual and vocal impact etc)
  • Practice interactive communications including capturing attention for transient audiences, media engagement and handling questions and challenges for in-person interactions
  • Learn and/or sharpen your knowledge of the main social media platforms

Five in-person sessions with guided learning opportunities between sessions.
Participants must commit to attend all sessions
Course facilitators:
Sarah Cruise, Eloquential  
Dr Lucinda Spokes, Public Engagement, Cambridge
Session 1: Thursday 20 April 2:00pm-3:30pm  

Session 2: Thursday 27 April 2:00pm-3:0pm  

Session 3: Thursday 4 May 2:00pm-3:30pm  

Session 4: Thursday 11 May 2:00pm-3:30pm

Session 5: Friday 18 May 2:15pm– 3:45pm

How to Apply:  

Please complete this form. Note you will also need to send us:

1- A video (around 60 seconds) explaining why you would like to become a Public Engagement & Media Fellow. The content of the video can be whatever you want (e.g.: showing your research, animation, etc. You can be as bold and as imaginative as you want). 
2- Provide a written piece (around 200 words or less) of why you think your research is relevant to the climate change discourse.  
Application deadline: 24 March 2023
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