Postgraduate students at LJMU are practising media interviews and podcasting to improve their communication skills.
A cohort from the School of Pharmacy and Biomolecular Sciences enjoyed a day of media training with former BBC Merseyside controller Mick Ord, set up by lecturer Kehinde Ross.
Dr Ross said: “We look at our students on the Thematic Doctoral Pathway and want them to enjoy a rich and novel programme that supports their development as the scientists of tomorrow.
“The training was a unique and interesting experience, providing both a comprehensive background to elements of media presentation, as well as a chance to gain practical experience, with professional guidance. We greatly value the tips and tools we learnt throughout the day, as well as the warm welcome provided by Mick himself.”
The students are on the Transformative Peptide Chemistry for RNA Nanotherapies thematic pathway and Clinical Pharmacy and Therapeutics.
One participant said: “It was interesting to view ourselves on film and be quizzed about our research. Mick briefed on an emerging healthcare issue, and film and questioned us; it has definitely increased our likelihood of media engagement in the future.”