Funded by the AHRC and starting in October 2013, ‘Becoming a Public Intellectual’ is aimed at doctoral students and early-career researchers who want to seek influence beyond the university sector, to speak to the concerns and interests of a broader public and to set the agenda for developments in the cultural and creative sectors. If you have an interest in developing your profile beyond academia, and in making contacts across other universities and institutions, this programme is for you.
Through a series of one-day workshops involving academics expert in public engagement as well as representatives from a number of cultural and media organisations, students will develop skills in effective engagement with television, radio and the press and will also learn how to maximise their influence via collaboration with a range of partners. This will be followed by a period of mentoring and consolidation during which these skills can be put into practice.
Becoming a Public Intellectual is run by CHASE, the Consortium for the Humanities and the Arts Southeast England. CHASE was formed to deliver outstanding postgraduate training in the Arts and Humanities across the south-east of England and has seven members: The Courtauld Institute of Art, Goldsmiths (University of London), The Open University, and the Universities of East Anglia, Essex, Kent, and Sussex.
Applications are welcome from postgraduate students and early career researchers in the arts and humanities at CHASE institutions. To find out more about the programme and to apply please visit www.open.ac.uk/arts/public-intellectual.
The deadline for applications is Friday 14 June 2013