Hannah Fry and Martin Zaltz Austwick

UCL Centre for Advanced Spatial Analysis (CASA)

CASA lecturers Dr Martin Zaltz Austwick and Dr Hannah Fry are both award-winning public engagers and broadcasters, with a wealth of experience in bridging the gap between academia and the wider world.

They have teamed up on this project to lead a series of initiatives designed to create interesting and engaging content for a range of audiences, promoting and demonstrating the benefits of public engagement within CASA, the Bartlett, and across UCL, providing resources and opportunities to early career researchers.

The project will follow three main strands:

Online: the Global Lab podcast started in 2011 with interviews with CASA and individuals from the wider fields of CASA-associated research. We will build on our early successes, training CASA and Bartlett PhD students in podcasting and interviewing.

To complement this, we will create a YouTube channel with short, light-hearted and accessible videos, showcasing UCL researchers' insightful snippets of their own work. We will open a forum for our community of subscribers to ask questions of the researchers, creating an opportunity for conversations around the research.

In person: we will identify opportunities for student talks at public-facing events, and lead applications for external events. To nurture and encourage the next generation of researchers, we will develop materials for a series of schools outreach talks and workshops.

Within the university: these specific initiatives will weave into a wider culture change, focused around making public engagement activities, and a knowledge base of experience, accessible to all and normalised as part of the research process.

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