Science and Technology Studies


STS offers degrees at each university level: undergraduate, masters, and PhD


WeAreSTS podcast

A podcast exploring research and teaching underway in Science and Technology Studies (STS) at UCL. Learn more about the subject, the people, and the careers. Learn more about how you can join us.

WeAreSTS - Science and Technology Studies at UCL (University College London)
WeAreSTS is an official podcast of UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS), hosted by Professor Joe Cain, UCL Professor of History and Philosophy of Biology. WeAreSTS includes project work from STS students and staff. We have five ways students can be involved with interviews, production, and project development. We also encourage freelance development from STS students and staff.

Our overall goal for the podcast is to help teachers, applicants, and influencers answer questions about our subject: 

  • What is STS?
  • What does work in the subject involve?
  • Why would I want to do it, too?
  • What do people do with an STS degree?
  • Is this career direction for me?

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About WeAreSTS

REGULAR episode explore research or teaching themes that are part of Science and Technology Studies (STS). Some episodes will be interviews about active research projects. Other episodes will support STS subjects in teaching or public engagement.

CAREER episodes interview STS alumni about life after university: how did they make that transition into their working life, and what advice do they have for those thinking about studying with us.

BONUS episodes showcase student-produced projects. Others will deliver episodes on special topics, or they'll allow listens into our expert discussions about topics as diverse as science policy making, science in the media, philosophy of information, history of dinosaurs, sociology of science, and history of technology. BONUS episodes include projects created by students in the STS NewsRoom, our summer studentship programme in science communication.

WeAreSTS is available for listening on Apple Podcast, Spotify, Stitcher, SoundCloud and most other podcast listening apps. You also can find us on Libsyn. Individual episodes also can be played directly though our online posts.

Show credits

WeAreSTS is created by UCL Department of Science and Technology Studies (STS). Contributors:

  • Producer and Host: Professor Joe Cain
  • Advisory Committee: STS Admissions and Recruitment Committee
  • STS joint Heads of Department: Professor Emma Tobin and Professor Jon Agar
  • lots of student helpers, who get bylines in indivudal episodes

Code of Practice

The views of our experts and guests in WeAreSTS are their own. UCL regards the right to debate and challenge ideas as fundamental to the nature of a university and is committed to ensuring that free and open discussion can take place in an atmosphere of tolerance as part of the UCL Code of Practice on Freedom of Speech.

We have information for Interviewees in advance of their participation in WeAreSTS projects.


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