New conference podcasting package for doctoral students

Research Podcasts has developed a new taster podcast workshop for Doctoral Training Centres and their students. The Conference Taster Workshop introduces PhD students to the idea of podcasting in a research environment, and gives them the opportunity to experience a mock podcast interview to give them a glimpse of how presenting and producing a podcast work in practice.

Designed to complement Research Podcasts’ popular one day podcast training workshop for doctoral students and academics, the Conference Taster gives students the chance not only to find our how and why they could use podcasts for engagement and impact but also to gain skills that will also be useful beyond their PhD. Those who want to delve further into podcasting can usually go on to sign up for a highly practical and interactive Introduction to Podcasting workshop where they gain more in depth and hands on experience of the podcasting process.

Research Podcasts is already providing the conference workshop to DTPs in Essex, Bristol, Southampton, London and York with students describing the session as ‘inspiring’.

Research Podcasts’ Director of Training Krissie Brighty-Glover said:

“We’ve been a bit overwhelmed by the response to this new offering which gets students thinking about podcasting and how they might use it in a research setting but also in any later work setting.”

As part of the day, students who are really interested in the process can decide to be interviewed about their research in a mock podcast interview presented and edited by Research Podcasts’ experienced presenters, producers and editors.