MSc Science Communication and Public Engagement
“I’m really enjoying working for Proteus, and I’m developing a lot of skills. Not only am I learning how to communicate science in an engaging way, but I’m also getting experience in forming professional connections.”
– Isa, MSc student (2017)
Since 2014, Proteus has been working with the University of Edinburgh’s MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement programme to give students practical experience of public engagement roles and help them develop their professional skills.
To date, we have worked with five students in a variety of roles, ranging from designing science centre exhibits to building community-university partnerships.
Students work with Proteus once a week for eight weeks of the semester, developing their own resources, and gaining experience and skills in science communication in the process.
Through the creativity and energy of the placement students, Proteus has been able to disseminate its research to the public in new and exciting ways.
“Working for Proteus was really inspiring as we met researchers that were really involved and enjoyed public engagement. It was an honour to participate in designing the exhibit for Glasgow Science Centre. I loved getting creative translating the science into aesthetic design. I feel really lucky to have had the chance to work with Proteus and cannot wait to go and see the exhibit at GSC!”
– Gigi, MSc Student (2017)
To take part, students must be enrolled on the MSc Science Communication and Public Engagement course at the University of Edinburgh. For further information, please contact the MSc programme director Elizabeth Stevenson at E.Stevenson@ed.ac.uk .