PhD studentship available with the Science Communication Unit at UWE

The Science Communication Unit at UWE are delighted to announce an opportunity for a fully-funded PhD studentship, to be co-funded by UWE Bristol, and the Eden Project.

This project ‘Visualising impact: Engaging visitors with complex science and environmental issues’, offers the successful applicant the chance to work in collaboration with the Science Communication Unit, at UWE, who are internationally recognised for their innovative science communication approaches, and the Eden Project, a world-famous visitor attraction and educational charity.

The Eden Project has recently been awarded £1.9 million by the Wellcome Trust to create a permanent immersive exhibition, Invisible Worlds, exploring the interconnectedness of life and the environment around us at every scale. These innovative new exhibits are due to be developed from May 2017, with the exhibit opening to visitors in Spring 2018.

This PhD project will provide a unique opportunity to follow the development of an exhibition through its life cycle. The PhD will start in January 2017 and is ideal for a self-motivated and enthusiastic student with a broad interest in science communication and/or public engagement who is willing to learn the interdisciplinary skills required in the field.

Apply by Monday 7 November 2016

Further information here