Poll: Television communicates science well?

Ok, so a 50:50 split between an ‘unsure’ and an ‘agree’. However, I’d call insufficient data to really consider it fair. Could have done with more votes.

I asked the question with the hope that I might get a range of views from scientists and those in the broadcasting business. Even so, I have to agree with the comment made which was balanced and ‘unsure’ but in a very considered way. Continue reading “Poll: Television communicates science well?”

Science Communicators and Universities

Universities are facing a new challenge. One not new to other institutions in the UK. During the early 1990’s the NHS went through a period of change where competition was introduced. Now it is the turn of higher education. The question is, can it be ready in time?

In 2012 undergraduate course fees are set to rise and more emphasis is going to be placed on the value a student expects from their chosen institution. Previously, students would balance their decision on two important aspects but with one common goal. In combination these would be, “Where is the best place I can go with the grades I’ve got?” Continue reading “Science Communicators and Universities”