Thursday, 17 July 2008
Run away and join the circus - the science circus that is
Interested in science communication? Love travelling? Then the Science Circus might be for you.
If you are a recent science or technology graduate and enjoy science communication, then you can earn a prestigious Graduate Diploma from ANU and travel Australia communicating science in cities, towns, outback stations, indigenous communities, schools, nursing homes, just about everywhere around Australia. Your HECS is paid for, and you get a living allowance.
I did the course in 2001 and it was fantastic, although judging from the picture above, and with all due respect to my year, it looks like the students have got better looking...
Not only have I now seen places in Australia that barely anyone gets to see, but I had a ball and made contacts in science communication fields. Plus, you are on tour much of the year and believe it or not, when you aren't, Canberra is a pretty good place to live.
Applications are due Friday 29 August 2008 - see the circus website, or this flyer, for more information.
For my reflections on my 2001 year, see my Science Circus flickr photo set and this rather silly Mr Science story - if you're game, listen to the podcast of that episode to hear me sing...