Dear Colleague,

Following on from the recent AHRC/Radio 3 New Generation Thinkers pilot scheme and the over-subscribed AHRC Broadcast Media workshops , the AHRC will be running four further broadcast media training events across the UK in July and September.

These events will allow early career researchers in the arts and humanities to benefit from a day of radio/broadcast training. As applicants to the AHRC/Radio 3 scheme, we were keen to ensure that this opportunity was first extended to you before being made more widely available.

Each workshop will be led by at least three production and editorial staff from national broadcasters, including Radio Five.

Each day-long workshop will consist of:

· an introduction to programme-making;

· what you need to do to become the expert that programme producers will value;

· best practice tips based on experiences of academics already successful in broadcast media;

· developing and pitching your programme idea based on your research

· one to one sessions with a broadcaster for those who want detailed feedback on their programme idea.

With each workshop having only forty spaces available we will be allocating those spaces to the first forty people to email applying for a space. The four workshops will take place as follows:

1 – London July 8th

2 – Northumbria University July 11th

3 – London September 16th

4 – Manchester Metropolitan University September 19th

To apply to attend one of these workshops you need to email ngt and put your preferred venue and date in the subject line e.g. London July 8th.

Then in the body of the email please include your name, current research project and research institution details. We will be contacting successful applicants week commencing 20th June with further details.

Cancellations and No Shows

In order to allow us to ensure each training course is fully booked any cancellations and/or no-shows occurring within 48 hours of the course date will incur a £50 cancellation fee.

We look forward to seeing many of you at these workshops.

Best wishes


Jake Gilmore

Communications Manager

Arts & Humanities Research Council

Tel: 01793 41 6021 Mob: 07970 99 4586 E: j.gilmore Twitter feed @ahrcpress

Each year the AHRC provides approximately £100 million of public money to support research and postgraduate study in the arts and humanities, from languages and law, archaeology and English literature to design and creative and performing arts.