SIS4 - Getting Heard - enriching and enabling researcher voices through podcasting

Day Day 1
Code SIS4
Start time 17:45

Developing doctoral researchers
Developing research staff
In a policy/strategic/leadership role


Donald LushCareers Consultant, King's College London

Madeleine Iafrate, PhD candidate, King's College London

Session outline:

According to Ofcom, one in five 15 to 24-year-olds in the UK are tuning in to podcasts each week. Considering that the key audience is exactly the demographic debating or already attending university, what better way of engaging them than by creating a podcast?! That’s what two groups at King’s College London thought when we set up our podcasts: one for students and staff to explore career options from the Careers and Employability Service, and the other created by postgraduate students for fellow students to feel less alone in the unique issues they face. Our special interest session will see the creators of two King’s College London podcasts give practical advice from the front lines about how (and how not) to create your own podcast. We’ll tell you where we came from, how we gauge our impact, and open up about some of our struggles in the overcrowded podcast world!

Themes covered:
  • Innovative and practical approaches to the professional and career development of researchers across all career stages and institutional contexts
  • Strategic opportunities and challenges for organisations in creating and sustaining environments where researchers can flourish