‘Doctoral Research @ Bangor ’– Internship 2018 at Doctoral School
‘Doctoral Research @ Bangor ’ internship project will be to work with the Doctoral School to help Bangor University showcase the diversity and quality of Doctoral Research / Doctoral Researchers at Bangor. This is a ‘hands-on’ project interviewing and filming BU doctoral researchers along with their supervisors / research teams so as to put together profiles, short films and research feature pieces which will be available for use for a variety of promotional purposes (the Doctoral School and other websites; school open days; internal visual displays; brochures; e-books etc.).
- Complete an overview of Doctoral Research at BU, so as to map the task into logical and achievable groupings
- Mapping what has already been done
- Identifying gaps and prioritising activity
- Liaise with central and college based Marketing and Publicity staff
- Planning within the 12 week timeframe
- Setting up groups for interviewing / filming
- Editing and reviewing content
- Feedback and finalising
- Adapting materials appropriately for a range of uses
- Share and embed outputs
- Prepare a case for going forward post project
Benefits to the intern:
- Developing skills in project management (planning; time management; working with a wide range of people etc.)
- Developing knowledge and expertise in the Marketing and Publicity area
- Enhancing communication skills with staff and researchers across the University
- Developing a creative approach to tasks
- Assessing the right medium for the best effect
- Organisational and professional skills
- Gaining a comprehensive oversight of Doctoral Research at Bangor (i.e. potentially aspirational for career planning)
Meet Luke and Danial, students at Bangor University who have taken up this opportunity to work with the Doctoral School. You can watch their work in our YouTube Channel here.
My name is Luke and I have just finished a four-year Masters in Geography and will be graduating with a first-class honours in July. During my time at Bangor University I have been an active member of the University Rugby Club, and enjoy photography and film making in my spare time.
Academically my focus has been predominantly on rural geographies, looking particularly at rural development and sustainability, especially within the food and drink sector. In August 2018 I will be presenting a paper developed from my dissertation “Craft Cider: the underexploited opportunity for sustainable rural development” at the Royal Geographical Societies’ Annual International Conference in Cardiff, as well as having worked together with a number of lecturers on a paper about food and drink festivals in Wales and a commissioned report by a local business evaluating the success of a number of events they held.
Along with a colleague I am currently completing an internship with the Doctoral School, during which we will be interviewing PhD students and university staff about the opportunities for PhD study in Bangor to produce a number of promotional videos and other media to promote the school to prospective PhD Students.
Looking ahead I am currently exploring opportunities to complete a PhD here in Bangor myself and am also looking forward to taking some time out to hopefully travel through Asia for a couple of months before starting.
I’m Dan Evans, 23, from Anglesey. I’ll be graduating with a First Class Honours in my Masters degree in July in Environmental Science.
I have loved my time here at Bangor for so many reasons. I’ve met some of the best people; friends that will be in my life for years to come. During my time here, I have been a part of both the Photography Society and the Ultimate Frisbee club.
The Photography Society allowed me to develop a variety of skills including leadership through my post as Vice President, presentation skills through the workshops and meetings held, and organisation from ensuring weekly activities were created for the members. The Frisbee club, in my fourth and final year, allowed me to have a weekly activity that allowed me to exercise and socialise all whilst learning an exciting new skill, the perfect hobby to take in whilst working on my dissertation.
During my academic time here, I was most interested in the applications of renewable energy and produced a Life Cycle Assessment of the proposed West Anglesey Demonstration Zone, a tidal energy site, for my Masters thesis. This came from completing a 10-week placement with the local third sector company that presides over the Demonstration Zone as a part of my fourth year.
Due to my keen interest in photography over the years I am enthusiastic about continuing this passion by working as a part-time photographer in future whilst working in an industry relevant to my course. This internship will allow me to gain the experience in working in a creative environment for a meaningful project. This will give me a better understanding of what I want to pursue in future and will enrich my creative portfolio for future creative endeavours.