The BBC have contacted the University about their BBC Academy’s Expert Women programme, an initiative that began after it was acknowledged by broadcasters that there were not enough expert female contributors appearing on air.
BBC Expert Women aims to help redress the balance - they offer a series of free experiential days that provide skills, insights and networking opportunities to the group, and they highlight this talent to production staff within the BBC. The day provides the opportunity to learn about appearing on live and pre-recorded radio and television.
They are looking for women experts who are passionate and very knowledgeable about their subject areas to apply. Although they welcome applications from all subject areas, they have particular interest in female experts in the following areas:
- International relations and diplomacy
- EU negotiations
- Local government/social care
- Politics – particularly from the north of England
- Law/constitution, particularly Brexit
- Radicalisation/extremism/ terrorism
- Women in music – production rather than performance
They also particularly welcome applications from women from a BAME background, and with disabilities.
Please see the application page - the closing date for applications is 23:59 Sunday 26 February 2017 and successful applicants will be notified by Wednesday 15 March 2017.