Careers rarely develop the way we plan them. Our career path often takes many twists and turns, with particular events, choices and people influencing our direction.

We asked Brian Macken from Smart Futures to give some advice for people considering this job:

 

Brian Macken

Science Communicator

Smart Futures

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  Brian Macken

I would strongly advise you to do the Masters in Science Communication in DCU. It really gives you a feel for the different kinds of media and ways of explaining things. And it's a good place to make contacts, which is also useful.

I would also recommend that you read science books. Not textbooks, good popular science books are just as useful for this kind of work, as it's already been broken down into simpler language for you. And only read the ones that you're interested in - it shouldn't be a chore to read them.

But I would recommend reading outside your subject area, so if you're into physics, then read some books on biology and vice versa (everyone should read Stephen J. Gould).  However, the more knowledge you have, the more questions you'll be able to answer.

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Politics as a subject to be introduced at Leaving Cert 


Friday, February 04, 2011 




Politics as a subject to be introduced at Leaving Cert

Education chiefs are planning to bring politics to the classroom.

Knowing how TD's and senators are elected could net students valuable' points' in the Leaving Cert in future, the Irish Independent has learned.

The new subject, titled 'Politics and Society' is aimed at making young people more active citizens.

One of the first tasks facing the next Education Minister, will be to decide when the new optional subject will be introduced. The consultation process has revealed huge support among young people and teachers for its introduction.

Irish Independent 03/02/11

 




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