Faculty of Life Sciences, UoM Alumni, Careers Talk

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Short talk (11mins) giving tips and insights for a career in public engagement, media and education to life sciences graduates and undergraduates.

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  • Henry Wellcome’s Cats: The death of one of the kittens, Zipper, is mentioned in Frances Larsen's 'An Infinity of Things' (Oxford University Press, 2009). The news of this event was broken to Wellcome by his trusted colleague Peter Johnston-Saint. After a post mortem revealed the cause of death to be feline influenza, vaccines for the other cats were provided by Wellcome's Physiological Research Laboratories. Piano Tuning alters brain tuning…: Paper reference: Teki S, Kumar S et al. Navigating the auditory scene: an expert role for the hippocampus. J Neuroscience 29 August 2012. Digital artist Salvatore Iaconesi hacked his medical records to put them online in a global search for the best treatments:
  • Think of a situation – work, home, in which you want to have people to change
  • Think of a situation – work, home, in which you want to have people aspire to a vision
  • PARTNERSHIPS
  • SUNFLOWER DIARIES CAMPAIGN consisted of A CALL TO ACTION – short video telling people how to get involved & how to film Web instructions on how to film and upload to youtube Fortnightly questions for people to respond to with a video Videos blogged & tweeted Final short film that included some of the videos – played at Manchester Science Festival
  • Faculty of Life Sciences, UoM Alumni, Careers Talk

    1. 1. erinma ochu
    2. 2. Call for proposals: http://www.wellcome.ac.uk/News/2013/News/WTP051542.htm
    3. 3. Global Media Reach: 62.4 millionSee: http://www.turingsunflowers.com/results/media
    4. 4. “A creative social catalystthat makes a difference tosociety, helps people toachieve their social goalsand lives by those samevalues”
    5. 5. Getting there• Vision – 5 years time?• Reality – what’s your current reality?• What’s your journey to get there?• Your are your roles & actions in this?• Passion: believe in realising that vision• Get support – coach/ mentor/ peers• Help, engage & inspire others• Seek opportunities: http://www.engagement.manchester.ac.uk/re sources/index.html
    6. 6. WORK
    7. 7. Oblique strategies• What most recently impressed you? What can you learn from it?• Back up a few steps, what else could you do?• Instead of changing the thing itself (i.e. you, change the world around it)• Disconnect from desire to achieve
    8. 8. Woman with 24problems•Failure•Ethics & Socialresponsibility•Telling Stories•KISS
    9. 9. 1.Connect & listen2.Creative & fun3.Remain open to influence4.Be diplomatic5.Give back >>>>>>>>>>>>
    10. 10. Thanks for listening… & good luck!Erinma Ochu:erinma.ochu@manchester.ac.uk

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