Free BBC training offered for female experts who want to be TV presenters

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There’s been a lot of discussion lately about getting girls more interested in science. Some would argue that a lack of visible role models isn’t helping. A cool woman talking science on the box will probably do more to get our daughters excited about it than any number of dry educational initiatives.

Luckily, the BBC is attempting to do something about this. It’s launching a free training day for female experts who want to be TV, radio and online presenters, especially women with professional expertise in science. They’re also on the hunt for wannabe TV stars from the worlds of history, politics, business and engineering.

The training day takes place in London on 18th January 2013.

If you’re interested in attending, email your cv and a couple of paragraphs stating your USP as a presenter to Please also state if you have any media experience.

But don’t be put off applying if you don’t have much in the way of media experience. Practice in front of a camera, make a few Youtube videos. Sometimes the best presenters are the people who don’t know how much charisma they really have. If you’re interested in this opportunity, go for it. You’ll only regret it if you don’t.

The deadline for all submissions is Friday 16 November 2012 so get your application in by then.

Good luck!