UNISA Young Academics Programme
Beyond the Basics – Serious about research
Jive Media Africa is excited to have been able to work with talented young researchers from the UNISA Young Academics programme (YAP). Piloted in 2008, the YAP has become one of UNISA’s most successful initiatives. YAP forms part of UNISA’s capacity-building initiatives responding to the need for a visible and critical mass of high quality academics. YAP seeks to develop young (under the age of 35), promising, and talented individuals for the future career in research, management and academics.
Jive Media Africa was invited to work alongside the Young Academics Programme to grow skills for science communication and engagement. Participants were required to give a 10-minute presentation on their 5-year research plans. The presentations should appeal to a diverse audience and hence require the participants to think differently about their work in order to engage the larger university community and the public. Jive Media Africa was invited to deliver training before the talks and expert input afterwards.