WOW projects, TED talks, Cosmicomics and indirect reciprocity. What do they have in common? Well, each of them features in a new and rather different education programme that we are launching next month on the University of Liverpool’s campus at 33 Finsbury Square, London. We are targetting mid-career engineers and scientists, working in research and development organisations, who want to develop their skills and advance their careers. I write ‘we’ because it is a joint effort by the School of Engineering at the University and the UK’s National Nuclear Laboratory. It has been something of an adventure for me putting the modules together and we hope they will form a voyage of discovery and adventure for our delegates.
In case you are wondering about WOW projects, TED talks, Cosmicomics and indirect reciprocity – they will feature in modules on Science Leadership & Ethics, Technical Communication, Technical Writing, and Technical Reputation respectively. These four five-credit modules plus a work-based project form the programme that leads to a Post-graduate Award. Each module involves a day on campus in London supported by reading and assignments before and afterwards; and we are running a module per month between now and Christmas.