"Thank you for a fantastic day! I've learnt so much. The best professional course I have ever been on"

Dr Rachael Hall, Alstom Power

"I genuinely enjoyed the day on Friday . I mean it very sincerely when I say it was an incredible day. You ran a very well-managed timetable, the content was inspirational and the expert advice was valuable -- made all the better because you took the time to make it personal."

Amanda Dahl, Executive Product Manager, myBBC, BBC Future Media

“Exhilarating, fun, intense, enlightening. Just a few of the adjectives that capture my experience of the communication masterclass led by Maggie Aderin-Pocock and Screenhouse Productions for Loughborough University's School of Business and Economics. Above all, my confidence has soared and with it my ability to share my knowledge, experience and views - to communicate - effectively. Make the time to join Maggie, Barbara, Paul and Victoria for the day - you won't regret it.”

Dr. Elizabeth Hooper,  School of Business and Economics, Loughborough University

“It was such a great workshop, hearing the interesting, intricate and inspiring stories from each of the women has really encouraged me to continue in the scientific field and go on to do a PhD.”

Yolanda Ahene, Graduate Plasma Physics Student, Imperial College

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"Maggie is magnificently inspiring and an excellent role model.  The combination of Maggie with you, Vic and Paul is perfect, the masterclass is easily one of the best courses I have ever been on.  It gave me a huge confidence boost."

Dr Kavita Sirichand, Lecturer in Financial Economics, Loughborough University

"The presentation by Maggie was truly inspirational and informative.  Her outstanding public speaking masterclass helps to raise the profile of women in science".

-Professor Pratibha L. Gai, University of York, L'Oreal-UNESCO Laureate 2013

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I thought I would let you know that the masterclass in public speaking that you

held in June with Maggie Aderin-Pocock and your colleagues was put to good use.

I was on BBC Radio York yesterday morning and calendar news today !

It was precisely the story that I talked about in the masterclass.

Because of all the coaching I had on that day I was confident to give it a try and felt prepared.

And I was really pleased that my boss wanted to put me out there as well. He was very happy with how it turned out.”

Fiona M. Frame, PhD, MSB,  YCR Cancer Research Unit,  University of York

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Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE

Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a leading British space scientist. She makes frequent TV appearances and is an experienced science communicator. She overcame her dyslexia to gain a PhD in mechanical engineering from Imperial College. She worked with Screenhouse Productions on their BBC2 space series Stardate filming at the VLT in Chile. Maggie says,”In this knowledge based economy it is essential that a much higher proportion of women are developed and invested in. We need the brightest and the best so I fully support this training to encourage career progression.”

Barbara Govan

Award winning broadcaster and presenter Barbara Govan, co-owner of Screenhouse Productions. Barbara has brokered several training courses with the UKRC – Women in SET including the highly successful Presentation Training for UKRC’s “Ingenious Women” project. Barbara is a former on screen presenter, TV reporter, executive producer and also works as a media and business consultant advising companies and individuals how to raise the profile of their work.

Paul Bader

Paul has produced and directed many prime time and award winning science and history series for the BBC and Open University. E.g. Local Heroes, Science Shack, Stardate, Cosmos; A Beginner’s Guide. He has directed presenters including Maggie Aderin-Pocock, Lucie Green, Brian Cox, Adam Hart-Davis, Janet Sumner, Marty Jopson, Jem Stansfield, Miriam Stoppard and many more. He was a winner of the Chemical Industries award for the public understanding of science. Paul was a research scientist before switching to TV.