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Radio Journalists’ Science Circle takes prize in the ‘Atom dla Nauki’ competition
Radio Journalists’ Science Circle takes prize in the ‘Atom dlaNauki’ competition
The RadioJournalists’ Science Circle from the University of Gdańsk’s Faculty of Social Sciences has taken second prize in the ‘Atom dlaNauki’ competition. As part of the strategy by the students to promote the programme, there will be radio broadcasts next year with experts on the University’s student Radio MORS on the subject of nuclear energy as well as a competition on the theme of nuclear energy, all culminating in an Oxford debate between advocates and opponents of the construction of anuclear power station in Poland. The UG students will be helped in their strategy by the organizers of the competition.
The RadioJournalists’ Science Circle from the University of Gdańsk’s Faculty of Social Sciences has taken second prize in a competition as part of the ‘Atom dlaNauki’ programme. The contest is organized by the company PGE EJ 1 which is preparing construction plans for Poland’s first nuclear power station.
Students from all over Poland have taken part in the contest. The jury of the “Competition for student self-governing bodies and science circles as part of the ‘Atom dlaNauki’ programme”, which comprised representatives of the organiser PGE EJ 1, andLighthouse Consultants, awarded three projects:
1st place was awarded to a campaign project by the Science Circle ‘Under Construction PR’ from the MikołajKopernik University in Toruń
2nd place was awarded to a campaign project by the Radio Journalists’ Science Circle from the UG’s Faculty of Social Sciences
3rd place was awarded to a campaign project by SKN Energetyki from the Warsaw School of Economics.
This is the first time a competition for student self-governing bodies and science circles has been organised. The aim of the competition was to prepare a campaign for the ‘Atom dlaNauki’ programme, to be implemented by the winners in cooperation with the event’s organiser,PGE EJ 1.
The task involved the creation of a strategy of activities which would improve the level of knowledge on the subject of nuclear energy and on the ‘Atom dlaNauki’ programme amongst students. In its assessment of the projects the Competition Jury (whose session took place on 11 June 2015) took into consideration the creativity behind the ideas, their potential for implementation, cost effectiveness, possible tools and channels of communication as well as their scope.
The ‘Atomowa fala’ (‘Nuclear Wave’) information strategy project, prepared by the UG’s Radio Journalists’ Science Circle is based mainly around the preparation of programmes in the university’s Radio MORS. The project was created under the supervision of Maciej Goniszewski, head of the Radio Studio Office. In the months of March, April and May next year, the students involved in the work of the Radio Journalists’ Science Circle and Radio MORS are going to prepare six programmes on the subject of nuclear energy with the participation of invited specialists from the University of Gdańsk, Gdańsk University of Technology, PGE EJ 1and the National Centre of Nuclear Research. The programmes will be accompanied by adverts promoting the ‘Atom dla Nauki’ programme as well as a competition in which the participants will have to present their knowledge on the subject of nuclear energy. The final programme will be devoted to an Oxford debate, organised at the end of May, concerning the subject of nuclear energy, in which its advocates and opponents will present their views. During the debate, awards will be given to the winners of the radio competition. The entire event will be promoted via posters, information on social networking sites and Radio MORS’s mobile app. The students are also hoping that the debate will attract the attention of the local media.
For taking second place, the Radio Journalists’ Science Circle will receive a 5,000 zl award to be used towards its activity and a further 5,000 zl for the implementation of the proposed campaign.
More information on the ‘Atom dla Nauki’ programme at: http://www.swiadomieoatomie.pl/atom-dla-nauki.html.
Radio MORS broadcasts daily at: http://mors.ug.edu.pl/, presenting current information on the life of the University of Gdańsk. The student radio is located in one of the most modern radio studios in Poland where students of Journalism and Social Communication participate in radio lab classes and hone their skills as radio journalists.
Translation: Magda Moran and Sean Moran