BBC Academy looking for experts

The BBC Academy is organising a day of free introductions to the world of broadcasting for black, Asian and minority experts (BAME).


The introductions are aimed at making black, Asian and minority experts (BAME) feel more comfortable about appearing on TV and radio as expert contributors or presenters – and to boost the diversity of experts in the media.  

The BAME Talent Days will offer a range of practical media experiences including session on camera and in a radio studio as well as masterclasses and the opportunity to meet experienced programme makers and industry leaders.

The BAME Talent Days will be held on the following days:
London on Thursday 9 October 2014
Birmingham on Thursday 27 November 2014
Bristol on Thursday 29 January 2015
Salford on Thursday 26 February 2015
Glasgow on Thursday 12 March 2015

The BBC is looking for BAME experts with recognised expertise in the following subject areas:

Cultural Commentary – is your expertise in popular entertainment, the arts, literature or areas like social policy or national identity?
History – the Tudors, the First World War, the ancient world or modern Britain, which period are you passionate about? Are you an academic, custodian, auctioneer or museum curator?  
Science – do you have expertise in a subject – from forensics to biology – recognised in the academic, research or commercial world?
Health and medicine – are you medically qualified?
Finance and statistics – can you communicate about numbers, from personal finance to big business?
Food and nutrition – are you a chef, cook or expert on farming and food production?

The deadline for the London applications is Sunday, 31 August.  
More information - and details of where to send the application – is available at 

Experts who are interested in attending the Birmingham, Bristol, Salford and Glasgow events can register their interest now and will be sent a reminder when the applications open:,, and

For further information, call Claire Richmond, founder of, on 020 8742 2541.

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