Dr Caroline Shenton-Taylor takes over Instagram
Caroline is not only an accomplished academic who lectures in applied nuclear physics, but she’s also a physics admissions tutor and a passionate science communicator.
She’s taken part in outreach projects such as Pint of Science, where researchers venture into pubs to talk about their work in front of non-academic audiences, and Bright Club, where tutors swap lecture notes and a student audience for stand-up science gags at a live comedy gig.
She’s also featured on BBC Radio 4 and BBC Surrey, and at the Manchester Science Festival. Most recently, Caroline has also launched a series of twice-a-week vlogs on her YouTube channel, where she talks about her life as a lecturer, as well as offering advice to students on topics such as report word counts, exam preparation and potential academic career paths.
An Instagram takeover, however, is something new.
“The opportunity for a Surrey physics Instagram takeover was not to be missed,” says Caroline. “Would you travel to Mars, how do you select a university course and why do lecturers wear gowns?
“These are just some of the posts coming up. Plus, we’ll also include ‘Ask a lecturer’, admissions hints and consider how many dimensions there are. It should be a fun Friday!”