Creative Communication Workshops and Seminars

Actions and Detail Panel

Sales Ended

Event Information

Share this event

Date and time



St Luke's Campus (rooms in event page details)

Heavitree Road



United Kingdom

View Map

Event description


Who should attend?

The workshops are open to researchers Grade E-F who must attend in small teams of 2-3 people working on the same project. Workshop participants must attend all seminars and workshops.

The seminars are open to all researchers from postgraduate level onwards, but are recommended for Grades E-G. There is no need to register for the seminars.


Please visit the Research Events Calendar for more information on the seminars:

28 June - Infographics and motion graphics (including physical graphics)

5 July - Podcasts

Workshop aims:

  • Find out how to communicate your research effectively
  • Find out about the latest digital communication methods
  • Work with team members and experts on your research project communications

What are the workshops about?

Attend these workshops to learn how to make your research more accessible to a wider audience.

Our digital experts can help you discover how to create innovative digital communications that really appeal to your audience.

To find out more come along to our series of seminars and workshops that give small teams of researchers the opportunity to work on a communication project developed from the key messages of your recent research.

During the series of seminars and practical workshops our communications experts will lead you through the process of developing creative communications that appeal to your chosen audience. By the end of the series you will have a finished product that can be used to communicate your research, and the skills to do it again!


Workshops (participants must attend all workshops):

  • Tuesday 7 June, 14.30 - 16.30 - Exeter Medical School F20
  • Tuesday 28 June, 14.30 - 16.30 - North Cloisters 145
  • Tuesday 5 July, 14.30 - 16.30 - North Cloisters 145
  • Tuesday 19 July, 12.30 - 16.30 - North Cloisters 145

Seminars (drop in; no registration needed):

  • Tuesday 7 June, 12.00 - 14.00 - Exeter Medical School G18
  • Tuesday 28 June, 12.00 - 14.00 - Exeter Medical School G18
  • Tuesday 5 July, 12.00 - 14.00 - Exeter Medical School G18

About each workshop

Seminar One: Why do we need to get creative?
7 June 2016, 12.00 - 14.00, Exeter Medical School Room G18

Part one: What is a communications plan or strategy? Identifying audiences and messages, using branding.

Part two: Why do we need to get creative? Golden rules, measuing impact, and Cochrane examples.

Workshop One:
7 June 2016, 14.30 - 16.30, Exeter Medical School Room F20

Teams will be required to develop a design brief and communication plan to identify the target audience, research message, dissemination form (e.g. blog, stop-motion, short film, infographic, and source e.g. where it will go, how will it get out there. Teams will begin their storyboard and complete it for the next workshop session.

Seminar Two: Infographics and motion graphics (including physical graphics)
28 June 2016, 12.00 - 14.00, Exeter Medical School Room G18

Find out all about infographics and motion graphics at this seminar. What are they, who are they aimed at, where do you start, and what do you need?

Workshop Two:
28 June 2016, 14.30 - 16.30, North Cloisters 145

Teams will arrive with their finished story boards and plan for their product. Teams will present their communications plans for group feedback. We will then start to collect and produce content for your communications product.

Seminar Three: Podcasts
5 July 2016, 12.00 - 14.00, Exeter Medical School Room G18

Part one: an introduction to podcasts (audio and visual).

Part two: a recap of products (including animation and stop motion) and the pros and cons of each, plus digital marketing.

Workshop Three:
5 July 2016, 14.30 - 16.30, North Cloisters 145

Teams will have more time using equipment to develop their communications product with help and faciliation.

Workshop Four:
19 July 2016, 12.30 - 16.30

Teams will finalise and present their product for feedback. Teams will leave the final workshop with a finished communications plan, a product, and the skills to use on future research projects.


Sarah Chapman - Sarah Chapman is the Knowledge Broker at Cochrane UK where her work focuses on creative dissemination of Cochrane reviews and other health evidence through social media, including writing and editing the Evidently Cochrane blog. She has a keen interest in exploring ways to share health evidence widely and encourage engagement with it. Before joining Cochrane UK in 2007, Sarah worked for a number of UK-based institutions, including the University of Oxford and the Royal College of Nursing Institute, conducting systematic reviews in several areas of health. Before that, she qualified as a nurse and has degrees in Modern History from the University of Oxford and in the history of women¹s health and illness in early modern England (MPhil., University of Reading).

Will Stahl-Timmins - As The BMJ's first Data Graphics Designer, Will designs online and print infographics, which explain scientific developments and investigative data to our busy clinical readership. Will takes copy from scientific authors, and works with the editors to visualise it, from concept through layout and coding interactivity. His career has focussed on visual communication of health research, using infographics and data visualisation techniques. Will turns raw data into engaging visual stories, so that the information can immediately be put to use by those that need it.

Jane Reck - is a freelance BBC radio producer, podcaster and media trainer. Jane’s podcast work has included features for the UK Research Councils, universities across the UK, the British Library, the BBC, the Open University and the Transport Systems Catapult. As a former press officer for the Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) Jane is very familiar with the Impact Agenda and the importance of stressing how a piece of research is, or could potentially, benefit society and the economy. Jane’s radio features and documentaries have been broadcast on BBC Radio 4, BBC Radio 2, BBC Radio 5 Live, commercial radio and BBC Local Radio. In 2015 Jane was awarded a bronze at the New York International Radio Festival for Mad about the Mustang, which was narrated by Ewan McGregor.


Please register for the workshops by using the 'register' link on this page and selecting the date(s) you wish to attend.

The seminars do not require registration.

If you wish to register without using Eventbrite by email please contact

Date and time


St Luke's Campus (rooms in event page details)

Heavitree Road



United Kingdom

View Map

Organiser University of Exeter

Organiser of Creative Communication Workshops and Seminars

We transform lives through the power of higher education. A leading international university, we undertake groundbreaking research and deliver a world-class student experience in a campus environment of outstanding natural beauty.

Save This Event

Event Saved