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Public Understanding of Science: A Theme Leaders Professional Development W...
Wed 17 May 2017, 14:00 – 16:00 BST
Public Understanding of Science Workshop: A Theme Leaders Professional Development Workshop
Ken Scott-Brown, Senior Lecturer in Psychology and Academic Enterprise Leader will deliver this workshop
Talking about your research is something that you can practice every day with everyone. Yet switching registers between members of the public and your peer group of researchers can be difficult. As a graduate student you may find yourself more frequently talking to fellow experts and less and less often having to translate your research into lay terms. However making your research accessible to the widest audience is a crucial skill, not least for the interview panel on your next job, but also for any future grant applications. Most importantly, we all have an obligation under the concordat for research conduct, and from funding councils to communicate our research to the public. In this workshop we will look at different ways that researchers engage with the public and give you some practical experience and tips on effective communication. Come along ready to talk about your research in simple accessible terms.