Are you a NERC-funded student or do we fund your scientific research? If so, you are eligible for free training to develop your science communication and public engagement skills. This is a great way to learn how to promote your research findings and ideas to different audiences.
NERC runs approximately six of these courses a year at its office in Swindon. You learn, through hands-on sessions, how:
- the media works
- to write effectively
- to do confident radio interviews
- to design public engagement activities
You will have the opportunity to meet a science journalist working for one of the UK’s leading national newspapers, a public engagement specialist, and hear a researcher talk about their experiences of developing and delivering a public engagement activity. You will also benefit from the experience of a former BBC radio journalist to help you hone your interview skills.
Forthcoming dates in 2013 are:
- 19-20 March
- 4-5 June
- 10-11 September
- 5-6 November
- 10-11 December
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If you would like to discuss how improving your public engagement skills can enhance your research and your career, please do not Becca on firstname.lastname@example.org or 01202 961206.