Science Communication: Connecting people & creating events AND Online & media writing (online only)
15th January 2018 until 25th March 2018
23rd April 2018 until 1 July 2018
Full Course Fees
Science Communication: Connecting people and creating events
Science communication: connecting people and creating events is a short online course created to offer professional development for people new to science communication who want to develop their skills and knowledge in science communication practice.
The course draws on the expertise of the team that delivers UWE's popular and practical Science Communication postgraduate programmes and covers a range of topics including: the historical and social contexts of science communication, understanding audiences, project planning, project management, designing face-to-face activities, facilitation skills, presentation skills, working with the media and evaluation.
The ten-week course (including 2 private study weeks) will run from 15th January 2018 until 25th March 2018.
Science Communication: Online and Media Writing
This course will equip participants with the skills they need to write about science and communicate clearly with non-scientists. From identifying a story in a piece of research to shaping the material into engaging text, this course will offer a comprehensive insight into science writing. The course should appeal to current and future science communicators and science writers who wish to hone their skills, as well as scientists who wish to convey their research to non-specialists. The skills taught here will be applicable to all forms of popular science writing, but there is a particular emphasis on online writing.
The course draws on the expertise of the team that delivers UWE’s popular and practical Science Communication postgraduate programmes and covers a range of topics including: introduction to science writing and guiding principles, spotting a good story, story structure, making your science writing clear and engaging, writing for different audiences, writing about statistics and risk, getting your writing noticed online, effective use of social media, writing an effective press release, tips on writing about different fields of science.
The ten-week course (including 2 private study weeks) will run from 23rd April 2018 until 1 July 2018.
Requirements: The courses are aimed at people new to science communication as well as those with some experience. The courses will be run in English, so participants will need to be comfortable reading, listening and writing in English.