EUniWell Science-to-Public Communication workshops
26/06/2023 to 29/06/2023
About the programme
The EUniWell Science-to-Public Communication workshops are open to researchers from all EUniWell member universities, regardless of their career level and field of expertise. The workshops will provide the participants with a deepend access to different topics with an interactive component, while creating opportunities of networking between peers from different universities. The online workshops will focus on either oral communication or written communication, with a flexible curriculum. Each researcher can apply to one or several sessions, depending on their needs and interest.
Aim of the programme
Engaging different audiences (general public, local communities, scientific public, business people, science journalists) can strengthen researchers’ academic profiles.
The participants of the programme will be able to:
- Gain an awareness of audience types and their needs
- Identify the most engaging part of their research
- Learn how to develop messages for their research
- Write a captivating manuscript for their speech to grab their audience’s interest, and make an impression
- Explain why and how they should engage the public with their research
- Network with other researchers and professionals from the EUniWell partner universities
How does it work?
The online workshops are designed as a mix of presentations and practical applications, in an interactive environment encouraging experience-sharing, discussions and concrete examples in which the participants will be able to practice their presentation / public speaking / video / social media / storytelling skills.
After an introduction session about the basics of science communication and the interest of research outreach, the programme will offer a choice of five modules.
Schedule of the programme
The programme will be organised as follows:
26 June 2023, from 14:00-16:00 CEST / 13:00-15:00 BST
“Basics of communicating to the general public” by Imre Varju, Science Communication Expert, Semmelweis University
27 June 2023, from 14:00-17:00 CEST / 13:00-16:00 BST
“How to create a podcast or a video blog” by Ana Fernandez Martinez, Science Communicator, University of Murcia
28 June 2023, from 10:00-14:00 CEST / 09:00-13:00 BST
“Speech writing in practice to the general public” by Cecilia Olsson Jers, PhD, Associate Professor in Swedish language with focus in rhetoric, Linnaeus University and Anna Wärnsby, PhD, Associate Professor in English linguistics, Linnaeus University
28 June 2023, from 14:00-16:00 CEST / 13:00-15:00 BST
“Our big research in a nutshell: using storytelling to create short, compelling messages (with a focus on technological topics)” by Giovanni Savino, Engineering Professor, University of Florence
13 July 2023, from 10:00-12:00 CEST / 9:00-11:00 BST (postponed)
“How to talk about science in social media” by Lucie Hornblower, Digital Channel Manager, University of Birmingham and Elodie Bernard, Communications Manager, Nantes Université
27 June 2023, from 09:00-13:00 CEST / 08:00-12:00 BST or 29 June 2023, from 09:00-13:00 CEST / 08:00-12:00 BST
“Writing about your research – walking the tightrope between data and stories” by Dr. Marian Barsoum, Public Outreach Manager of the Cluster of Excellence ML4Q, University of Cologne
- Format: Online Zoom meeting
- Language: English
- Participants: Researchers from all partner universities, regardless of their career level, including doctoral candidates and young researchers.
- Limitation: 10 participants for “Writing about research”, 20 participants for “Speech writing”, 30 participants for “Storytelling”; unlimited for the other sessions.
The workshop is free of charge for PhD candidates and researchers of all EUniWell universities.
Registration link: https://questionnaires.univ-nantes.fr/index.php/727493?lang=en
In the interest of an optimal learning experience, the organisers reserve the right to adjust the composition of groups to include representatives of the different universities as much as possible – so first-come, first-served will not always be possible.
12 June 2023. The organisers will give a final admission response by 19 June 2023.
For more information about the programme, contact euniwell[at]univ-nantes.fr.