Oxford Sparks (www.oxfordsparks.net) is pleased to announce a new series of training courses in public engagement and science communication. The following four courses will be running during Hilary Term 2014:
An introduction to public engagement and science communication:
1230-1400, Thursday 9 January 2014
A whistle stop tour which will get you considering the needs of different audiences, meeting researchers who actively engage with the public and thinking about how you might share your research with the public.
For further details and to register: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/course-signup/rest/course/4D00D40104
Translating your research into a hands-on activity:
1300-1700, Thursday 16 January 2014
This comprehensive introduction to working with hands-on activities will include thinking about how people learn, the value of a hands-on approach and consideration of the practical issues you may face. This course will be delivered in conjunction with the Museum of Natural History.
For further details and to register: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/course-signup/rest/course/4D00D40105
0930-1700, Friday 31 January 2014
Using your own research and interests, learn the essential ingredients of a compelling narrative, how draw an audience into a story and keep them involved, and how to turn your story into an effective ‘pitch’.
For further details and to register: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/course-signup/rest/course/4D00D40106
Social media for communicating science
A practical introduction to using social media tools to develop and maintain an online presence, and how to start defining your audience and developing strategies for engagement.
For further details and to register interest in this course, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
These courses will be available to all graduate students and research staff, and are part of a wider range of researcher training opportunities: https://weblearn.ox.ac.uk/researcher-training. Further information on training opportunities in public engagement and science communication, at Oxford and further afield, can be found on the Oxford Sparks website: www.oxfordsparks.net/pe_training or contact Annabel Cook, Science Communications Officer