Oxford Sparks offers training each term on various aspects of doing public engagement, these are open to researchers from DPhil upwards.
Course Title: Introduction to public engagement
Date: 20th October 2015
Description: An introduction for those looking to get started in Public Engagement and Science Communication covering the basics of what it is, how to do it and a chance to be inspired by those already doing it.
Course Title: Translating your research into a hands-on activity
Date: 5th November 2015
Desription: 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.
Course Title: Podcast your science
Date: 12th November 2015
Description: From inception to publication, this session is a whirlwind tour through the basics of how to share your research in an engaging manner through podcasting. The session will introduce approaches to podcasting and some of the basic technical skills of recording, editing and publishing audio files.
Registration – coming soon
Course Title: Using social media to communicate your research
Date: 7th December
Description: A practical introduction to using social media tools to develop and maintain an on-line presence, and how to start defining your audience and developing strategies for engagement.
Course Title: Narrative and storytelling skills
Date: 9th December
Description: This course will help you develop an understanding of what makes a great narrative or story and develop your communication skills for different non-academic audiences.
Other Courses Coming Soon!
— Grant writing for Public Engagement – TBC
— Lunchtime networking sessions – TBC
— Evaluating Public Engagement – TBC (Next Term)