With Trinity Term almost upon us we thought it’d be a great time to share some of the different training opportunities available to develop and hone your public engagement and science communication skills, and also provide the chance to hear about new and innovative approaches to public engagement.
All of the below courses are free to attend and are open to DPhil students, ECRs and other University staff from MPLS and MSD (unless otherwise stated). Click on the title for more information and how to register. Scroll to the bottom for details on one-to-one sessions you can book with our Public Engagement guru, Michaela!
*Lunchtime networking sessions
- 23 April, 1-2pm, Wager Room, Earth Sciences – ‘Science sound waves: science podcasts’ with Steve Pritchard (In the Abstract) and Brian Mackenwells (Action Science Theatre, Wager Room – Earth Sciences building
- 6 May, 1-2pm, JSR Seminar Room, PTCL – ‘Hands-on at exhibitions, festivals and fairs’ with Marie-Claude Dupuis, Public Engagement Manager of the Royal Society
6 May, 9.15m-12.15pm, IT Services Banbury Road
*Translating your research into a hands-on activity
7 May, 1-4pm, University of Oxford Botanical Gardens
*Narrative skills – Save the date, registration opening soon.
20 May, 10am-4pm, Mathematical Institute
*Using social media to communicate your research
2 June, 10.15am-12.15pm, IT Services, Banbury Road
*Supporting public engagement sessions for Medical Sciences Division
Every Fortnight, 1-2pm, various locations
You can attend Public Engagement surgery hours most Tuesday afternoons or Friday mornings to get support and advice about public engagement activities or projects you’re doing. Visit the website and find an available slot, then email Michaela Livingstone.