Courses

Our emphasis is on practical teaching, combining key principles with hands-on exercises to develop participants’ skills.

In addition to traditional face-to-face workshops, we provide online and remote training. Our online training typically uses 'asynchronous' course materials that participants can work through at their own pace, usually combined with a live interactive event that brings remote participants together, and includes skills development exercises with individual feedback for each participant.

Areas in which we offer training include:

  • Popular science writing: 'short-form', 'long-form', & online
  • Media skills: understanding how research hits the headlines
  • TV & radio interview skills for scientists
  • Presenting compelling public talks about your research
  • Using online media for effective public engagement with research
  • Achieving 'impact' through public engagement with research

Courses that we have recently provided include: Royal Society 'Writing about your research' (2015-2019), and University of Sheffield NERC DTP 'Media training' (2016-2020).

As an example of tailoring training to a client's needs, we co-developed a 'Women in science and the media' course to provide communication training specifically for early career female researchers - and here's a round-up of how it went.

We have also provided science communication training for undergraduate degree programmes, and workshops for early career researchers as part of international conferences.

For examples of feedback comments from course participants, please see 'Why us?', and if you would like to discuss your training requirements, please contact us directly.


Our Trainers

Our trainers work day-to-day in the areas they teach. About our trainers.