How to tell the world about your research
When you have carried out research, you would like to share its novelty and contribution with the community. But how to do it effectively?
The Academic Writing Center ran a new course on science communication. The trainer Heather Boldt focused on such common genres as an elevator pitch, academic interview, and presentation for a lay audience. The sessions involved learning about useful strategies for each genre, practicing specific techniques, and mastering non-verbal communication. Each participant had a chance to try their hand at all genres and receive peers’ and trainer’s feedback.
The colleagues found the course program and the tasks highly useful:
- “During this course I was able to practice and develop different skills in communication with potential collaborators, as well as with a lay audience. Due to this course, I have also learned some specific techniques which are extremely helpful in an academic interview.”
- “I am very grateful for such a great opportunity to try these models of public speech and for additional materials that are very useful.”
- “I liked the atmosphere in this course. The trainer did not put pressure on students but really tried her best to create activities and tasks and give examples through which students can learn the material by doing.”
This term you can still take part in a new one-day course on writing an annotation. Read more on our website and register.