Blogging for Researchers (CRSD91)
Have you ever thought about writing a blog, but not sure where to start? Are you curious about what blogging could do for your research, or your career? Or would you like to develop your online presence, and think blogging could be part of the solution? If these questions resonate with you, join us for this short workshop where we'll explore and discuss the qualities that make blogs a popular communication format. We'll also consider the positive implications of blogging for you individually and will introduce the steps anyone can take to conceptualize, plan, deliver and promote their first blog.
Introduction to Public Engagement (PGR322)
Aimed at PGR students and early career researchers with little or no prior experience of public engagement, the session will help you develop skills and an understanding of public engagement with research, as well as help you consider possible public engagement you can carry out with your own research, through our public engagement small grants scheme.
Masterclass in Disruptive Thinking (PGR197)
Are you looking to engage in your research in a new way? Join the Entrepreneurship Institute for a masterclass in disruptive thinking. Regardless of discipline, the skill of disruptive thinking will help you grow as an academic by enabling you to develop and explore new problems and engage with existing ones in creative, novel ways. This masterclass will provide you with the essential tools to test boundaries and confidently pioneer new ways of approaching things that challenge the status quo.
Publication Strategies and Tactics for the Social Sciences (PGR262)
This course is aimed at researchers in the social sciences who have no, or limited, experience of writing for publication. It will cover issues including different ways of turning a PhD or thesis chapter into publishable work, structuring a paper, and how to find a good way of framing your paper. It will also look at how to deal with a rejection, how to deal with a revise and resubmit and how to use social media to advertise accepted papers.
Strategic Communications Fundamentals for Maximising Research Impact (CRSD104)
This workshop encourages researchers to think about research impact as an attitude of mind, present at all stages through a research project. The session encourages researchers to consider how they can develop academic research ideas and findings into societal changes using strategic communications. It will cover how to develop those impactful and compelling communications by setting meaningful and measurable objectives, identifying and targeting the most strategic audiences, and developing messaging that can leave a mark in media, political, and public discourse.
Undertaking Radio, TV and Print Interviews (PGR334)
This course will help you to understand how and why you should use radio, TV and printed media to raise awareness of, and engage the public with your research. It will give a comprehensive and engaging introduction to all aspects of the media, including ‘how journalists source stories’ and ‘using social media to become media aware’.
Writing and Publishing Scientific Research Paper (PGR361)
This in-person course will teach you how to write a scientific research manuscript efficiently while making it both clear and impactful. The course will also give you the tools to fully understand and navigate the publication process.
Writing for Publication in the Arts & Humanities (PGR260)
This course takes participants through 3 key areas: writing a journal article, writing a book, and creating a publication plan. You will gain familiarity with publication processes, you will be shown how to engage publishers with your research, and you will be given knowledge that will equip and empower you to publish your research in the Arts & Humanities.
Writing for the Public (CRSD92)
The written word is one of the key mediums by which the public can learn about our work, either in newspapers, magazines or books. In this session, we'll take you through the different publishing industries, talk about how to find the story in your work, communicate its key messages, and make your writing pitch-perfect for any future audience. By the end, you’ll have a clear idea of how the publishing industries work, understand where your work might fit in the public sphere, and develop a plan for how to take it there.