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An important part of science is getting your results and ideas across to others, through papers, presentations, theses, grant proposals, conversations and interviews. Your audience may include specialists in the field, those from other disciplines, industry, or wider publics.

This workshop brings together experts in different fields – writers, broadcasters, publishers, industrialists, computer scientists, and presenters – to help you explore and develop your communication skills.

Working together with others on the course you will learn how to structure stories, bridge disciplines, simplify concepts and communicate effectively with a range of audiences. You will also get in-depth tutoring and practice in one of three streams: storytelling and public talks, developing hands-on demonstrations or multimedia (podcasts/Youtube).

Tutors include the University's very own Academic Champion for Public Engagement with Research, Prof Alison Woollard (Biochemistry).

The Genetics Society will cover travel (within the UK only), accommodation and meals for successful applicants.

The course is open to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers working in genetics and related areas (whose supervisor is a member of the Genetics Society). 

Please note that your application will need to be accompanied by a supporting letter from your supervisor and confirmation of their Genetics Society membership will be required.

The deadline for applications is midday on Friday 28th February 2020. 

The deadline for supervisor references is midday on Wednesday 4th March 2020.  Applicants will be notified by Monday 16th March 2020.

 

Full details and application