Find the latest updates of public engagement news, opportunities, funding, and more.
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. The course is open to PhD students and postdoctoral researchers working in genetics and related areas.
The first official meeting of the RISN Engagement & Impact Community of Practice will place on Tuesday 8th December 2020 from 14.00-15.30 via Microsoft Teams.
The Engage Festival is an online extravaganza that will bring together all of those keen to support the role of public engagement in reimagining our world. There's a variety of sessions to provide information, inspiration and opportunities to network.
27 November 2020
This comment piece in Nature provides excellent, clear tips and food for thought if you're a researcher who wants to communicate the evidence to foster public discussion and build trust.
"Even during a bitter election season, persuasive conversations were not only possible, but surprisingly attainable". It might feel like it's utterly impossible to have productive conversations about science sometimes but this article featured in Scientific American gives a really interesting perspective and reflections on effective strategies for having potentially sticky conversations. Get yourself a cuppa and give it a read; especially if your research is in climate change or any other 'controversial' area.
This course, offered by the University of Cambridge Institute of Continue Education, aims to familiarise you with the value and purposes of popular science writing, and help you explore a range of techniques and styles and develop your skills for writing about science.
In this blog a researcher works through their two favourite storytelling 'tools' to apply narrative to research communication.
What's a STEM club? How do you run a STEM club during the pandemic? Hear from people running clubs, have the chance to ask your questions and share your experieinces.
10 November 2020
The people behind the 'Science Capital' research and projects have a launched a new project focussed on young peoples' engagement with STEM, and how to help make it more equitable. They've released some new publications and tools for those undertaking engagement.
Watch contestants from 20 countries battle it out to take the title of 2020 Famelab champion in this popular science communication competition that challenges contestants to explain something science in just three minutes.
29 October 2020
This free event, Is science writing the solution?, is a panel discussion hosted by Professor Alice Roberts which will be followed by the announcement of the winner of the 2020 Royal Society Insight Investment Science Book Prize.
Early career researchers can find out how to make your voice heard in public debates about science and evidence with this training from Sense about Science's Voice of Young Science programme, featuring media-engaged researchers, policy-makers and journalists.
Science communication and public engagement practices still largely overlook the efforts of historically marginalized and minority communities. In this webinar you will hear from some science communication researchers and practitioners who have been trying to empower marginalized voices through their work. They will discuss the inherent power structures within science communication and what does it take to dismantle them.
University of Bristol will be sharing their experiences of putting responsible research and innovation into practice, and there will be a chance to discuss how the public engagement sector can help shape this emerging field of practice.
21 October 2020
The Science Writing Round-Up is a monthly collection of the latest news, opportunities, resources, videos, and events related to science writing and science journalism. If you're interested in writing for the public or perhaps intrigued about career opportunities in the areas then it's well worth a read and subscribing to.
FutureLearn is hosting this free three-week course, created by staff at the Royal Observatory Greenwich and the Presenter Network. Learn how to improve your presentation skills (face to face and digitally) and add personality into your presentation style.
16 October 2020
Enriching Engagement, now in its second pilot, offers two levels of funding (up to £40k or £100k) for wellcome-funded researchers to realise their public engagement with research ambitions, and provides support for planning, development, evaluation, and this time a session to help you meet potential community and cultural partners.
In this Sharing Science webinar, part of the American Geophysical Union's "How to: Skills for the Complete Scientist" series, learn from folks who have both written and edited op-eds and LTEs for local and national outlets.