Royal Society Communication and Media Skills Course, 2019
4-5 March 2019
3-4 June 2019
6-7 Nov 2019
These writing and media skills courses are designed for individuals at late-stage PhD/post-doc level and above, who have experience in conducting independent research. The course is held in Buckinghamshire, UK.
This course is designed to equip scientists with high-level skills to engage wide audiences through the media and popular science writing. The first day focuses on writing about your research, including the fundamentals of communicating technical information accurately to busy non-specialists and developing a short article prepared before the course. The second day covers broadcast interview skills, building on the principles of the first day and including practice radio and TV interviews, with guidance on preparing for questions. Highlights of the course include individual feedback on writing and interviews from tutors who work in science writing and broadcast, the development of a popular science article about your research, and the opportunity to review your own interview performance privately afterwards through optional recordings.
The course fee is £900 + VAT and includes one nights' accommodation, lunch, dinner and breakfast. The course fee is covered for Royal Society research fellowship holders.