The What, Why, Who, Where and How of Public Engagement - Becoming an Engaged Researcher

Provider: Easter Bush Science Outreach Centre (EBSOC), University of Edinburgh, UK

Date: 11, 13  & 20 May 2021

Duration: Three 0.5 day sessions

Overview: This course will take place online over three half-days, with self-directed and group work before and during the course, and will focus on the skills required to communicate your science to a non-specialist audience.

Engaging with non-specialist audiences is an important aspect of research and will enable you to maximise the impact of your scientific findings. It can persuade funding bodies to fund your work; contribute to policy change; encourage a community to act on a public health message; or inspire young people to pursue a career in science.

The course will be led by experts in public engagement and science communication from the University of Edinburgh and will provide an introduction to engaging non-specialist audiences of all types with your research, and an opportunity for you to build your skills in this area.

Requirements: Attendees must have a good internet connection and be able to access Zoom and MS Teams.