We are offering a series of free bite size workshops to provide you with advice, top tips and feedback before you enter the ‘Junk the Jargon’ 2010 competition. Places are open to all postgraduate researchers and post-docs in all research disciplines. Training is not a condition of entry for the competition and you are welcome to attend the training even if you do not intend to enter the competition but just want to brush up on your communication skills.
Full details about the competition and registration for workshops at:
1. Audience – Engaging them in your research
A practical session to help you identify and hone the important and meaningful messages in your research for a range of different audiences. Delivered by Ann Barlow.
– 2 December 2010, 12:30 – 13:30, University Place, 4.212 or
– 10 January 2011, 13:30 – 14:30, University Place, 5.212
2. Content – Clarifying your research message
A practical session to help you find the big picture in your research, avoid the jargon, and explore context and relevance of your research for a public audience. Presented by David Price of Science Made Simple.
– 16 December 2010, 9:45 – 10:45, University Place, 4.206 or
– 16 December 2010, 13:15 – 14:15, University Place, 4.206
3. Delivery – Developing your presentation style
A practical session to improve key skills in presentation style. Explore techniques for engaging body language, using props and effectively using the voice. Presented by David Price of Science Made Simple.
– 16 December 2010, 11:15 – 12:15, University Place, 4.206
Further sessions on Content and Delivery to be opened in 2011.