Communications and Media Skills Training
23-24 March 2017, Humanities Bridgeford Street Building
Presenter: Emily Grossman
A 2-day interactive workshop for University of Manchester postgraduates and staff on effective research communication and public engagement. Across the two days, Emily will look at the different forms that communication can take as well as focusing on how to engage with the media and how to share complex ideas using a jargon-free, story-telling approach to engage a wide audience.
If you have a desire to improve your communication skills, to learn how to present your research in a clear and engaging way and to learn how to get the most out of working with the media, then this is the course for you.
There is no required knowledge or skills for attending this course.
However participants are asked to prepare 2-3 minutes of material that you are happy to present in front of the group on day 2 and receive individual feedback on.
Dr Emily Grossman is an expert in molecular biology and genetics, with a Double First in Natural Sciences from Queens’ College Cambridge and a PhD in cancer research. She also trained and worked as an actress, and now combines her skills as a science broadcaster, speaker, educator, writer and trainer. Emily explains science for a wide range of TV and radio programmes, teaches maths and science, and gives talks in schools, universities and at live events such as The Hay Festival, Cheltenham Science Festival, The Royal Society, The Women of the World Festival and The Science Museum. She is best known as a resident science expert on ITV’s The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Discovery Channel’s How Do They Do It? and Sky1’s fact-based celebrity panel-show Duck Quacks Don’t Echo hosted by Lee Mack, for her appearances on many news programmes, and for her fun science YouTube videos for BBC Britlab and The Royal Institution. Emily has run communication and media skills workshops for The Royal Society, The Royal Society of Biology, The Crick Institute, Q-Step, AQMeN and many universities across the UK. She is also a trainer for the Famelab International science communication competition (in conjunction with The British Council and Cheltenham Science Festival) and has run masterclasses in science communication for competition finalists across the globe. Emily is a passionate advocate for gender equality and diversity in STEM and she has come under considerable attack on social media for speaking out against sexism in science. She recently delivered a Tedx talk Why Science Needs People Who Cry about the value of emotions in science and society. Emily has just written her first book find out Science! – a fun science book for 7-9 year olds.
Course Fee: £60 Postgraduate attendees; £120 others
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