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This training course has been developed for Research Fellows who are interested in getting more involved in education outreach and public engagement activities or in improving their communication skills with young people and the impact of their existing outreach activities.
The training will take place over two full days, with time between each day-long course to allow participants to put their skills into practice.
Each of the two day-courses are designed for up to 20 Royal Society Research Fellows.
The course is appropriate for:
Everyone taking part in the training will have the opportunity to take on the challenge of communicating their research with non-scientific audiences e.g. 5-19 year old school students through the Royal Society’s Associate Schools or Colleges network.
Please note: Although you will have some time to practice your communication skills during the day, this is not a presenting course as such, and will cover wider aspects of outreach and public engagement, to give you a broad picture of the context for this kind of work.
The aim of the training is to:
Through this training Research Fellows will:
The sessions will be a combination of presentations and practical activities to give participants the opportunity to reflect on their learning and develop their skills and understanding. The course has also been designed to run over two days, with time in between each day to allow participants to engage with their partner Associate School or College.
Download the Education outreach course programme (PDF).
The courses have been developed and will be led by experienced science communicators/trainers from The Training Group, Graphic Science and Science made simple, and Elizabeth Jeavans, in partnership with the Royal Society’s Education team.
The course is held at Carlton House Terrace in London from 10.00 to 17.00. Next course dates:
The course is free to attend for Royal Society Research Fellows. Travel and subsistence costs will also be covered.
To register for these courses, please fill in the registration form.
If you have any questions, please contact us.
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