Communications and Media Skills training with Dr Emily Grossman - Glasgow


Date: 24th -25th April 2017
Location: IET Glasgow Teacher Building, 14 St Enoch Square, Glasgow G1 4DB


Back by popular demand, we are pleased that Dr Emily Grossman - best known as a resident science expert on ITV's The Alan Titchmarsh Show, Sky1's celebrity panel-show Duck Quacks Don't Echo and the Discovery Channel's How Do They Do It - will be delivering this 2-day interactive workshop on effective science communication and public engagement.

Across the 2 days, Emily will look at the different forms that science communication can take as well as focussing 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.

Who should attend:

This course is aimed at early career researchers, academics and research professionals. 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.

Here's what researchers attending the last course in Sheffield had to say about Emily's training:

"It is not often that we get the opportunity to experiment, practice, explore and play when it comes to developing our skills as communicators and this course was a really safe and friendly place to do those things."

"Probably one of the best communication skills workshops I have attended. I would like to do some sort of follow up course in the future to improve my skills even more ."

"Emily was a great trainer, bringing a fun, focussed and friendly tone to the two days."

Please note:

  • There is no required knowledge or skills for attending this course, however participants are asked to prepare 2 minutes of material that you are happy to present in front of the group on day 2 and receive individual feedback on.
  • The course also includes a session on interview techniques which will involve a mock interview with the media, where you will have the opportunity to discuss your work. Participants are asked prepare some top line information with key messages that you would want the public to understand about your research/area of work.

View the draft programme for this course. Please note this is subject to change.

Course costs:

£120 for the 2 day course. This is a flat rate and there are no discounts available.

Places are limited to 12 and will be allocated on a first come, first served basis. Please register online here.

Once registered you will be sent a confirmation email with instructions on how to pay via the University of Edinburgh ePay system. 

Please note that AQMeN can only accept payment for training via the University of Edinburgh ePay system.  We are unable to issue invoices or accept cheques for payment.  All payments must be received within 5 days of registration otherwise the place will be released. 

Course fees are non-refundable.  In exceptional circumstances a refund may by permitted at the discretion of the AQMeN Research and Development Manager.

Find out more about Emily's extensive career as a science communicator.

Monday, April 24, 2017 - 09:30 to Tuesday, April 25, 2017 - 16:30

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