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Date: Thursday 19 November, 10 - 5pm
Location: Gibson Building

The department will be running a full-day course on Thursday 19 November on blogging and science writing. This is aimed primarily at early-career researchers, though anyone can attend.

This course is part of our new project to launch a departmental research blog on our website. This will provide a platform to help disseminate our research while giving early-career researchers an opportunity to develop their communication skills. 

There are 20 spaces, which will be allocated to early-career researchers in the first instance. If there is sufficient demand for this course, and positive feedback, we will run it again in 2016.

Download the course outline

To register your place, contact Dan Richards-Doran.

About the trainers:

This workshop is provided by the University of the West of England Science Communication Unit:

Andy Ridgway: Andy is a senior lecturer at UWE teaching predominantly on the postgraduate science communication programmes, including the Writing Science module. Andy has been a journalist for 20 years and was Deputy Editor of BBC Focus magazine for several years. He still writes, predominantly for New Scientist, BBC Focus and Newsweek. In his time on various science publications, he managed their digital output, including the blogs.

Emma Weitkamp: An Associate Professor within the Science Communication Unit, she has taught on the postgraduate science communication course for many years, including the Writing Science module, and in fact was instrumental in setting the courses up. Emma has a background in science PR, having worked as a practitioner for several years, and is the Editor in Chief of the Journal of Science Communication.


Got a question? Contact Dan Richards-Doran