Science Communication: Connecting people and creating events

Date: 15 January - 25 March 2018
Venue: Online only


Science Communication: Connecting people and creating events is a short introductory online course created to offer professional development for people new to science communication who want to develop their skills and knowledge in science communication practice. This course is run entirely online and is designed to be accessible to participants from around the world.

The course is taught over a 10 week period. This includes eight weeks of taught material and two private study weeks to enable those working as well as studying to manage their workload. Each weekly 'unit' will have opportunities for independent and directed learning, including online lectures, group activities and self-assessment opportunities. In addition, there will be five online tutorials involving Science Communication Unit staff.

The course draws on the expertise of the team that delivers UWE Bristol's popular and practical Science Communication postgraduate programmes.

Topics for the course

  • The historical and social contexts of science communication
  • Understanding audiences
  • Project planning
  • Project management
  • Designing face-to-face activities
  • Facilitation skills
  • Presentation skills
  • Working with the media
  • Evaluation

Cost: £750 full fees, £600 concession
Contact: Jane Wooster
E-mail: jane.wooster@uwe.ac.uk

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