Science Communication: Online and media writing

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Date: 23 April - 01 July 2018
Venue: Online only

Science Communication: online and media writing is a short online course designed to offer Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for current and future science communicators and science writers who wish to hone their skills. As well as scientists who wish to convey their research to non-specialists.

From identifying a story in a piece of research to shaping the material into engaging text, this course will offer a comprehensive insight into science writing.

The skills taught here will be applicable to all forms of popular science writing, but there is a particular emphasis on online writing.

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

  • Introduction to science writing and guiding principles.
  • Spotting a good story.
  • Story structure.
  • Making your science writing clear and engaging.
  • Writing for different audiences.
  • Writing about statistics and risk.
  • Getting your writing noticed online.
  • Effective use of social media.
  • Writing an effective press release.
  • Tips on writing about different fields of science.

Cost: £750 full fees, £600 concession
Contact: Jane Wooster

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