Public Engagement Training for FUTURES 2019

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As part of FUTURES 2019, there are a number of exciting training opportunities available for Doctoral Students and Researchers.

FUTURES is an international event that takes place every year in several hundred cities across Europe and beyond and that engages people with cutting-edge science and innovation. Activities will be taking place in Bristol and Bath in We The Curious, the SS Great Britain, The Holburne Museum, BRLSI and more…

Find out more about FUTURES 2019...

 

University of Bath Training Opportunities

If you would like to attend any of the University of Bath training session, please send an email to public-engagement@bath.ac.uk

Social Media Training 
Friday 26 July, 10:15 - 13:05, 8W, 1.32

Do you want to learn the ins and outs of social media and how you can best share your research? This workshop, led by Tom Mason, University of Bath Social Media Executive, aims to provide a theoretical understanding of and the practical skills to, develop short videos for sharing public engagement activities and research related content through social media.

A forward aim of the workshop would be to create videos for European Researchers Night (ERN) on Friday 27 and Saturday 28 September.

Science Comedy Training
Friday 6 September, 14:00 – 17:00, 4E, 3.19

Do you want to share your passion for your research with an audience in a fun and informal way? Science Comedy might be for you.

Dr Steve Cross, a professional comedian responsible for the popular Science Showoff series, will help you find the funniest parts of your research and support you to turn this into a 10-minute comedy set in this three-hour workshop.

You'll then have the chance to perform your set at the Bath Royal Literary and Scientific Institute at a unique Pop-up Science Party on Friday 27 September compered by Steve and with a rehearsal beforehand.

Science Busking Training
Tuesday 3 September, 10:00 – 17:00, 1W, 2.104

Why wait around for an audience to come to you when you can take your message to them? Science busking uses live demonstrations and street theatre techniques as an effective means to engage the public with science.

David Price from Science Made Simple will deliver this daylong workshop to help you learn the secrets of Science Busking and how you can take your research out of the lab and onto the street, train or anywhere else!

 

University of Bristol Training Opportunities

If you would like to attend any of the University of Bristol training sessions please send an email to futures-project@bristol.ac.uk

Communicating your research effectively

Monday 22-Tuesday 23 July 2019 (09.00-17.00) - Hepple Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, BS8 1SS

Would you like your research to go further? Would you like to reach a bigger audience and make more of an impact?  Research shows that storytelling is the most effective way to transmit any message. Over the course of two days, you will work with professional storyteller Clare Murphy to improve your storytelling skills.

Whether you speak in public all the time or speaking in public terrifies you, this workshop will help improve your speaking skills and help to reduce your feelings of fear or nervousness. Using storytelling skills in the presentation of your research will increase audience engagement, and make your presentations more impactful and memorable.

FUTURES Festival training

Thursday 18 July 2019 (13.00-15.00) - Hepple Lecture Theatre, School of Geographical Sciences, University Road, BS8 1SS

If you're new to engagement or would like a refresher, this training session will help prepare you to design and deliver engaging and fun exhibits for the target audiences at FUTURES. We will explore different styles of activities, creating the "story" of your stand, and how to manage engaging different age groups and audiences.

As part of FUTURES 2019, there are a number of exciting training opportunities available for Doctoral Students and Researchers.

FUTURES is an international event that takes place every year in several hundred cities across Europe and beyond and that engages people with cutting-edge science and innovation. Activities will be taking place in Bristol and Bath in We The Curious, the SS Great Britain, The Holburne Museum, BRLSI and more…

Find out more about FUTURES 2019...

 

Rob Cooper is a Public Engagement Officer at the University of Bath

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