Communication training courses

This summer UAR will be running six communications workshops. These workshops will take place at The Francis Crick Institute in London.
 
Workshops are free for up to 4 staff from UAR member organisations per year. This means you can have 4 staff in 1 workshop OR 1 person in 4 different sessions. For 5 or more attendees you will be charged the non-member rate per person.
 
For non-members, each workshop costs £325 + VAT per person.
 
Please see below the details of each training session and a link to the registration page.

Media training for researchers – the ‘how’ and ‘what’ of animal research
Aim of the day
To rehearse being interviewed on camera so that participants are competent and confident to talk about their research on TV and radio.
Details
Wednesday 1 May, 2019, 10am – 4pm
Register here

Preparing better non-technical summaries
Aim of the day
Summarising a research project in clear, readable and accurate non-technical language can be a challenge. This workshop will give you the practical skills and confidence to prepare non-technical summaries that are really effective at communicating to non-specialist audiences.
Details
Thursday 30 May 2019, 10am – 4pm
Register here

Debates and arguments: arguing science in the media and beyond
Aim of the day
To learn structures, principles and techniques that will allow you to debate and argue a scientific issue, on TV and radio, in a formal debate and elsewhere.
Details
Thursday 6 June 2019, 10am – 4pm
Register here

Animal research policy: how to maintain a supportive operating environment
Aim of the day
This workshop is for those interested in protecting against policy threats through political engagement. From spotting threats to reacting effectively to them, this day can show you the best ways to prepare, while sharing best practice among participants.
Details
Tuesday 18 June 2019, 10am – 4pm
Register here

Telling stories online using social media, websites, and video
Aim of the day
This is a workshop for those who are interested in communicating animal research online. We will guide you through telling stories about animal research via websites, social media and how you can use your smartphone to make short videos.
Details
Wednesday 3 July 2019, 10am – 4pm
Register here

Opening up: engaging with the public on animal research
Aim of the day
This workshop is for those whose work involves the use of animals in research, and who want to feel more confident to talk about it with those outside the lab.
Details
Tuesday 16 July 2019, 10am – 4pm
Register here