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INTRODUCTION TO WRITING FOR THE CONVERSATION

Researcher_Training
Friday, June 15, 2018 -
1:00pm to 2:00pm
Manor Road Building, 5 Manor Rd, Oxford OX1 3UQ

 

If you're in an academic career, or if you're looking to pursue one, communicating your research to a range of audiences is probably going to be an important part of what you do. The Conversation is a platform for academics aimed at encouraging exactly this. Oxford is a member of The Conversation and as such receives regular opportunities for researchers across the University to contribute articles and to take part in hands-on training to enhance writing and engagement skills.

This introductory session is suitable for Social Sciences and Humanities researchers at all career stages.

Presentation: What is The Conversation?
• What is TC, origins and aims, what we do and why
• How our editors work with academics
• Why we’re different to other media organisations
• The benefits for academics and universities

Chat/Q&A
Things to emphasise:
• Approval and disclosure
• Editorial support
• Republication in major media outlets
• Wide international audience
• Academics as experts in their field, not restricted to writing only about their own research

Exercise and example:
Learn to consider what elements of research and expertise could interest the public, and how to communicate it

“Why should I write for The Conversation?”- what it is, how to get involved, what are the benefits, tips for writing for general audience, examples of types of articles. ‘Why writing for The Conversation was the best thing I did for my research profile last year’ (talk from Oxford academic)

To register, please click here

Audience: 
Open to all