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creative communications

  • Want to learn how to make your own podcast?
  • Have you heard about or seen scribing and wondered how this could help you  tell people about your own research? 
  • Ever wondered if you could write a blog?

Then maybe the ‘Creative Communication Series’ is for you.

 

What is creative communication?

Creative communication aims to engage and inspire the audience. Creative communication products can include podcasts, videos, animations, infographics, interactive websites and more engaged written pieces. Creative communication can be used at any stage of a research project from recruitment right through to the sharing of the findings.

Creative Communication video

 

Why a seminar series?

This series of seminars will help researchers at all levels to learn and develop knowledge and skills to communicate their research in more creative and accessible ways. Throughout this series we hope to:

  • Highlight the importance of communicating research messages beyond academia and across disciplines using a broad range of techniques to appeal to different audiences;
  • Encourage researchers to think about communicating their research early in the research proposal;
  • Give researchers the skills and knowledge to communicate their own research more creatively in the future and;
  • Understand the practicalities of using different media techniques in communicating research.

 

We will host a seminar once every two months. Each seminar will be 1-2 hours long, depending on the topic and identified interest from attendees, and will be recorded and shared via videoconferencing facilities at Truro Knowledge Spa and Plymouth John Bull Building.

The series will aim to cover a range of topics including:

  • Blogs
  • Digital marketing
  • Maximising impact
  • Vine style video clips

​The first seminar set the context of creative communication and why it is so important and useful. This session also covered some fundamentals about how to start thinking about creative communication for your project. The session was recorded and is available to view under Past Seminar Events. 

Where possible and where attendees express interest, further meetings or workshops can be arranged with speakers on the afternoon of the seminar. Please register your interest in a further meeting or workshop on the registration form above or email Becky Whear to discuss further.

 

Future seminar events

Graphic Medicine

June 14th – Seminar 12-1.30pm & workshop 2-4pm

Locations: Exeter South Cloisters 2.13, with videolinks to Plymouth Portland Square C403 and Truro Knowledge Spa F10.

We will begin with a talk by the artists about their work and how they address the challenges of communicating their ideas. Later Ian and Dan will lead a fun comic-book workshop where they will walk you through some of the skills and strategies they use in their books.

Ian Williams is a comics artist, physician and writer, now living in Brighton. He has studied Medicine, Medical Humanities and Fine Art and founded the website GraphicMedicine.org, coining the term that has been applied to the interaction between the medium of comics and the discourse of healthcare.

Daniel Locke is an artist and graphic novelist based in Brighton. Since 2013 much of his work has been informed and shaped by the discoveries of contemporary science. He's worked with Nobrow, Arts Council England, The Wellcome Trust and The National Trust. 

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Upcoming Events

Jun
19

Search Advice Clinic for Systematic...

Meeting Room 10, John Bull Building, Plymouth

Searching Advice Clinic for Systematic Reviews In response to popular demand, this clinic has been added...
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Jun
28

Searching and Review Clinic

Room 2.35, South Cloisters, St Lukes Campus, University of Exeter

These clinics have been set up to help the PenCLAHRC Evidence Synthesis Team to manage and respond...
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Calendar

News

Job Opportunity – PenCLAHRC Research Fellow (Information Specialist)

15 June 2018

The University of Plymouth are looking to recruit a Research Fellow (Information Specialist) within PenCLAHRC. The key purpose of...
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PenCHORD: Helping the NHS make informed decisions using operational research

04 June 2018

Deputy Director of PenCLAHRC, Professor Ken Stein, and Director of PenCHORD, Professor Martin Pitt, have...
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EST workshop collaboration with CLAHRC North Thames

29 May 2018

Members of the Evidence Synthesis Team (EST) have recently travelled to London to collaborate with...
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Research Projects

UNTEST

Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine

How can we help GPs make better use of thyroid function tests?
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Sharing Evidence Routine for a Patient Centred Plan of Action (SHERPA)

Theme: Person-Centred Care

This project aims to offer a structured approach for GP trainees to manage consultations with...
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Research Projects