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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

April 18th 2018 12.30-2pm ‘Reaching new audiences'

Speakers: Kirsty Heber-Smith and Tara Lamont

Locations:  Exeter South Cloisters 3.06, Plymouth JBB MR8, Truro KSpa F10.

Tara Lamont is deputy director of the NIHR Dissemination Centre  which promotes NIHR and other research findings to decision-makers in health and care.  Tara will be talking about ways of reaching non-academic audiences, tailoring outputs and using appropriate platforms and approaches to improve the reach and impact of research.  She will use some worked examples of creative dissemination which have made a difference with tips for researchers and informal advice on what funding boards are looking for in applications and dissemination plans.

Kirsty Heber-Smith, science communicator from the University of Oxford will be giving a talk on the university’s digital interactive platform Oxford Sparks and how researchers can use social media to interact with a new audience.

Kirsty will then lead a Q&A session for anyone interested in learning more.

RECAP recording will be available after the event.  Register attendance here.

 

Upcoming Events

Apr
23

LKD Seminar: The art of...

Room 3.06, South Cloisters, St Luke’s Campus, Exeter and video-conferenced to F083 KSpa, Truro and MR10 JBB, Plymouth

Learning, Knowing, Doing Series Seminar Speaker:  Dr Roman Kislov, Senior Research Fellow in the University of...
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Apr
24

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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News

Improving health care pathways for patients with chronic conditions

05 April 2018

PenCLAHRC Senior Research Fellow, Dr Helen Lloyd, has spoken to the BBC about the impacts...
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Partner in Focus - Devon Partnership NHS Trust

29 March 2018

As a partnership of NHS Trusts across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, plus the Universities of...
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Does brain function really decline after hip and knee surgery?

28 March 2018

A new study due to launch in the South West aims to explore if brain...
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News

Research Projects

How can schools best support parents' engagement in their children's learning?

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

This project aims to address how schools can best engage parents in their children’s learning....
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What are the effects of 'robopets' on the health and wellbeing of residents in care homes? A systematic review of qualitative and quantitative evidence

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

A systematic review that aims to create a state-of-knowledge synthesis on the impact of robopet-human...
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Research Projects