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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 aims to set the context of creative communication and why it is so important and useful. This session will also cover some fundamentals about how to start thinking about creative communication for your project. This session will be recorded and will be available to view throughout the series. If you wish to attend, please register your interest and confirm your attendance.

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

October 24th 2017 seminar 1-2.30pm workshop 2.30-4.30pm 'Typographic design principles and practices'

Peter Jones, Joint Programme Leader MA Publishing and lecturer on BA Hons Graphic Communication
with Typography at the University of Plymouth, will be sharing his expertise in using typo-graphic design principles and practices to produce creative and engaging communication pieces such as reports, posters and leaflets. As well as giving an overview of these useful principles, Peter will also highlight how these principles can be used in conjunction your organisations Visual Identity Guidelines and how these can be used in a positive way when designing creative communications. 

This seminar will be followed by a practical workshop hosted by Peter Jones (2.30 - 4.30pm EXETER only SC room 2.35). Please make sure you indicate your interest in attending the workshop when you register for the seminar as there is a maximum number this workshop will run for

Speaker: Peter Jones

Locations: Exeter St Lukes Campus, South Cloisters room 2.13 with videolink to Plymouth Tamar Science Park, John Bull Building room MR8 and Truro Knowledge Spa, room F10

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December 6th 2017 12-2pm 'Public and patient involvement in communicating research creatively'

Speaker: Kristin Liabo and Kate Boddy

Locations: Exeter St Lukes Campus, South Cloisters room TBC with videolink to Plymouth Tamar Science Park, John Bull Building room TBC and Truro Knowledge Spa, room TBC

 

Upcoming Events

Oct
26

Searching and Review Clinic

ITTC Building, Plymouth Science Park (Room N14)

***We regret that this clinic is fully booked.  Please visit http://clahrc-peninsula.nihr.ac.uk/searching-and-review-clinics for a list of...
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Oct
26

Searching and Review Clinic

The University of Exeter, St Luke's campus, South Cloisters (Room 2.17)

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

News

Partnership with Dartington Service Design Lab boosted by strategic collaboration with PenCHORD

18 October 2017

The Dartington Service Design Lab is entering into a strategic collaboration with PenCHORD (the Peninsula Collaboration...
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Prof Adrian Taylor appointed Associate Dean for Research in PUPSMD

02 October 2017

Following his recent appointment as Associate Dean for Research for Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of...
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Prestigious prize awarded at ORAHS 2017

29 September 2017

Many congratulations to Sebastian Rachuba, who was awarded the Steve Gallivan prize at the EURO Working...
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News

Research Projects

PenCHORD: Evaluation of the PenCHORD Health Service Modelling Associates programme (EmMA)

Theme: Evidence for Policy and Practice

This evaluation (EmMA) provides an independent and qualitative review of the first iteration of the...
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Improving the mental health of children and young people with long term conditions

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

Systematic review evaluating the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of interventions aimed at improving the mental health...
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Research Projects