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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. 

 

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 11-12.30pm workshop 2-4pm 'TBC'

Speaker: Peter Jones

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

 

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

Sep
06

Making Sense of Health Research...

Room 1.24 South Cloisters - University of Exeter - St Lukes Campus

An introduction to making sense of evidence Introduction to Making Sense of Evidence During this talk a...
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Sep
08

Frailty: Recent clinical advances and...

South Cloisters 3.06 (St Lukes Campus - University of Exeter)

PenCLAHRC/Complex Intervention Research Group Seminar Frailty: Recent clinical advances and next steps for research Friday 8th September...
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Calendar

News

Stroke Association awards funding for stroke thrombectomy collaboration

16 August 2017

A study into a new and more effective treatment for acute stroke in England, carried...
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Job opportunity - Graduate Research Assistant

14 August 2017

We are looking to recruit a part-time Graduate Research Assistant to support the work of Dr Vicki...
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Volunteers required for Singing with Aphasia study

02 August 2017

A PenCLAHRC trial team are looking for volunteers to help study the benefits of singing...
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News

Research Projects

PenCHORD - Optimising plastic surgery clinic scheduling at Derriford Hospital

Theme: Diagnostics & Stratified Medicine

This project would seek to assess how changing the length of clinic slots and /...
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Public involvement in suicide prevention

Theme: Mental Health & Dementia

A research programme examining a public health intervention designed to help members of the public...
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Research Projects