Introduction to Writing for The Conversation

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.

Topics covered:

  • What is The Conversation, its origins and aims; what it does and why
  • How editors from The Conversation work with academics
  • How The Conversation is different to other media organisations
  • The benefits of membership of The Conversation for academics and universities
  • Q&A Session

Objectives:

  • Understand the process of having your writing published by The Conversation
  • Know how to write about your research in an engaging, concise way
  • Understand the aims and target audience of The Conversation

 

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