This introductory session is suitable for Social Sciences and Humanities researchers at all career stages.
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.
The session will cover the following areas:
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
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