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Tue 3 Oct 2023
10:30 - 12:30

Venue: Online

Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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Engaged Researcher - The Conversation media training

Tue 3 Oct 2023


Are you an academic, researcher or PhD candidate who would like to build a media profile and take your research to a global public audience by writing for The Conversation?

The Conversation is a news analysis and opinion website with content written by academics working with professional journalists. It is an open access, independent media charity funded by more than 80 UK and European universities.

In this interactive session we'll take you through what The Conversation is - our origins and aims; what we do and why.

We’ll look at why you should communicate your research to the public and take you through The Conversation’s unique, collaborative editorial process.

We’ll give you tips on style, tone and structure (with examples), look at how to pitch (with examples) and look at different approaches and article types.

Target audience
  • PhD students
  • Post-docs
  • Researchers
  • Public Engagement Professionals

You will get the most out of this session if, beforehand, you: ● Think about the sort of pieces you might potentially write, what aspects of your research might interest people, and come armed with ideas. ● Read some articles on The Conversation to get a sense of what we publish


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Tue 3 Oct 2023   10:30 - 12:30 10:30 - 12:30 Online TBC

Benefits of attending ● Find out how to join a community of academic authors taking their expertise outside the institution ● Understand what makes a good story and the types of articles your expertise could generate ● Learn the skills of journalistic writing and how to make your writing accessible and engaging to a diverse general audience ● Meet one of The Conversation’s editors and learn how we commission articles

System requirements

Good internet connection: the training will take place on Zoom.


If you have troubles joining the sessions or have any queries, please contact Selen Etingu-Breslaw (


One two hour mandator session.

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