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Mon 24 May 2021
11:00 - 12:30

Provided by: Schools of Arts, Humanities & Social Sciences


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Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice SHSS Online Programme: The Engaged Researcher - Telling your research story

Mon 24 May 2021


Dates are:

Monday 24th May, 11am to 12.30pm Wednesday 26th May, 11am to 12.30pm Friday 28th May, 11am to 12.30pm

Capturing your audience’s attention and keeping it is vital for any type of public engagement. Having a good story to tell and then telling it in a compelling way enables you to connect complex subjects with a wide audience. This module takes you through the art and science of storytelling: exploring attention and motivation, dramatic structure, rhetorical devices, visual enhancements, and peripheral influences so that you can craft your own engaging story.

This programme will run over a week comprising: Two 1hr-1.5hr theory workshops One 1-hour showcase at the end of the week to share your work and receive valuable feedback from the rest of the group.

You are required to attend all three sessions** Optional 1-1 mentoring sessions

Training will be provided by Dr Lucinda Spokes, Head of Public Engagement and Sarah Cruise, Eloquential

By the end of this week participants will:

• Understand how to capture and maintain attention • Identify ways in which they can motivate an audience to engage with their own research • Use dramatic tools to structure and enhance their story • Explore ways of increasing memorability through visuals, imagination, and rhetorical devices • Appreciate the importance of peripheral influences (style of writing, sound of voice, visual appearance etc) and how to ensure that they are most supportive of your story • Have created a story about their research to engage with a public audience

Bridging the Gap from Research to Practice SHSS Online Programme

Target audience

All Postgraduates


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 24 May   11:00 - 12:30 11:00 - 12:30

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