“The single biggest problem in communication is the illusion that it has taken place.” – George Bernard Shaw
In an increasingly crowded and competitive academic field, ensuring that the right message is reaching the right audience is more important than ever. This has encouraged me to provide easily accessible training courses to help students and researchers develop new methods of communication and hone their existing skills. Check them out below and please do not hesitate to contact me if you have any questions.
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This free course provides a (concise) overview of seven things to keep in mind to help improve your academic writing:
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Journals, conferences, and other traditional publications often require a specific writing style that can feel restrictive and lack creativity. Maybe you’ve even lost sight of the excitement behind your research and your enthusiasm for the topic is flagging.
Blogging about your specific research area, or more broadly about your experience in academia, can help you rediscover your own voice, and also allows you to:
- Reach a wider audience, including potential collaborators
- Guide people to your publications
- Learn to communicate in a different way
- Develop your ideas through consistent writing
This course will take you through the steps of creating your own blog and cover the following subjects:
- Choosing a topic
- Developing your audience
- Branding and design
- Platforms and practicalities
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Social media is typically viewed as a way of staying in contact with friends and family, catching up with the latest viral video, or documenting one’s dinner. However, if harnessed properly, it can be a potentially powerful way to:
- Share your research
- Stay up to date on related work
- Gain publicity for your project
This course will look at:
- The pros and cons of social media
- Creating a social media strategy
- Writing for social media