GEN-8007 How to communicate your research (3 ECTS)


Communicating science to a variety of audiences is an important skill that all researchers have to learn at some point of their carrier. Whether you want to tweet about your current research project, create a podcast, give a talk to peers at a scientific conference, give an interview for the media or explaining your research to a school class, science communication is part and can be a rewarding task of a researcher’s everyday life.

This course will be organized together with the course HEL 8045 Innovation and public science communication, where you will learn more about the importance of communication and how you can communicate your science successfully. You will gain an overview of the different communication channels that can be used for research outreach and understand how to use them for your own communication needs through practical exercises. This course will help you to become more confident in the role as communicator and we hope that it inspires you to become an active science communicator. The detailed programme will be published in the respective Canvas room.

Pre-work:
Submission of a press release based in your own research projects (more information will be announced on Canvas).

Course lectures:
This will be an intensive 5 day course, with lectures, seminars and groups work. More information on the detailed course content will be published on Canvas.

Assessment
Written home exam at the end of the course (more information will follow).

Registration for the course via StudentWeb for PhD students from UiT (deadline 1 Februrary 2022) and SøknadsWeb for PhD students from other Norwegian universities (deadline 1 December 2021). Please check the UiT course catalogue for more information regarding the course registration.