• Training Room

    SPIRAL - Writing for The Conversation – Senior Academics
    Provider   Organisational and Staff Development Unit

    Senior academics, would you like to write for The Conversation? Then come to this session on what we are, what we publish, how to pitch and how to write for us. Whatever your specialism, we’d love you to attend.

Duration 2 hours

Course Type Webinar

Booking Status Waiting List

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Target Audience: Senior Lecturers, Readers and Professors

Do you want to explore new opportunities for engaging with the public and disseminating your research to a diverse range of audiences? - Then find out more about The Conversation.

In a live stream lasting up to two hours, one of our dedicated editors will explain to senior academics where TC fits into the media, what works and doesn’t work, how to pitch and write in our style. There will be plenty of time for Q&A along the way.  

Course Outcomes / Objectives:

  • To help participants to understand TC  
  • To encourage participants to pitch to us 
  • To give participants a clear idea of what works and doesn’t work for us. 
  • These insights will help participants to write for the media more generally 

Please follow this link for further information:

The Conversation homepage: https://theconversation.com/uk  


Please also note, attendees must be Senior Lecturers, Readers or Professorsthere is a separate session for Early Career staff (PhD level and above).

Cancellation Policy

When applying for a course, you should note that there will be a £50* to your department if you cancel within 5** working days or you do not attend, and a £25 charge for cancellations/ non-attendance between 6 and 10 working days. There will be no charge for cancellation made 10 or more working days before the event. Notifications should be made to OSDU@strath.ac.uk

A department is welcome to send someone else in your place if they wish without incurring a charge, providing that person has the necessary pre-requisites for the course. In the case of courses split over more than one day, you must attend ALL parts of the course. If you fail to attend any part you will be charged as outlined above.

*This is the standard charge for cancellation or non-attendance of course of 1 days duration or less. For some courses there may be a higher cancellation charge and if this is the case you will be advised of this at the time of booking.

**Any bookings made within 10 days of the event will incur the charges as specified.

Delivered By: Steve Vass, The Conversation


Attendees should be Senior Lecturer level or above to attend this session, there is a separate session for earlier career staff.