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Target Audience: Academics, Researchers, Early Career Researchers
Are you interested in writing about your research for the media? Would you like to share your expert knowledge with a larger audience?
The Conversation’s Scotland and Business Editor, Steven Vass, is leading an interactive session covering the basics of writing opinion and analysis pieces for the media. The workshop will look at how to pitch to editors, writing for a non-academic audience and turning your latest research project into an engaging article, giving you the practical skills needed to engage with the media.
This session will provide tools and expertise for tailoring your research and expert knowledge for a broader, non-academic audience.
Course Outcomes/ Objectives
- How to write for a non-academic audience
- Practical skills to engage with the media
- How to write opinion or analysis pieces
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: Centre for Sustainable Development/Steven Vass, The Conversation