Welcome to SciPod academy
Free training and advice for communicating science to the public
Webinar: Improving Science Communication And Impact: How To Get Your Research Heard
In this 7 part mini-series we will guide you through implementing a successful outreach and impact campaign
Ebook: A Scientist’s Guide For Communicating Science To The Public
Practical guidance for scientists, students, and budding science communicators who desire to communicate their work to the public in an effective and engaging manner.
Webinar: Get Your Research Heard: Plan Your Podcast
In this webinar we discuss the planning and preparation you will need to produce a successful webinar
Webinar: Get Your Research Heard: Naming Your Podcast and Episodes
In this webinar we discuss why the perfect name doesn’t always exist, but is a crucial part of your podcast
Webinar: Get Your Research Heard: How Long Should a Podcast Episode be
In this webinar we discuss the recommended time to truly engage your audience
Webinar: Get Your Research Heard: How Often Should I Release A New Episode
You also need to consider how regularly your put out new content. Too often and too little can have the same negative impact.
Webinar: Get Your Research Heard: Podcast Show Format
In this webinar we discuss structure ideas for your podcast.
Webinar: Get Your Research Heard: Equipment and Technology
Do you need a fancy studio with all the latest technology? or can you use your phone? find out in this webinar.
Webinar: Get Your Research Heard:How To Get Listeners
If a tree falls in the woods and nobody is there to hear it, does it make a sound? how to make sure people hear your podcast.
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What is the page about?
Scientists are becoming increasingly aware of their responsibility to communicate science to the public. Moreover, given the significant change in the way information is disseminated and accessed, people want more from academic institutions and industry than ever before. As a result, the topic of science communication, hereafter referred to as ‘scicomm’, is a growing area of interest.
It is now widely accepted that public sci-comm is a fundamental aspect of a scientist’s career. While many do recognise this, it can be a challenge to do it effectively. The purpose of this resource page, therefore, is to provide some practical guidance for scientists and science communicators who desire to communicate science to the public in an effective and engaging manner.
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- Good science communication helps people make informed decisions and motivates them to take appropriate and affirmative action.
- Good science communication encourages everyday people to be scientifically literate so that they can analyse the integrity and legitimacy of information.
- Good science communication encourages people into STEM-related fields of study and employment.
- Good public science communication fosters a community around research that includes both members of the public, policymakers and scientists.
- In a recent survey, 75% of people suggested they would prefer to listen to an interesting story than read it.