Welcome to SciPod academy

 

Free training and advice for communicating science to the public

WebinarImproving 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

EbookA 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.

WebinarGet Your Research Heard: Plan Your Podcast

In this webinar we discuss the planning and preparation you will need to produce a successful webinar

WebinarGet 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

WebinarGet Your Research Heard: How Long Should a Podcast Episode be

In this webinar we discuss the recommended time to truly engage your audience

WebinarGet 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.



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.