Promoting yourself in an external context

The Women in Science and Technology (WiSET) First Tuesday Club meets on 6 November to discuss promoting yourself and your research in an external context.

Researchers and academics are increasingly asked to describe the impact of their work and present outcomes to a wide range of non-specialists including business people, government and the public.  The ability to describe research outcomes in an accessible manner is one part of this process.  The other part is selecting the right route to get the research to a wider audience.

This session focuses on using media routes to engage the public with research – and at the same time get you and your research some valuable publicity.  Dr Cath Noakes, Civil Engineering, will talk about her experience of using media releases to promote research.  Chris Bunting, Press Officer at the University, will talk about the process of developing a media release and how the University press office manages the interaction between academic researchers and the media.  Following these two short talks there will be an open discussion including using other approaches,(such as social and digital media), the benefits and difficulties of external promotion.

The meeting will take place:

On:  Tuesday 6 November 2012

At:   1-2pm

In:   Equality Service Annexe Meeting Room, Level 10, E C Stoner Building

Hot and cold drinks and cakes will be served.  Bring your own lunch if you wish.

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For more information, please contact Patricia Gray.

Future events

The First Tuesday Club meets monthly during term time.  It is for all female staff from Grade 6 onwards and for postgraduate research students from all five SET faculties.  The next meeting will be on 4 December 2012.

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