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Public Engagement Courses available

Course 1 : Your research video

Time and date: Monday 27th April, 10am – 5pm

Location: Mac suite, Phoenix 2 Training Room, New Museums Site

Course content: ‘Your research video’ is a one day course which teaches researchers the skills required to make a short film. The course shows how very low-budget short films can create excitement and generate discussion about research. Participants will explore filmmaking techniques and plan, film and edit footage to give them the skills to produce a short film.

Capacity: 15 places - allocated on a first-come first-served basis. To apply please email

Course 2: Communications skills for public engagement

Time and date: Thursday 7th May, 2-5pm

Location: Seminar Room F, 17 Mill  Lane,

Course content: This half day course will look at the purpose of a presentation and how to choose an effective medium and venue to get a research message across to a public audience. It will be highly interactive, using methods from stand-up comedy, and will give all participants the opportunity to develop, practice and present their own short piece. The course is designed specifically for research staff and students who are very hesitant about speaking in front of the public. The course will cover techniques to overcome nerves, the importance of rehearsal and how to deal with unexpected questions.

Capacity: 8 places. To apply please email a short paragraph (approx. 60 words) to briefly outlining your background, why you would like to take part in the course and what you would hope to gain from it.

If you have any questions about either course please don’t hesitate to contact

Kathryn Muir

Networks Coordinator
Office of External Affairs and Communications
University of Cambridge
The Pitt Building
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1RP

Tel: 44 (0)1223 (3)30758
Fax: 44 (0)1223 (3)30262

Posted on 08/04/2015

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