Become a confident communicator with the media and enhance your professional reputation, while improving public understanding of your research.
This online course addresses any reservations you might have about engaging with journalists, and shows you how to turn your communications into opportunities that will advance your own career and interests.
Why this course?
For the course content, see the curriculum below.
Kaz leads and mentors a team of journalists and editors across the
globe to communicate science effectively, telling stories of research that
enhance knowledge and engages varying audiences.
For over 20 years, Kaz has been working as a radio and online producer, initially at the BBC, and most recently here at SciDev.Net.
Prior to that he worked as a
teacher and course coordinator with a long track-record of designing and
facilitating training workshops and creating University
pre-sessional courses for non-native speaker postgraduate students. He has an array of experience from producing radio programmes in collaboration with researchers for local radio stations in Africa, to the development of varying multimedia content in visual and audio formats at SciDev.Net. He has worked in many parts of the world, including London and Borneo, and has a postgraduate degree in science communication.
"This course is well-designed, easy to navigate through and will provide an effective learning experience to course participants of various academic, cultural and professional background. It is the best online course I have participated in." - Isaac I. Akinwumi, University of the West of England
"The content was extremely useful in the context of my field in forensic science since I constantly have to communicate with individuals outside my field." - Neema Aroni, University of Strathclyde
"If you are fed up with the boring or puzzled look you get each time you describe your research to journalists or people outside your field of work, then this course is for you." - Samuel Angwafor, University College London