SOAS University of London

Staff Development

Managing your grant (Communicating your research - understanding the basics)

Helen Porter / Vesna Siljanovska / Silvia Guizzardi

Date: 24 January 2018Time: 1:00 PM

Finishes: 24 January 2018Time: 3:00 PM

Venue: Russell Square: College Buildings Room: 4426

Type of Event: Workshop

Note: Internal event not open to external attendees.

Target Group



This session is aimed at early career researchers who want to gain a basic understanding of communicating their research to the general public. It will cover the importance of reaching out to new audiences, how to achieve the best reach through a range of platforms with practical examples - from academic, media and social media channels to public events - and the relationship between research communication and impact. The session will also cover regulations and good practices around academic publishing and open access requirements.

Course Objectives

Attending this session will enable you to understand:

  • Why it is important to communicate your research
  • How do you communicate your research/ what platforms are available to you (including academic publishing, media platforms, strategic events and talks)
  • Academic publishing/Open access requirements and best practices
  • Media platforms: The Conversation/ General Media engagement
  • What is the relationship between research communication and impact? – Including capturing metrics to demonstrate how effective your communication is

You can register on this workshop via Eventbrite.