Promoting your ideas for collaboration and investment
3rd+ year DPhil students and All Research Staff of: Medical Sciences Division; Social Sciences Division; MPLS Division; Doctoral Training Centre - MPLS
Science seldom exists in a vacuum – working with other ‘stakeholder’ groups brings many benefits not to mention the potential for funding. Ensuring you have the right message for the right person in a language they can understand will help build relationships. A personal history of collaboration and funding is increasingly sought after on fellowship and lectureship applications. Equally communication with suppliers and customers is a cornerstone of good business practice.

This course aims to get you thinking about widening your research through collaboration with others (academics, companies, charities, patients…). This may well lead to investment (travel funds, equipment, expertise, grants).

Topics covered include:

Mapping out research communication channels
A communications strategy
Communicating your research to a variety of audiences
Adapting your message

By the end of this course participants will be able to

Identify communication routes with potential partners
Think about the partner’s perspective
Adapt their message appropriately

Date: 14 February 2018, 8:30 (Wednesday, 5th week, Hilary 2018)
Venue: Venue to be announced
Speaker: Emma Weisbord (University of Oxford, Oxford University Centre for the Environment)
Organising department: Mathematical, Physical and Life Sciences (MPLS)
Organiser: Anne Miller (MPLS)
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Booking required?: Not required
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Audience: Members of the University only
Editor: Sophie Campbell