Academically Speaking was a programe run by British Council Ireland in partnership with Trinity College Dublin. The bespoke trainings helped support researchers and academics in communicating their research and other topics that matter with more impact and effect.
The programme ran from September 2022-September 2023, offering a series of FREE communications training to researchers as well as 1:1 sessions with Malcolm Love to dive deeper into researchers own areas of interest. These bespoke trainings and 1:1 sessions enhanced researchers' ability to communicate their work and other topics that mattered to them with more impact and effect.
More About the Programme
When scientists and other academics communicate their research, they will be engaged in ‘telling true stories’. The skill set required overlaps with that of journalists, writers, presenters and media people of various kinds. In this series of workshops we raid those worlds for insights and practical, applicable advice. Along the way we find plenty of help in engaging with the media itself.
Inspired by the FameLab project model, the workshops were developed by science communicator expert, Malcolm Love, with the purpose of helping participants to:
- Present with more confidence
- Develop more powerful body language
- Create impactful material
- Engage effectively with the public
- Enhance your communication with the art and skill of story-tellers
- Learn top tips from great communicators
British Council is proud to be a partner in this programme which aims to support researchers to develop their communication skills and confidence and to engage with diverse audiences across the island Ireland. Academically Speaking is delivered as part of EU Commission Horizon 2022 projects led by Trinity College Dublin for European Researchers' Night and the programme will run from September 2022 until September 2023. Other institutions involved include: Royal College of Surgeons Ireland and ADAPT.