Communicating Research: Developing your Communication Skills
Duration 0.5 days
Team Researcher Academy

This face to face course is run by the Researcher Academy

The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you. 

Important information: researchers need to attend 2 out of the 5 courses in Part 1: “Starting your Research Communication Journey” to be awarded the “Starting your Research Communication Journey” badge/certificate.

Target audience: PGRs/ECRs


Are you starting to think about how to communicate your research? This first, introductory course, looks at laying the foundations of the Researcher Academy’s “Research Communication Programme.” We will begin by explaining why you should communicate your research, how you can develop your research communication skills, and identify and understand your audience. We will then look at different personality types using Myers-Briggs Type Indictor (MBTI) and explain how these can affect how you communicate. Finally, we will think about your research community journey more strategically by highlighting the importance of research communication plans. 

This course is particularly useful for researchers who are at the beginning of their research communication journey as it provides an understanding of the skills needed for research communication.  


To illustrate the ways in which participating in research communication can benefit you and enhance your profile.


  • Highlight the importance of communicating your research.
  • Discuss ways to develop your research communication skills and maximise the visibility of your research.
  • Investigate different personality types and how this can affect the way you communicate.
  • Apply knowledge to your own practice and devise a research communication plan.

Additional Training in Research Communication (Moodle Standalone Courses which can be accessed at any time during the academic year). Please pay due attention to the assessments in these courses as you will need to complete them to be marked as ‘attended.’

Literature Searching and the Literature Review – this course is strongly recommended for those postgraduate researchers who have just started at the University.

Is this session(s) fully booked?

If this session is fully booked why not fill out this form: - the course leader will then contact you when the next instances are released and available for booking. We also recommend that you add yourself to the waiting list too just in case a place becomes free!

Course Accessibility

The following table shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course. 

If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at

Bring your own laptop/ PC to the course
Access seminar room on campus (or) access computer room on campus
Attend the course at the specified date and time
Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/or other attendees
Follow presentation slides during the course
Take part in group activities/ discussions

Booking Conditions

Our courses are very popular, and we experience large volumes of people on our waiting lists. So, Please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate. 

Please note, attendances for courses will be recorded. There are no training points associated with courses run by the Researcher Academy. 



Researchers need to attend 2 out of the 5 courses in Part 1: “Starting your Research Communication Journey” to be awarded the “Starting your Research Communication Journey” badge/certificate.

LocationStart DateAll DatesTimesPlaces AvailableBook
University Park23 May 202323 May 20231:30pm - 4:30pm19