Mastering the Art of Research Communication: Develop your Skills!
Duration 0.5 days
Team Researcher Academy


This face to face course is part of the Researcher Academy's Research Communication Programme. To find out more information on how to gain a certificate in one of the Research Communication pathways, visit the SharePoint page.

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. 

Are you eager to share your ground-breaking research with the world but unsure where to start?
Look no further! In this introductory course, we will equip you with the essential tools to kickstart your research communication journey and empower you to effectively communicate your findings and engage with a broader audience.

Here's what you'll gain from the course:

  1. Discover the "Why": Learn why it's crucial to communicate your research and how it can have a transformative impact on your academic and professional journey.
  2. Develop Your Communication Skills: Acquire invaluable techniques to enhance your research communication skills, enabling you to articulate complex concepts with clarity and confidence.
  3. Know Your Audience: Understand the key to effective communication lies in knowing your audience. Learn how to identify and engage with your target audience to create a lasting impact.
  4. Unravel Personality Types: Explore the fascinating world of Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) and how understanding different personality types can influence your communication style. You will complete your MBTI profile before the session and bring the results along with you!
  5. Strategise Your Research Communication: Gain insights into creating well-thought-out research communication plans, ensuring your message reaches the right people at the right time.

Who should attend this course?
This course is tailor-made for researchers who have not yet communicated their research with the world! This course forms part of the "Starting your Research Communication Journey" pathway. 

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. 

Pre-Requisites You will need to complete the MBTI personality type questionnaire. This will be sent to you approximately 10 days before the scheduled course date. 
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