Research Communication Programme
Duration 0.5 days

Welcome to the 
Researcher Academy's 
Research Communication Programme

Programme convenor: Dr Andrew Rowe

The ability to communicate your research is of huge importance as it increases the visibility of your profile and the impact of your work. The skills required for you to translate complex findings into accessible and engaging information, for numerous users, is essential; particularly as we navigate the complexities of a digital world. In fact, plans for research communication are a requirement in many research funding applications and REF 2029 encourages different kinds of research outputs.

The Research Communication Programme has been developed and separated into pathways (below) to help you navigate the myriad of opportunities:

Starting your Research Communication Journey

Traditional Avenues for Research Communication

Communicating your Research through The Media

Communicating your Research using Social Media

Communicating your Research using other Online Tools

Mastering the Art of Research Communication: Develop your Skills!
Advanced Presentation Skills (Moodle) From Research to Headlines: Effective Media Communication for Researchers

Getting started with LinkedIn
Blogging: Amplifying your Research Online
The Power of Storytelling in Research
An Introduction to Writing for Academic Journals (Moodle) Writing for The Conversation

Twitter ("X") for Academic Networking
Creating Simple Graphics for Researchers

The Ultimate Guide to Presenting your Research
Literature Searching and the Literature Review (Moodle) Press Release Masterclass
Making Videos for Researchers
Crafting Captivating Podcasts: A Guide to Preparation and Delivery 

Using Posters to Communicate Research (Moodle)


For information of how to book onto these courses, please see our Research Communication SharePoint page.

This Programme has been developed in collaboration with numerous stakeholders; including researchers, academic staff and professional service colleagues. Most courses are in-person but there are some which are Moodle based, or in a webinar format (these are specified on course booking pages).

Important information: in order to get a certificate in one of the pathways there are attendance requirements (see SharePoint for more detail). When a session is full, please add yourself to the waiting list and complete the following form so we can notify you when additional course dates are released:


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 
Take part in group activities/ discussions 
Deliver presentations to other course participants 

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. 

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