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Graduate School of Life Sciences course timetable


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February 2017

Wed 8
Designing Visuals for Public Engagement new [Places] 13:30 - 16:30 Institute of Public Health, Small Seminar Room

Are you looking to create eye-catching yet informative materials for your public engagement?

Whether it’s a poster to promote an event, a leaflet to explain, or a worksheet for an activity, it’s crucial to get it right. This course will provide you with the tools and knowledge to create striking visual communications that will attract your audience and convey your key messages effectively.

This course has practical components which will enable participants to:

  • Develop an appreciation of what makes a good resource for visual communication
  • Understand how visual communications can be adapted to reach different audiences
  • Grasp principles of design including text, images and branding (including Cambridge Festivals branding)
  • Put theory into practice using Canva (Publisher and Adobe may also be covered depending on participant needs)
Tue 14
Working with Schools new [Places] 14:00 - 17:00 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

This interactive session will provide the opportunity to start to plan an activity or lesson for secondary school students. You'll be trained by, and given feedback from, qualified teachers and current researchers working at The Brilliant Club (

This session will cover two main areas:

  • Practical tips on how to turn your research into a taster session for pupils, ensuring they are interactive and how to manage practical demonstrations
  • An overview of the British education system and context in local schools

March 2017

Fri 10
Shooting Your Research Video [Places] 09:15 - 16:30 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room G

Why is YouTube popular? Because people love watching videos. A research video can be a great way to get your message across to your collaborators, your friends, and the wider world as well as being a condition of some funding bodies.

But it isn't easy to do well - and this is where this course will make a difference. Come along and learn the skills needed to plan and shoot high quality footage for research videos so that your video can stand out from the crowd. You just need yourself, a camera phone and your enthusiasm!

Mon 13
Editing Your Research Video new [Places] 09:15 - 13:00 17 Mill Lane, Seminar Room B

Shot your film? Got lots of video clips, photographs & audio you want to bring together to make one video? Then you need the skills to edit.

Editing software is now much more readily available and the only thing stopping you is attaining the skills. Come along to learn how to edit using your own computer. From the basics of cutting, to adding soundtracks & audio mixing. No matter what your level of experience, teaching & advice will be provided by a pro filmmaker Ryd Cook.

Attendance to “Shooting Your Research Video” is not compulsory, but strongly recommended.