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Mon 8 Feb, Wed 10 Feb, Fri 12 Feb 2021
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Venue: Online

Provided by: Graduate School of Life Sciences


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The Engaged Researcher Online: Research Storytelling

Mon 8 Feb, Wed 10 Feb, Fri 12 Feb 2021


Capturing your audience’s attention and keeping it is vital for any type of public engagement. Having a good story to tell and then telling it in a compelling way enables you to connect with a wide audience. This module takes you through the art and science of storytelling: exploring attention and motivation, dramatic structure, rhetorical devices, visual enhancements, and peripheral influences so that you can craft your own engaging story.

Target audience

PGR students and academic and professional staff


Number of sessions: 3

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 8 Feb   14:00 - 15:30 14:00 - 15:30 Online
2 Wed 10 Feb   09:00 - 10:00 09:00 - 10:00 Online
4 Fri 12 Feb   14:30 - 15:30 14:30 - 15:30 Online

Participants of this course will: • Understand how to capture and maintain attention • Identify ways in which they can motivate an audience to engage with their research • Use dramatic tools to structure and enhance their story • Explore ways of increasing memorability through visuals, imagination, and rhetorical devices • Appreciate the importance of peripheral influences (style of writing, sound of voice, visual appearance etc) and how to ensure that they are most supportive of your story

For queries about the training

This session will take place online. If you have trouble joining the sessions or have any queries, please do get in touch with:

Selen Etingu-Breslaw ( or Diogo Gomes Martins (

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