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Mon 22 Feb, Wed 24 Feb, Fri 26 Feb 2021
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Venue: Online

Provided by: Graduate School of Life Sciences


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The Engaged Researcher Online Training: Engagement with Schools and Children

Mon 22 Feb, Wed 24 Feb, Fri 26 Feb 2021


Children are our next generation of researchers and as an audience for Research Engagement, they can be both rewarding and challenging. More than ever, online content plays an important role in reaching and inspiring children of different age groups for research. With so much content already out there how to make new and relevant content online? What are parents and teachers looking for? What safeguarding considerations should you have? This course will aim to answer these and other questions and provide guidance in creating content.

Monday session 1: - Introduction to producing engaging online content with children and instructions on how to develop the project throughout the week. Wednesday Session 2: - Mentoring time for questions or one-on-one advise. Friday Session 3: - showcase of the projects.

Target audience

PhD students, Post Docs and PEP's


If possible come prepared with a rough idea of the topic you would like to explore with the online content and who is your target audience.


Number of sessions: 3

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Mon 22 Feb   14:00 - 15:00 14:00 - 15:00 Online Dr Diogo Martins-Gomes
2 Wed 24 Feb   10:00 - 12:00 * 10:00 - 12:00 * Online Dr Diogo Martins-Gomes
3 Fri 26 Feb   15:00 - 16:00 15:00 - 16:00 Online Dr Diogo Martins-Gomes
* Optional session.
- Understand the landscape of online content available for children - Understand the objectives that guide online content developed for children - Understand how to make content that will be relevant and interesting for children (and their parents and/or teachers) - Gain insight on how to develop high-value content for the chosen target audience - Understand barriers and safeguarding guidelines when creating engaging content for children

Creating engaging digital content for schools/teachers - Creating engaging digital content for families/children at home.


Workshops plus self-guided work.

For queries about the training

Please do get in touch with Diogo Gomes Martins ( or Selen Etingu-Breslaw (


50-minute session on Monday plus support throughout the week and a final 50-minute session on Friday.

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