PER Skills Training 2022 – Session 2: Audiences and Publics

 posted by | 18/05/2022

PER Skills Training 2022
Session 2: Audiences and Publics – Tuesday 24th May, 1pm-4:30pm, Room 0102 Sarah Swift Building

This is the second of four workshop sessions in this year’s public engagement training programme. If you have any questions about the programme, or this session in particular, please get in touch: You can register for this session here.

This session is open to all University of Lincoln staff (academic, professional services or other) and postgraduate students.

This workshop is recommended for those who are new to public engagement with research, who will soon be taking on public engagement with research work for the first time or supporting it.

About this workshop

This session explores the importance of tailored engagement and effective communication of complex research topics to non-specialist audiences. This includes:

  • The importance of identifying different audiences and publics, and why you might engage with them.
  • How to identify potential barriers to engagement and how to account for them.
  • Developing activities to target your desired audiences.
  • The principles of effective communication with different audiences.

Workshops are delivered by Public Engagement Manager, Dr Matt Young.

Workshop Format

Each workshop will comprise the following:

  • 15-20 minute pre-workshop task: These will be made available to participants one week before the workshop. Pre-workshop tasks will help form part of the discussions and activities during the workshop, so participants are encouraged to complete each task to the best of their ability.
  • 3-hour interactive, face-to-face workshop: Each workshop is comprised of short talks, interactive activities and discussion through which participants will be able to develop skills, understanding and take-home resources. A short comfort break is included in all workshops. All participants will be asked to complete a short feedback form after each session.

Click HERE to register!

IMPORTANT NOTE: When registering for this workshop, please ensure you use your university email address. This will enable us to grant you access to the training module resources on Blackboard.

If this workshop becomes fully booked, please contact us at to be placed on the waiting list.

If you register for this workshop but are no longer able to attend, please contact us as soon as possible so we may offer your place to others.

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