2018 – Workshops

Get your research noticed – how to work with Media organisations – Room 2/05

In this panel discussion we will hear from academics about their experiences of working with media organisations, such as TV and radio, to get their research out to a wider audience.

Engaging with Business – Room 2/06

With the government launch of the Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund in 2017 ring-fencing millions of pounds to work with industry, and increasing investment in industry-led innovation through Innovation Centres, it’s a great time to collaborate beyond the university and it’s never been more important for researchers to work with businesses. In this workshop, run by our Business Engagement team, we will look different ways the university has engaged with industry and help you to explore how you can work with industry and other external partners to develop ideas and collaborate on projects.

4*, 3* – what does quality research look like? – Room 2/10

You’ll often hear people talk about 4* or 3* research as part of the Research Excellence Framework – but what does that actually mean?  In this panel discussion we’ll hear from Prof. Sean Smith, Professorial lead on impact and Prof Emma Hart, who has sat on Research Funding Council funding panels, about what they think quality research looks like. We’ll discuss REF, impact, and how to make funding applications stand out.

An Introduction to Storytelling: Explaining your research – Room 2/09

An hour workshop to give you some storytelling tools and techniques which can be applied to communicating your research. Using your own stories Alice will guide you through some simple practical steps to structure a story and practise telling it.

Alice Fernbank has been working as a professional storyteller since 2010, a profession that grew out of her 18 year career as a theatre actress. After performing and producing storytelling events for 5 years in London, she moved to Edinburgh in 2015. There she joined the TRACS directory of storytellers and began working with The Scottish Storytelling Centre as a story coach/trainer.

She leads workshops for teachers, language students, and budding storytellers and creates touring storytelling performances of her own and has brought her storytelling work to the University of Strathclyde, Edinburgh Napier University, and a number of English language schools.