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Communicating uncertainty – 7 tips

Risk and uncertainty is inherent in most research projects. Much of the information generated by research is not absolute and may change as new information emerges.

This can make it difficult for researchers to communicate with people other than their … Read more

Quoting people in your story

By using direct quotes, you can bring a story alive.

Before you start writing the story, look at the quotes you’ve got from your sources and ask yourself the following questions:

  • Does the quote state something in an interesting way
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Writing an e-newsletter

An electronic newsletter, or e‑newsletter, can be an effective way to communicate what your organisation is doing and keep people who are interested in your work informed.

You can also use it as a marketing tool, giving useful information to … Read more

Editing your own writing

It is well known that it is harder to edit your own writing than the writing of others.

The best way to edit your writing of course is to use a professional editor. If your budget won’t stretch to that, … Read more

Presenting with humour

If science events are to compete with other events available to the public as a night out, they need to be entertaining as well as informative.

Scientists may not be willing or confident enough to share their often-keen sense of … Read more

Managing nerves when presenting

Presenting technical concepts to a small audience of your peers can be as nerve‑wracking as presenting to a large group of lay people.

These tips for will help you to present with confidence and deliver with style to any audience.… Read more

Facilitating a meeting

Have you ever left a meeting worried that it was not really as productive as you had hoped?

Perhaps some of the quieter people had insightful things to say, but they never said them?

Maybe decisions seemed to be unanimous, … Read more