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Royal Society Training for Lancaster Scientists

Judith Hann with Communication Systems' Dr Jim Wild Judith Hann with Communication Systems' Dr Jim Wild

The Faculty of Science and Technology has run a communication skills training session for scientists in collaboration with the royal society.

The highly successful one-day course was the first bespoke session the Society has delivered in a university.

The course is designed exclusively for scientists and was delivered by Judith Hann ( science writer and journalist, and ex presenter for BBC Tomorrow's World) and John Exelby ( who was a senior executive in BBC TV news).

Academic staff from across the faculty participated in a highly interactive programme designed to develop their skills in communicating with a variety of audiences. A further session focusing on skills for radio/TV and using a professional film crew is already fully-subscribed.

Dr Alex Belton, Lecturer in Maths and Statistics said: "I found the session extremely worthwhile. The facilitators provided an excellent environment, stimulated discussion and made many useful points, showing a great understanding of the media and its relationship to science."

Wed 16 April 2008

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