Prerequisites: None, but it is an advantage to have own results to work with.
This course is aimed at PhD students and researchers from all scientific disciplines, but is open for others. Master/bachelor students are welcome to apply but they will not be able to get credits. If you aim to include the credits from the course in your 30 mandatory PhD ECTS you should discuss it with both your supervisor and your faculty.
Maximum 20 participants.
If more than 20 applicants, priority will be given as follows:
The course will be cancelled if less than six participants.PhD students at UiT register for the course through StudentWeb. The registration for spring semester starts in the middle of December.
Communicating science to a variety of audiences is an important skill all researchers have to learn. Whether you want to tweet about your current research project, create a podcast, give a talk to peers at a scientific conference, give an interview for the media or explaining your research to a school class, science communication is part of a researchers everyday life. The course has three main components:
After the course the students should have knowledge about:
Written home exam. Deliver a popularized science text, either as feature article or a blog post based on your own research. Evaluation: Pass/Fail.
In order to take the exam, all students need to submit a press release about their research prior to the course (pre-work).
There is no continuation exam. In case of failing, you need to take the course again next year.
Course dates: 21-22 February 2017
Pre-work instructions will be sent out three weeks prior to course start.
Deadline for pre-work delivery: one week prior to course start.
Deadline for delivery of popularized science text: two weeks after the course.