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GEN-8007 How to communicate your research - 3 stp

The course is administrated by

Institutt for arktisk og marin biologi

Type of course

Multi-disciplinary course.

Course overlap

SVH-8001 Research dissemination 3 stp

Course contents

Communicating science to a variety of audiences is an important skill that all researchers have to learn at some point of their carrier. 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 and can be a rewarding task of a researcher’s everyday life.

You will gain an overview of the different communication channels that can be used for research outreach and understand how to use them for your own communication needs through practical exercises. This course will help you to become more confident in the role as communicator and we hope that it inspires you to become an active science communicator. The detailed programme will be published in the respective Canvas room.

The course will be taught end of February/beginning of March.

Application deadline

PhD students at UiT register for the course through StudentWeb before 1 February. The registration starts in middle of December.

Other applicants apply for admission through SøknadsWeb before 1. December. Application code 9301. Applicants who are granted a seat, need to register for classes and exam in StudentWeb before 1 February. The registration starts in middle of December.

Admission requirements

This course is aimed at PhD candidates from all scientific disciplines, but is open for postdoc fellows if seats are available. If PhD candidates aim to include the credits from the course in the 30 mandatory PhD ECTS, this should be discussed with the supervisor.

PhD students from UiT and other universities in Norway may be admitted to the course. PhD students that are not registered at UiT must upload a document from their university, stating that there are registered PhD students. This group of applicants does not have to prove English proficiency and are exempt from semester fee.

Maximum 20 participants. The course will be cancelled if less than 10 participants.

If more than 20 applicants, priority will be given as follows:

Please contact Ingjerd Gauslaa Nilsen at the BFE-faculty if you have troubles or questions regarding registration to the course.

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Teaching methods

This will be an intensive course with lectures, practical assignments and group work.

Date for examination

Off campus exam hand in date 23.05.2023

The date for the exam can be changed. The final date will be announced at your faculty early in May and early in November.