Part of The Exchange ECR Development Series
Communications Consultant Rebecca Ladbury and Senior Publicist Danya Agababian of Ladbury PR lead this informal and interactive development workshop on how to write for non-specialist audiences.
Who is this event for?
This event is open to Early Career Researchers from Exchange partner HEIs and TCCE member universities, as well as artists and creatives from cultural and creative SMEs, who are looking for guidance in this area.
What is the purpose of this event?
This event is designed to help attendees develop their skills in writing about their research and/or creative projects in a way that is both accessible and engaging for audiences beyond their own institution and peer groups, with a view to creating the best possible public engagement and impact outcomes for their work.
What will happen at this event?
Rebecca and Danya will guide attendees through the process of writing copy for a range of purposes, giving expert advice on topics such as:
- How to write an engaging and informative event description for a public event
- The principles of how to draft an attention grabbing press release
- Tips and tricks for blogging or writing about your work for non-academic publications
Attendees will have the opportunity to work through your their ideas in an informal and supportive environment and network with other academics and creatives attending from across the country.
Refreshments will be provided.
Please note: Parts of this event will be recorded, to be made available on-line at a later date, and photographs taken for our promotional use.
Further Event Information
An admired communications consultant with over 20 years experience leading national and international communication campaigns for UNDP, UNICEF, Channel 4, Malaria No More UK, Jazz FM, Watershed and others. She established Ladbury PR in 2009, which specialises in developing strategic and creative communications campaigns for socially minded projects and organisations. She has an MA in the Social Anthropology of Development, with a particular focus on global communications, from SOAS, and a BSc in Anthropology from UCL.
A senior publicist with ten years experience at Channel 4, Danya’s knowledge of how the media works is second to none, having handled Channel 4’s press across current affairs, specialist factual and entertainment, including Dispatches, Cutting Edge and Big Brother. She brings invaluable expertise in securing high profile consumer coverage for public facing projects.
We appreciate that attendance at a workshop event will be a significant time investment, particularly for individuals and small businesses. Micro businesses with a turnover of less than £100k and artists can apply for a refund for reasonable travel expenses. If you intend to apply for travel expenses, it is essential that you clear this in advance with TCCE via email to: firstname.lastname@example.org
ECRs should be able to access funding for travel through their department – this has been discussed with partner HEIs.