We support you to undertake public engagement activities and learn how to communicate your research effectively with diverse audiences.

Public Engagement and Science Communication Training at the BES

The BES training programme offers opportunities for members of all career stages to develop a range of essential communication skills including event demonstration, video production, and social media. We also provide advanced media training for mid-career researchers and professionals to develop their media interview, narrative construction, and feature writing abilities.

Coming up in 2020 – Public engagement and science communication training 

We will be hosting multiple training workshops in 2020, so please make sure to return to this web page and follow @BES_careers for notices on upcoming opportunities.


Reports – Public engagement training 

Video production for social media, 26 April 2019, University College London, London.
This one-day practical training workshop led attendees through theory of the types and purposes of social media communications, the methodology of creating an audiovisual narrative, and techniques for audio recording, filming and editing on smartphones. The workshop will be led by Dr Amy Hong (University College London / Freelance Digital Producer).

Engaging with young children and families, 11 February 2019, Eureka! children’s museum, Halifax, West Yorkshire
A day within the marvellously interactive Eureka! children’s museum, this hands-on workshop was led by Chris Snowden (STEM & Public Engagement Manager at Eureka!). You can read a full report about the training and subsequent demonstrating at British Science Week in our blog article.

Event demonstrations workshop with Science Made Simple, 26 November 2018, Great North Museum: Hancock, Newcastle upon Tyne
Hosted at the Great North Museum: Hancock in Newcastle, we organised a free training workshop for BES members in developing live science demonstrations, presenting skills, and performance techniques. David Price from STEM communication experts, Science Made Simple, shared his essential tips-and-tricks for engaging the public face-to-face, and helped develop our attendees ideas for activities in a round table workshop.