Communication with different audiences (TM7-1)

This session introduces the ESRs to the basics of communicating research to different audiences. It is the first of two training modules in public engagement (TM7).

Wordcloud communicating research

This training session will focus on the seven fundamental questions of research communication:

  • Who – Who I am communicating with?
  • What – What do I need to tell them?
  • Why – Why do they need to know this?
  • When – When do I need to do it?
  • Where – Where does the communication take place?
  • How – How (format) do I communicate?

It will move on to address PLATO's dissemination platforms, in particular the soon-to-be-launched project blog and social media. At the end of the session the ESRs will have identified a topic and started drafting their contribution to the academic blog.


Kate Mahoney | Kate's career in HE began in 2003 whilst completing a PhD at Coventry University. Her roles have included managing a regional development programme supporting the career development of academics in the Midlands, developing Times Higher Award nominated professional development training for part-time researchers and even collaborating with an Antarctic explorer, creating online training for gifted and talented children. The common theme throughout her career has been personal and professional development. In 2016 she formalised the coaching she was using in her training and development roles and trained as a professional coach. She now blends the skills she has developed over a decade and a half working in HE to empower others to take action and move forward on their goals.

Published Sep. 25, 2019 3:19 PM - Last modified Oct. 9, 2019 1:09 PM