In addition to the formal science communication courses offered by some UK universities and colleges, several short training courses and workshops are also available.
This writing course will teach you how to use your words to communicate effectively is one of the most important skills you can have in today's fast moving word of media. If you have a complex technical message to convey to a broad audience, the Popular Writing course will show you how to use the right language, in order to preserve your meaning without confusing your audience with technical terminology. This course runs in July and August 2012, costs and dates can be found here.
Two courses are available: An introduction to working with the media, which is designed as an introduction to basic PR and media relations, and Broadcast interview skills, aimed at those who expect to be interviewed by the broadcast media.
Telephone: +44 (0)116 252 9500
Based at the University of the West of England, the Science Communication Unit aims to communicate science to various audiences using innovative means. It offers a series of short science communication workshops, including: 'Science Communication Masterclass' and 'Bespoke Training Portfolio'.
Telephone: + 44 (0) 117 328146
The UK's independent academy of science. It offers one-day communication skills courses and one day media training courses designed exclusively for scientists. These are tutored by journalists and communications professionals, Judith Hann and John Exelby.
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7451 2500
Offers bespoke training courses in science communication and media skills to research scientists.
Has over ten years' experience of presenting and developing science presentations. It runs a number of one and two-day training courses aimed at museum and science centre staff , science communication students, undergraduates, postgraduates and research scientists.
Telephone: +44 (0)29 20 876 884
A specialist issue-management consultancy that offers media training, presentation skills, crisis and issue management, public understanding of science, public dialogue, press information, public relations and communications.
Telephone: +44 (0) 1769 560268