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CHASE Essentials: Impact & Research Communication Skills (Josie Dixon)

This interactive workshop is designed to develop the necessary skills for effectively communicating the significance and value of specialist research to those outside the discipline.  Participants learn how to make a powerful case for their project in grant applications, job applications or publishing proposals, and develop their ability to engage wider audiences for presentations, public engagement, outreach and dealing with the media. Practical exercises encourage a focus on the purpose, impact, outcomes, benefits and applications of participants’ research.   Josie has given this workshop in over 30 universities in the UK,  USA, Ireland, Germany, Belgium, Norway and Sweden.   

Reviews for this workshop

University of Oxford

  • ‘Essential’ ‘Brilliant’ ‘Very inspiring’ ‘Clear take-away strategies’  

  • ‘I learned critical transferable skills which will be vital as I move into the professional world - a real boost as I finish writing up my thesis!’

  • ‘The best and most useful thing that I’ve done all year – great  practical  tips and lots of opportunity for questions and discussion’

  • ‘Josie was an excellent presenter and the workshop was very intelligently organised.  It was, by far, the best workshop in Oxford I've ever been to.  She had an excellent knowledge of academia in the UK as well as the USA, and her approach was fresh - an outsider's perspective, but very aware of the pressures on early-career researchers.’

University of Kent

  • ‘This workshop has been a path-finder and a confidence-builder. I am more excited about my research, clearer about its potential, and more informed on how to move ahead.’

  • ‘Makes one more aware of the meaning of our research outside academe. Josie talks about things that our supervisors don’t. I liked the practical information, tips, concrete answers to problems. Josie is an excellent communicator, kind, open to ideas.’

Birkbeck, University of London

  • ‘High-voltage! A dynamic, practical and challenging session. Well directed and pitched.’

  • ‘fascinating and inspiring’

Terms and conditions

The following groups are eligible to attend the training

By registering below you are requesting a place on this training programme or selected sessions that form part of the programme. A member of the CHASE team or the workshop leader will contact you in due course to confirm that a place has been allocated to you.

If you are allocated a place but can no longer attend, please email so that your place can be reallocated. CHASE training is free to attend and events are often oversubscribed with a waiting list. Failure to notify us of non-attendance in good time (ideally 5 days prior to the workshop/programme) means your place cannot be reallocated and may result in your access to future CHASE training being restricted.