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Josie Dixon - Lucian Consulting

Research and Publishing workshops with Josie Dixon - Lucian Consultants

+ Impact & Research Communication Skills

Thursday 4 April 2019 | Room 2BC, OU Camden | 1000-1630

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.

'an intellectual work-out for you, your thesis and your future' - Previous UEA attendee

'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.' - Previous University of Kent attendee

'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.’ - Previous University of Kent attendee

For more information and reviews on this workshop, please click here.


+ Writing Abstracts in the Humanities and Social Sciences

Friday 17 May, TBC | 1000-1600

A one-day intensive workshop on writing research abstracts - a key form of scholarly communication - in the humanities and social sciences.

Essential for gaining acceptance to speak at conferences (and an audience for the presentation), and for attracting readers to journal articles, abstracts are of critical importance for raising the profile of your research and developing an academic career. This short form of description, representing the essence of a research contribution, places particular demands on academic writing style, in terms of clarity, economy and precision. This intensive training session is designed to develop the necessary skills, encouraging participants to find clear, concise and powerful ways to summarize their research and make an impact. Non-native speakers will receive feedback designed to improve their written English, including questions of style and tone. There will be a mixture of presentation, group discussion and interactive exercises; handouts will provide reference material and further resources for continuing to develop the skills learned in the workshop.

‘Excellent - really good mix of practical group and individual work, and information. Definitely recommended. Thank you for a very useful day.’

‘Very helpful - not only provides skills to write an abstract, but also to help you think critically about your own project as a whole.’

‘Excellent, well organised crash course on the importance and construction of abstracts.’

‘Helps you to focus and think about your research and how to communicate it with new insights.’

‘Takes the intimidation factor out of abstract writing’

Previous UEA attendees

For more information and reviews on this workshop, please click here.


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