Short courses

CPAS staff regularly run science communication short courses, specifically tailored to help scientists and teachers better communicate scientific research, or to help others to better understand the process and findings of science.

Whether would like to add value to your science, learn how to simply explain your research, be more relaxed during your public presentations or simply hone your communication skills, attend a CPAS short course.

ANU SCOM Intensive Course Schedule

Click here to find the key dates for undergrad and postgrad science communication courses that are run in an intensive format. Unless otherwise indicated, these courses are also available as short courses for people not enrolled at the ANU. In most...

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ANU workshop: Science communication for staff & students

Run three times per year. Contact us for next dates. Today, more than ever before, scientists are required to communicate their research to industry, government, the media and the public. The pressure comes from many sources including employers,...

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CPAS Summer Program

Join our 2019 ANU CPAS International Summer Program to find out more about life in Canberra and at ANU, and how studying science communication will give you a competitive edge. View more information. 

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Intensive: Science and popular fiction

Runs June/July each year. Next scheduled for 24-28 June 2019. Films, television shows, novels, computer games and other forms of fiction can be a great way to communicate science, engage audiences with science and even to teach science creatively in...

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Intensive: Science and the media

Runs April each year. Next scheduled for 8-12 April 2018. The mass media provide a critical venue for public science communication and opinion, but are your media skills up to date for the modern mass communication environment? This short course...

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Intensive: Science communication and the web

Runs June/July each year. Next scheduled for 1-5 July 2019. Social media have changed the way we communicate science across the globe. But are you using Facebook, Twitter, YouTube and the rest to optimum effect? This short course will provide you...

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Intensive: Science dialogue theory and practice

Runs December each year. Next scheduled for 4-8 December 2017. Science dialogue is increasingly touted as a critical approach for incorporating public opinion into policy about controversial science and technology. But do you know how to organise a...

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Intensive: Strategies in science communication

Runs September each year. Next scheduled for 10-14 September 2018. Communicating science on behalf of an organisation, corporation or government department can require big picture strategic thinking as well as finely planned tactical applications....

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Workshop: Communicating science using traditional and social media

Contact us to run this course for your organisation. Traditional and social media are not just for news and marketing. They are critical to communicate scientific ideas and facilitate discussion. They are crucial to create effective engagement with...

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Workshop: Improvisation tools for communicating science

Contact us to run this course for your organisation.  “Improv techniques from the theatre can give scientists tools to make science more clear, vivid, and meaningful.” - Alan Alda This workshop uses improvisation techniques developed in the theatre...

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Workshop: Using science in persuasive and strategic communication

Contact us to run this course for your organisation.  Can you use science to make a compelling argument? How much science is too much? How do you know if you’ve been successful? This workshop is designed to introduce the latest research into...

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Workshop: Using stories to communicate science

Contact us to run this course for your organisation.  What is a story? Why does a story make science communication so much more meaningful, engaging and impactful? This workshop will show you how to turn your work into a story. You will learn how to...

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