Science communication training

Upcoming available courses

Standard Science Communication Training

The standard level is aimed at those who are interested in volunteering at, and organising, different public engagement events with a range of different audiences. The training will cover how to plan events, how to identify your audience, and how to cater for different learning styles. It offers an excellent opportunity to generate event ideas that you can take away to replicate yourself or pass on to colleagues. 

Eligibility for booking

  • Places are limited and priority will be given to members of the College, although laboratory scientists and staff will also be considered.
  • If you would like to take part in the training for free, you will need to organise or help facilitate two public engagement activities in the year after your training date. You can also opt to pay for the training if you do not wish to agree to running two events within a year - the fee is £150.00
  • There are limited travel bursaries available for eligible applicants. Please contact us in the first instance to express your interest in these.
There are currently no spaces left on this course.

Advanced Science Communication Training

  • Wednesday 25 April 2018, 6pm-8.30pm and Thursday 26 April 2018, 9.30am-5pm
  • Chartered Institute of Public Finance and Accounting, 77 Mansell St, London E1 8AN
  • 15 places available for those who have already taken part in the standard level
  • 8 CPD credits for attending

The advanced level is only for those who have already taken part in the standard level of training. The training will use the Science Museum 'Lates' event to explore the way science communicators put their ideas into action. Participants will then have the opportunity, in collaboration with specialists from the Science Museum, to develop and present an idea for the Science Museum's July 'Late', which will be themed around the 70th Anniversary of the NHS. Watch the short video below for more information.

Eligibility for booking

  • Places are limited and will be offered on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • There is no fee for this training but attendees must be able to attend both parts of the training.
  • There are limited travel bursaries available for eligible applicants. Please contact us in the first instance to express your interest in these.

How to apply

Email publicengagement@rcpath.org with your full name, role/title and place of work. Specify which training you would like to sign up for and on what date. If you need help covering travel, please mention it then.