Science communication training

Upcoming available courses

Standard Science Communication Training

  • This is run once a year; the training for 2019 took place on 27 February 2019; the date of the next training session will be announced soon
  • 10 places available
  • 5 CPS credits available for attending

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.

Please email publicengagement@rcpath.org for more information and to sign up. Please provide your full name, role/title and place of work.

Advanced Science Communication Training

  • This is run once a year; the training for 2019 will take place on 25 - 26 September 2019
  • 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 then have the opportunity, in collaboration with specialists from the Science Museum, to develop and present an idea for one of the Science Museum's 'Late' event. Some of the 2019 attendees of the advanced training will deliver activities at the Science Museum's 'Late' event to launch their new medical galleries on 26 February 2020. 

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, and have attended the College's standard level training beforehand.
  • 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

You can apply to attend the advanced training by emailing publicengagement@rcpath.org with your full name, role/title and place of work. Note you need to have attended the standard-level science communication training to be eligible for a place. If you need help covering travel, please mention it then.