I am not an expert on evaluation, but you don't need to be one to understand that it is a key part of any project that has aims! I touch on it briefly in my post detailing seven steps for a successful science communication project, but I wanted to go into more detail about evaluation … Continue reading Are You Leaving Evaluation Until The End?
The UK hosts some of the best science festivals in the world. Read this list of 6 festivals to give you a taste of what's on offer and you might even be inspired to attend one!
Who are "hard to reach" audiences? Are they truly hard to reach or are communicators using this term as an excuse and not trying hard enough? Find the answers in this post!
Science communication is exciting, but in order to really achieve something you need to follow a few key steps to make sure you've got everything covered. This list is the bare bones of planning a successful science communication project and after reading this, you will be able to go ahead and plan your own. If … Continue reading How to Succeed with Science Communication in 7 steps
The way you choose to communicate your research ultimately depends on your audience and the ways they like to digest information. However, below are some fun ideas that could be adpated for different audiences as well as being useful both online and offline in some cases. Lots of people listen to podcasts and with so … Continue reading 10 Creative Ideas to Communicate Your Research
In science communication, we are often misled by commonly used phrases such as "public engagement" and "public understanding of science" where we lead to believe that the audience for our work is merely "the public". In this post I'll be explaining why this is wildly unhelpful when you want to communicate something important like research … Continue reading 5 Reasons Why “The Public” Doesn’t Exist
I was inspired to write this blog post by the account @MinoritySTEM that was being curated by @Sarah_Cosgriff at the time of the tweet. She described her journey into science communication (sci comm) and it made me reflect on how I've got to my current position as a content designer in a science centre. Unlike … Continue reading My Science Communication Journey
I am white and the fact that talking about race makes white people uncomfortable is the very reason we should be talking about it. Talk to other white people about race and what can you do to help fight the corner of people of colour. The asnwer for you might not be easy and that's … Continue reading Let’s Talk About Race
Warning: If you are not comfortable reading about breasts and brassiers, do no read this. Despite staying at home a lot recently and not wearing a bra, I recently purchased an environmentally friendly, reasonably-priced, non-underwired bra which I never in a million years thought would exist! It seems bras have come so far from when … Continue reading Boobs and Bras
There are so many challenges going around at the moment; the song challenge, "Run 5- Donate 5- Nominate 5", find your first photo with your partner and various workout challenges. Stay with me though. A few weeks ago, my friend challenged us to exchange a fun fact every day and I thought I would post … Continue reading The Fun Fact Challenge