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
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
For me, going on the pill for the first time was a big deal. I was 18, in my first 'proper' relationship and the likelihood of getting pregnant was very high if I didn't use some form of contraception. I'm not sure why I didn't consider other forms of contraception, my mum had taken the … Continue reading The Contraceptive Pill and I
Toilet paper is the one thing that we always seem to be running out of in our house: I live with five other people and with me included, I'd say we go through about 18 rolls a month. This high consumption means that no one seems to notice when we're running out and leads to … Continue reading The Roll of the… Toilet
This week I’ve ticked something off my bucket list; working at a prison. Well, to tell the truth it was never on my bucket list, but I wish it had been! “Why were you working in a prison?” I hear you cry! Part of my job in the curious crew at the science centre in … Continue reading Locked Up: Communicating Science in a Prison