An Introduction to Science Communication: How, Why, What? (GGG) online

Target group:
PhD students of the GGG, other PhD students if free places are available

The workshop consists of the following two sessions:
22.02.2024, 10:00 - 12:30 h &
23.02.2024, 10:00 - 12:30 h

Venue: online (You will receive login data via e-mail.)
Available seats: 16
Target group: beginners and advanced learners
Course language: English
Lecturers: Melissa Sollich and Romas Bielke
Melissa Sollich is responsible for International Communication in the public relations team of the central adimistration of Göttingen University and is Coordinator of the Post-Doc-Network at Göttingen University.
Romas Bielke is head of the press office section in the public relations team of the central adimistration of Göttingen University. He is press spokesperson, coordinator of day-by-day media relations and responsible for internal communication.

Seminar objectives:
The teaching will be in the form of short interactive seminars, with breaks and games for students and time for questions and answers. It will give researchers an overview of the main elements of science communication, including the tools to successfully communicate your research plus useful tips and common pitfalls

Session I
You will learn how to communicate your research to different audiences and what makes a good story. You will find out how journalists and the press operate.

Session II
We will consider controversial topics and difficult questions, followed by different ways to be involved - from science events to social media – plus what support you can get from the University. There will be time for questions and answers.

Conditions of participation:

  • The course will be delivered in English. However, German translations can be offered at any time. Questions and discussion can be in either language.
  • The second session will build on the first so researchers should be available for both

Credits: 0 credits

Please, send an e-mail to
contact for further information: Dr. Nelly C. Schubert, Phone: +551 39-28219

This course is organized by the Göttingen Graduate School of Social Sciences (GGG).

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