Introduction to Public Relations for Young Scientists (GAUSS / GGNB) online

External link to workshop details:

28. - 29.09.2023, 10am - 1pm

Venue: online

The workshop will take place online. The log-in data will be announced to registered participants in due time.

The workshop will be given by Romas Bielke and Melissa Sollich of the Public Relations Department of University of Göttingen.

Workshop description:
The workshop 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. The teaching will be in the form of short interactive seminars, with breaks and games for students and time for questions and answers.

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.

Testimonials by former participants:

The course was very helpful. I understood the relationship between press and science better.
The course revealed most of the aspects of Public Relationships Unit work. Quite useful for any scientist who even doesn't consider working with media directly. Nice relaxed atmosphere.
This course was a great opportunity for me to learn about reaching out to the public as a scientist.
This workshop introduces participants to public relations in a very concise and practical manner. Participants can bring in their own concerns and topics which are addressed in an immersive way.

Once your registration is binding, cancellation is only possible via the GGNB Office (NOT via contacting the trainer directly) with a) sick certificate, or b) statement by supervisor for science reasons. If you do not provide this, you will be excluded from courses for the next 12 months, as well as travel grants and other financial support. No exceptions.

By signing up you agree (1) to carefully check whether you will be able to attend the course (do not register for 2 courses taking place on the same dates - the above mentioned sanctions apply!), (2) to frequently check your student e-mail account, as all information on courses will exclusively be sent to that account; (3) that your name and e-mail address may be forwarded to the course instructor(s) for communication before and after the course; (4) to complete the course evaluation; (5) inform us if you no longer wish to maintain a waiting list position.

For registration and further information please contact Christin Schröter, GGNB Office: