Event Title Event Dates
Finding Humour in Your Research - Bright Club Workshop 20/02/17

Course Closed
 
Training Area Communication Specific AreaPresentation Skills
Course Type Workshop
Closing Date 17/02/17
Main TrainerSusan Morrison
Target background requirements
Student Year 1; Student Year 2; Student Year 3; Student Year 4; Student Year 5; Student Year 6; Student Year 7; Student Year 8; Student Year 9; Student Year 10; Student Year 11; Student Year 12; Student Year 13; Student Year 14; Student Year 15; Staff
Scope
Workshop summary
If you’re a budding comedian, looking for a new public engagement opportunity or want a new challenge then we have the right workshop for you.
During this workshop, participants will learn about what Bright Club is, how it works and why it is a great way for researchers to learn about communicating their research.

With the help of a Bright Club organiser and stand-up comedian, participants during this workshop will get a taste of how humour and creativity helps researchers build their confidence in public speaking and as effective communicators. It will be a lively, fun and participative session.

Facilitator Susan Morrison is the founding compere at The Stand comedy clubs in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle and has trained hundreds of people from Universities to communicate their research in funny ways to different audiences.

Bright Club is a stand-up comedy show that collides worlds of comedy and research. We hope that each participant will take part in one of our Bright Club comedy shows but there is much more to finding humour in your research. It’s useful when speaking to any audience including funders, collaborators and the general public. More importantly it breeds confidence and makes you more memorable, which supports career progression and media work.
The biggest incentive we can offer is that the workshop enhances skills and is brilliant fun.

Aims and Objectives
• Enhance communication skills
• Increase confidence in speaking to a range of audiences
• Public Engagement experience
• Creative perceptions of research

Pre-session Requirements
Before the sessions, attendees must prepare a short (no longer than three minutes) humourous story about their work/reserach, to share with the group story.

On-the-Day Details
Please arrive at least 10 minutes before the start of the workshop, to allow the facilitator to distribute materials.
Refreshments will be provided.

Researcher Development Framework (RDF)
http://www.vitae.ac.uk/researchers/428241/Researcher-Development-Framework.html

• D2 – Communication and Dissemination
• B1 – Personal Qualities
• D3 – Public Engagement
• A3 – Creativity

Quotes from Previous Participants
‘Constructive and funny.’