Edge Hill has been a member of the online publication The Conversation for the last year. It provides an outlet for researchers at universities to write short pieces on topical issues. These articles are typically around 800 words and could be comment, analysis or explanatory pieces.
Articles in The Conversation are aimed at the general public rather than at fellow researchers. These articles can be read on The Conversation but may also be picked up and used by other publishers in their original form and with full credit given under a Creative Commons licence. This can help articles reach very large audiences.
The Conversation’s new North West editor, Paul Keaveny will be on campus on Wednesday 29th March to deliver two training sessions.
Session 1 – Writing for a general audience – Wednesday 29th March, 10am – 12 noon, room B001.
Paul will provide a quick introduction to The Conversation and how they work, followed by a session on how to write for a general audience.
If you would like to attend this session, please get in touch with Hayley Rothwell in the Corporate Communications office on firstname.lastname@example.org, or ext. 6340.
Session 2 – Opportunity to receive advice on your pitch –Wednesday 29th, 1pm-4pm, SCR
This is an informal session in which people can work on a pitch and get feedback from Paul, or just pitch their ideas. Paul will be in the SCR from 1pm-4pm and you can just pop in and see him.
The Corporate Communications team can help guide you through the pitching process, however attending these sessions will be useful and provide you with a deeper insight into how The Conversation can help promote your research and knowledge.