Edge Hill is a member of The Conversation, which is a key tool for highlighting research to a wide external audience. Editors at The Conversation work directly with academics to develop their stories, publish and share them.
Articles featured on The Conversation usually reach a wide audience through local, regional, national or international sources and since we began our membership articles written by Edge Hill academics have attracted 2.7 million reads. Showing how the research we do affects people is important for the awareness and reputation of the University and our courses, and the skills learned from journalists for writing for a non-specialist audience can directly translate into teaching and engaging with students.
Michael Parker, Membership Editor at The Conversation, will be holding a session on campus for academics during which he’ll explain how The Conversation works, how to write for it, and the benefits of writing for a non-academic audience.
The session will take place on Wednesday 22nd May, 10:30 – 12:30 (Law and Psychology lecture theatre)
For academics who have an idea for an article, or have something they would like to pitch, there is also the opportunity to have a one to one session with Michael between 1:30 – 3:30 (LP 0.30). Places are limited, so if you would like to take part in this session with him, please let us know.
If you would like to attend either of the sessions, please email firstname.lastname@example.org