Science Communication - Pitching Your Research to a Broad Audience

A workshop offered by the Bonn Graduate Center.

Over the last decade, science communication has become more and more important in researchers' professional routines. Do you want to learn how to communicate your research to a broad audience? In this two day workshop, science journalist and presentation coach Marloes ten Kate will provide you with tools on how to present your work to laymen. 


Thursday, February 17, 2022
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

Friday, February 18, 2022
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m

Please register your interest in this workshop with your BIGS coordinator by September 8, 2021


Marloes ten Kate





Target Group

Doctoral students in all subject areas


Research, Research Management


17 units are applicable within the "Doctorate plus" certificate

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Course Content

  • Learn how to pitch your research in max. 3 minutes to a lay audience.
  • Learn how science journalists work and operate.
  • Learn how to craft an appealing story about science.
  • Learn how science journalists present science stories.
  • Understand why science stories are portrayed in the media a certain way and how to craft an appealing science story yourself.

Course Description

On day 1 you will learn how to pitch your research in a simple yet appealing way in just a few minutes. This is not only beneficial for future (poster) pitches, it is also a great way to share your knowledge in an understandable manner to a lay audience and to position yourself as an expert. At day 2 you will get a better understanding of how sciene communication works in the media.

You will be recording a video pitch on day 1, so it is advised to take any useful recording equipment with you. For instance a placeholder for your mobile phone, a good microphone and something from your research to show on camera. If you don't have any fancy equipment, don't worry, a simple webcam and microphone on your computer and laptop will do the trick as well. 


Bonn Graduate Center


+49 228 73-60141


Alte Sternwarte
Poppelsdorfer Allee 47
53115 Bonn

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