We've moved from a time where the masses would come together to discuss science and philosophy, sharing ideas and creating theories about how the world works.  

These days, science isn't shared easily with the public. Obstacles in communication block the transfer of knowledge between STEM and lay communities, preventing informed debate and decisions at local and national levels. 

Effective communication can build trust, spark meaningful discussion and ignite curiosity, giving STEM a stronger place within society and influencing the direction of our future.
You make time for what is important. And, The Chatty Scientist offers a range of accessible, affordable and flexible methods you can use to get access to these skills on the go or to fit around your busy schedule.

Whether it's our 1-day masterclass or attending a Chatty Scientist Live events, we have solutions that can work around you. By accessing our online courses, free blogs, and resources, you can find advice and activities to check out in your own time, on the train or over your morning coffee.

1) Outreach is becoming a requirement.

Within the UK, universities and research institutes have an obligation to work within their local community. This means science communication in the form of outreach and lay-targeted campaigns.

And, although many universities have a department that manages public relations, scientists are still a big part of that process.

On top of that, if you win funding for your research it's likely it comes with the condition that you take part in science communication to promote your work. Wouldn't it be easier if you knew the best tools and strategies from the beginning?

Yes.... Yes, it would! 
2) It will help your career.

Ever get stuck on the 'lay summary' when applying for a grant or feel flustered during a conference talk? You'll learn a range of communication methods that will help with writing funding applications and research proposals, improve your confidence with public speaking, and add clarity to presentations.

By looking at your research from a different perspective you could discover a new idea or an original approach to a problem you've not thought of yet.

And that's not all. You'll learn skills that are transferable to networking and job interviews, and you could find collaborations just by being more active on social media.

3) Boost awareness.

Communicating online or through the media, whether it is a tweet, blog or news story, can have great results on raising awareness of your science field, your research and you as a scientist.

One story can reach millions. And, not only help inform the public on latest scientific developments but also explain its' importance to the government and create a wider reach of awareness within the scientific community. 

Check out our blog on 9 reasons to book a Chatty Scientist masterclass