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Communication in Science - Meet the Press with 'Science in Public'

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Doherty Institute Auditorium

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The MDHS ECR Network will be providing an invaluable opportunity to gain science communication and media training with the highly regarded Science in Public team. Science in Public have been involved in training scientists in communication and event promotion for over a decade. Here, they will host 2 major events, the first, a free 90 minute meet the press forum with Alicia McMillan (Weekend Chief of Staff, Channel 7 News), Donna Demaio (Senior Journalist, 3AW) and Luci van den Berg (Medical Reporter, Herald Sun) to discuss how to get your science story into the spotlight, all Faculty are welcome! Secondly, an exclusive one-day intensive workshop for 12 selected ECRs/MCRs with one-on-one training with media personalities and the Science in Public team to help improve your science communication skills and engage with a range of media types. Learn how to get your science story into the media! You will also be taken out to lunch – it’s a very rewarding day overall. This course will be FREE to the 12 selected entrants, and is an excellent opportunity as it normally comes at a cost of up to $2000 per person. For more details on Science in Public, please visit their website: http://www.scienceinpublic.com.au/

When: Meet the Press Forum - Thursday 26th October 2017, 6-8pm – Open to all UoM members.

Communication Workshop – 9am - 5pm, Thursday 2nd November 2017 - Open to all MDHS ECRs/MCRs however limited positions are available.

Where: Doherty Institute Auditorium, 792 Elizabeth Street Melbourne, 3000.

Registration: FREE. Registration for the Forum has been extended and now closes 23rd October 2017. https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/communication-in-science-tickets-37987858708.

Please note registration is for the Meet the Press Forum only. To apply for the Communication Workshop please see instructions below.

Interested candidates for the Communication Workshop can submit an application including their CV (max 3 pages, 12pt) and a short answer to 'How do you think the Communication in Science workshop with benefit you as an ECR/MCR?' (max 150 words). Applications close 22nd October 2017. Submissions are to be emailed to MDHS-ECRnetwork@unimelb.edu.au.

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