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21st Century Scientist: Media Masterclass for Scientific Innovation 

Enabling Innovation - 21st Century Scientist Series - Support for SMEs

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Helping graduate scientists working in SME’s gain the communication skills they need in a scientific world.

  • From: Thursday 15 February 2018, 12.30 pm
  • To: Thursday 15 February 2018, 4 pm
  • Registration: 12.30 am
  • Location: Nottingham Trent University, Clifton Campus, Clifton Lane, Clifton, NG11 8NS
  • Cost: Free
  • Booking deadline: Wednesday 14 February 2018, 5.00 pm
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Event details

This workshop will focus on improving the confidence and communication skills of graduate scientists working in small and medium businesses.

Interviews come in many forms, you may have to talk to media regarding a new breakthrough, a funding board to enthuse them and get the money you need for your work or pitching for projects.

Whichever it is, it comes down to confidence in your own ability and this workshop aims to give you that. In similar groups to our first workshop, you will take part in an interactive session to explore interview and pitching skills, offering positive feedback and constructive criticism.

Content will include:

  • A short introduction by Dave Fairhurst
  • A short 10 minute interview conducted by your peers, based around a variety of topics from your research to your interests. The group will then watch the video back and discuss the pro’s and con’s of the interview.
  • A tour of  Science & Technology Facilities, within your group.

Many young scientists leave Education with a brilliant knowledge of their subject but can be held back by shyness and a lack of education in the soft skills. This workshop aims to give you the footings to build a portfolio of these skills to help you better communicate your ideas and projects to your contemporary’s and colleagues in an effective manner.

This workshop is part of a series of workshops covering a variety of tools a modern scientist will need to innovate.


12:30 - Registration and Networking
13.00 – Welcome (Tom Sanders)
13.05 – Introduction to the workshop (Dave Fairhurst)
13.15– Split into groups and begin interviews
15.00 – Tour of Biocity facilities
16:00 - Event close.

21st Century Scientist Programme

This event is part of a series of events promoting innovation and modern scientist skills. Sign up to all our events below:

Workshop 1 – Informal discussions 17 January 2018

Workshop 2 –Media Masterclass for Scientific Innovation 15 February 2018

Workshop 3 – Engaging Scientific Writing 8 March 2018

Workshop 4 – Infographics 28 March 2018

Booking information

To book please click the 'Reserve your place' button above and complete the short online booking process.

If you have any queries in the meantime please contact Tom Sanders from the Enabling Innovation team:
Thomas Sanders MSci
Innovation Consultant – Enabling Innovation
Tel.: 0115 848 3944


This event is free to attend, but attendees must register in advance. In order to attend this event you must be eligible for support from the Enabling Innovation Programme, which supports SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire.

Enabling Innovation is a three-year collaboration between Nottingham Trent University, the University of Nottingham, and the University of Derby to support SMEs in Derbyshire and Nottinghamshire to innovate. It is part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF).

Location details


Nottingham Trent University
Clifton Campus
Clifton Lane
NG11 8NS

Past event

Still need help?

Thomas Sanders
0115 848 3944