Sense About Science will be holding a Standing up for Science media workshop at the University of Manchester on Friday 14 March 2014, 10:30 – 17:00.

Are you passionate about your research? Do you think it is important for good science and evidence to be communicated to a wider audience? What can you do to address scientific misconceptions and misperceptions?

This full day event is free and for early career researchers in all sciences, engineering and medicine (PhD students, post-docs or equivalent in first job).

During the workshop we combine discussion about science-related controversies in media reporting with practical guidance and tips for how to deal with the media. Confirmed speakers include Victoria Gill, Science reporter at BBC; and Professor Matthew Cobb, University of Manchester.

Totally changed my perspective on the media and where scientists fit into news stories” – Previous participant

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These workshops are very popular and places are limited.

To apply send a CV and cover letter explaining your reasons for applying to Victoria Murphy email:

The University of Manchester partners this workshop and holds five priority places, so please ensure you identify which organisation you are affiliated with.

Closing date for applications is Friday 28 February.