Explore training courses related to community engagement organised by region below. This includes higher education courses such as undergraduate and masters' degrees, and professional development courses.

AFRICA

Stellenbosch University MPhil Science and Technology Studies (inc. Science and Public Engagement)

Where: Stellenbosch University, Western Cape Province of South Africa

When: Every year, beginning in February

Length: 1-year

Language: English

Suitable for: those with an honours degree in any field of science (including natural, social, agricultural, and health sciences, as well as humanities), or a postgraduate diploma (with an average mark of 65% or higher).

This course focuses on the study of science and technology. It comprises three options: General; Research Management and Evaluation; and Science and Public Engagement. The ‘Science and Public Engagement’ option focuses on the relationship between science and society from a ‘sociology of science’ perspective. Modules for this option include: Research Uptake and Social Impact, Science and its Publics, and Scientific Communication.

Deadlines for applications are 30 September (South African students) or 31 August (International students) of the preceding year.

Email scb@sun.ac.za with enquiries.

For more information, visit the Stellenbosch University website.

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MSocSC (Masters of Social Science Degree) in Health Research Ethics, at the South African Research Ethics Training Initiative (SARETI)

Where: SARETI, University of Kwazulu-Natal, South Africa

When: The SARETI programme is not being run in 2018, but will resume in 2019.  

Length: 2 years (10 months with SARETI, 14 months at trainees’ home institutions)

Language: English

Suitable for: All professionals whose work is intimately involved with health research ethics. All applicants need at least a Bachelor's (honours) or 4-year equivalent degree to be eligible to enroll. In addition, current and future experience and involvement in the ethics of health research is essential.

This MSocSC aims to provide trainees with a solid theoretical foundation and practical competence to conduct and lead ethical reviews of health research, and to train others to complete ethical reviews. Modules include: Introduction to Bioethics, Critical Issues in Informed Consent, Research Ethics: African and Indigenous Perspectives, Ethical Issues in Community-Based Research etc.

Contact: pettitc@ukzn.ac.za

Download the application form here.

Scholarships: SARETI will offer full scholarships, including living and transport expenses, to up to four students from Africa each year. These are available to professionals involved in health ethics and health research and who are resident in Africa. For more on scholarships, contact pettitc@ukzn.ac.za

SARETI provides financial assistance to each funded SARETI graduate annually to support the completion of the SARETI research thesis on each students’ return to their home institution.

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Training of Facilitators (TOF)

Where: AMREF Health Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

When: Courses start in May and October

Length:  2 weeks

Language: English

Suitable for: Targets trainers, teachers, human resource personnel, community facilitators, project managers, and training consultants.

This course applies a hands-on approach to participatory teaching methods and skills, and ensures that trainees acquire knowledge and skills to deliver training in a stimulating atmosphere.  

Cost: Kes 70,000 ($700)

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Monitoring and Evaluation

Where: AMREF Health Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

When: Courses starting in February, May, August, and November

Length: 2 or 4 weeks

Language: English

Suitable for: Project managers, project officers, and project assistants. As well as Quality Assurance Officers, Administrators, Human Resources and Finance Officers.

This course gives participants a clear understanding of the process of initiating sustainable intervention projects, including planning, management and implementation.

Cost: kes 70,000/$700 (for 2 weeks) or Kes 140,000/$1,400 (4 weeks)

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Leadership and Management in Community Development Programmes

Where: AMREF Health Africa, Nairobi, Kenya

When: Courses start in April and September

Length: 2 weeks

Language: English

Suitable for: Managers, officers, administrators involved in project implementation at a community level.

This course gives participants a clear understanding of the process of initiating sustainable intervention projects, planning, management and implementation.

Cost: Kes 70,000 ($700)

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Monitoring and Evaluation for Results

Where: Cape Town, South Africa

Length: 5 or 10 days

When: 1 - 5 April or 23 - 27 September (5-day course); 1 - 12 April or 23 September - 4 October 2019 (10-day course)

Language: English

Suitable for: Managers, and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officers who need to supervise, manage, plan and implement M&E in their projects and programmes.

This course for development professionals addresses M&E for the entire results chain and covers the latest M&E thinking and practice, including results approaches. This course will enable trainees to bring learning into practice and understand the differences between data, information, and knowledge which is a key aspect in ensuring strategic decision making. Examples of workshop activities include: planning a project using a logic framework, using participatory methods for data collection and analysis, and using M&E findings to stimulate learning, improvement and stakeholder buy-in.

Application deadline: 31 August 2018

This organisation (IMA International) also organises in-house, tailor-made training. Contact post@imainternational.com for more details on this.

Cost: £2,000 (5-days); £3,250 (10 days)

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Theory of Change and Strategic Planning

Where: Cape Town, South Africa

When: 16 - 20 September 2019

Length: 5 days

Language: English

This course uses an action-learning process to enable trainees to develop a Theory of Change and understand key concepts in strategic planning. By the end of the course, trainees will be able to assess and analyse the impact they have contributed by applying participatory and other development methodologies.

Application deadline: 24 August 2018 (for September 2018 course)

This organisation (IMA International) also organises in-house, tailor-made training. Contact post@imainternational.com for more details on this.

Cost: £2,350

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Facilitator Train-the-Trainer - Short Course

Where: Pretoria, South Africa

Length: On enquiry.

When: On enquiry.

Language: English

Suitable for: All potential facilitators

This course aims to enable clinical and management subject experts to transfer knowledge and skills through effective and efficient training practices to adult learners within the higher education framework. The study material will over: adult learning principles, modes of instruction, presentation skills, interactive facilitation skills etc. Students will be awarded with a certificate on completion.

Cost: R 4,010

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Advanced Certificate in Monitoring and Evaluation

Where: Gauteng, South Africa

When: September 2018

Length: 1-year (3 workshops + self-study over 1-year)

Language: English

Suitable for: Any individual who has identified a need to further develop their M&E knowledge and skills, additional to their current vocational focus e.g. a manager whose performance agreement demands the effective design and management of M&E systems for a programme or organisation.

The purpose of this course is to equip people across a variety of sectors with the knowledge and skills to successfully design and implement sound monitoring and evaluation systems from programme/project initiation and to close-out. Modules include: Introduction to M&E principle and concepts; designing programme monitoring systems; managing data quality; designing evaluations for field-based programmes etc. The course is structured uniquely and allows students to learn in the following ways: self-study of course material; 3 workshops with experts; applying theory/techniques in context of workplace project; presentation of project to fellow students; and reflective assignments.

Cost: R 14,290

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ASIA

Monitoring and Evaluation for Results

Where: Bangkok, Thailand

Length: 5 or 10 days

When: 5 day course: 18 - 22 February or 18 - 22 November 2019; 10-day course: 18 February - 01 March or 18 - 29 November 2019.

Language: English

Suitable for: Managers, and Monitoring & Evaluation (M&E) Officers who need to supervise, manage, plan and implement M&E in their projects and programmes.

This course for development professionals addresses M&E for the entire results chain and covers the latest M&E thinking and practice, including results approaches. This course will enable trainees to bring learning into practice and understand the differences between data, information, and knowledge which is a key aspect in ensuring strategic decision making. Examples of workshop activities include: planning a project using a logic framework, using participatory methods for data collection and analysis, and using M&E findings to stimulate learning, improvement and stakeholder buy-in.

Application deadline: 19 October 2018

This organisation (IMA International) also organises in-house, tailor-made training. Contact post@imainternational.com for more details on this.

Cost: £2,000 (5 days) £3,250 (10 days)

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Theory of Change and Strategic Planning

Where: Bangkok, Thailand

When: 11 - 15 November 2019

Length: 5 days

Language: English

This course uses an action-learning process to enable trainees to develop a Theory of Change and understand key concepts in strategic planning. By the end of the course, trainees will be able to assess and analyse the impact they have contributed by applying participatory and other development methodologies.

Application deadline: 11 October 2019 

This organisation (IMA International) also organises in-house, tailor-made training. Contact post@imainternational.com for more details on this.

Cost: £2,350

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Joint NUS/ANU MSc in Science Communication

Where: Full-time (one semester in NUS, Singapore, and one semester in ANU, Australia); Part-time (entire programme in NUS, Singapore)

When: Starts in January each year

Length: 1 year (full-time), 2 years (part-time)

Language: English

Suitable for: Those in policy-making, education, journalism, and teaching. Those with a Bachelor's degree in Science with honours. Applications without an honours degree but with relevant working experience in Science Communication may be considered.

This course is a Joint MSc between the National University of Singapore (NUS) and the Australian National University (ANU). The course aims to foster in its participants the skills necessary to: be competent, confident and effective communicators of science and technology to the general public and school-age audiences; develop materials for effective communication to non-specific audiences. Modules include: Public Events for Science Engagement, Science and Public Policy, Cross Cultural Perspectives in Science Communication, and Science Communication in Schools.

Application deadline: 15 September. Click here to apply.

Cost: S$36,750 (full-time) or S$18,400 (part-time) per annum for international students. S$9,450 (full-time) or S$4,750 (part-time) per annum for Singapore Citizens.

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Community Forums Management

Where: Dubai, United Arab Emirates (OR in-house training at your organisation)

When: 2019 dates to be announced

Length:  5 days

Language: English, Arabic

Suitable for: NGOs, team leaders, project managers, consultants, freelancers etc.

This course addresses the ‘research-based’ needs of development workers and managers. This course will cover: types of community forums and their characteristics, challenges for community forums to function, and the sustainability and maintenance of community forum operations.

Cost: $2,745.00 (includes course certificate, training materials, lunch and refreshments, tuition fee).

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AUSTRALASIA

Masters in Science Communication, Australian National University

Where: Australian National University, Canberra, Australia

When: January each year.

Length: 2-years (full time)

Language: English

Suitable for: those with a bachelor degree or international equivalent with a minimum GPA of 5/7 in a cognate area (e.g. Maths, Sciences, Information technology, Health, Education, Communication and Media)

This course combines theoretical and practical aspects of science communication, and delves into topics that include: science in the media, science and public policy, ethics of science, and cross-cultural science communication. Students will have the skills and knowledge to: identify, apply, and evaluate science communication strategies for diverse audiences using a range of means, media, and technologies; develop appropriate qualitative and quantitative research tools and strategies to investigate, justify, and interpret science communication theories, methods, and conclusions.  

Cost: $32,256.00 (domestic), $38,592.00 (international). Scholarships available here.

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Humanitarian Institute Community Engagement Workshop

Where: Sydney, Australia

When: 5th October 2018

Length: One day

Language: English

Suitable for: Anyone interested in community engagement and how it can have a positive impact across society. Trainees can be individuals, grassroots organisations, mid-large NGOs, private or public sector actors and content is applicable for domestic and international contexts.

The workshop provides trainees with the opportunity to gain theoretical knowledge and practical tools to support community-based social change and engagement. The workshop trainers challenge the historical tendency to work ‘on’ rather than ‘with’ communities. Trainees will expand their knowledge and skills in relation to working with the interactions, networks, structures, and processes at the community level. Whilst not specific to health research, many of the methodologies and approaches addressed in this training will be of relevance to the Mesh community.

Registration now open: Click here to enrol on the course.

Cost: from AUD$195.00

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Joint NUS/ANU MSc in Science Communication

Where: Full-time (one semester in ANU, Australia, and one semester in NUS, Singapore)

When: Starts in January each year

Length: 1 year (full-time)

Language: English

Suitable for: Those in policy-making, education, journalism, and teaching. Those with a Bachelor's degree in Science with honours. Applications without an honours degree but with relevant working experience in Science Communication may be considered.

This course is a Joint MSc between the Australian National University (ANU) and National University of Singapore (NUS). The course aims to foster in its participants the skills necessary to: be competent, confident and effective communicators of science and technology to the general public and school-age audiences; develop materials for effective communication to non-specific audiences. Modules include: Public Events for Science Engagement, Science and Public Policy, Cross Cultural Perspective in Science Communication, and Science Communication in Schools.

Application deadline: 15 September. Click here to apply.

Cost: S$36,750 (full-time) or S$18,400 (part-time) per annum

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SOUTH AMERICA

University of FioCruz Masters Programme: Science, Technology and Health Communication

Where: University of FioCruz, Rio De Janeiro

When: Keep an eye on their website for next course dates.

Length: 12 - 24 months

Language: Portuguese

Suitable for: Those with undergraduate degrees who work in the academic or practical sphere in the area of the dissemination of science, technology and health and science communication .

This course is directed at those interested in producing new knowledge, exploring novel approaches and targeting new groups in dialogues around fields of health, science, and technology in society whether nationally or internationally. Lines of research might include: education, communication and medicine, science, culture and society, or understanding the public and audiences. The training is tailored towards communicating science and educating the public, rather than a two-way engagement approaches.

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Theatre of the Oppressed International Training

Where: Rio de Janeiro, Brazil

When: 9th - 21st December 2018

Length: 2-weeks

Language: English

This course will include an in-depth introduction to the methodology and rigorous facilitation training guided by the Centre for Theatre of the Oppressed. The end goal of the programme is for participants to be able to incorporate Theatre of the Oppressed in their ongoing work as teachers, activists, artists, and community organisers.

Cost: $1,600 (early bird)

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EUROPE

NCCPE Excellence in Engagement Courses

Beginners’ Guide to Public Engagement

Where: Tbc through enquiry

When: Tbc through enquiry

Length: One day

Language: English

Suitable for: Researchers, research managers, public engagement professionals

This interactive workshop offers delegates the opportunity to explore the key ingredients needed to develop a high quality public engagement activity.

High Quality Public Engagement

Where: Tbc through enquiry

When: Tbc through enquiry

Length: One day

Language: English

Suitable for: Researchers, research managers, public engagement professionals

An opportunity for delegates who already have some experience of public engagement to extend their practice and develop their skills.

Both of the above courses are run on request.

Cost: £950 (1-20 people), £1600 (21-40 people), + £305 (Development time = adapts the course specifically to your context/setting)

Apply:Click here to make  a request.

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NCCPE Evaluation Courses

Evaluation for Researchers

Where: Tbc through enquiry

When: Tbc through enquiry

Length: One day

Language: English

Suitable for: Researchers, research managers, public engagement professionals

This interactive workshop will encourage you to think about why evaluation is important and what it can tell you; ideal for those looking to increase their confidence in using evaluation and develop a robust evaluation plan.

Cost: £950 (1-20 people), £1600 (21-40 people), + £305 (Development time = adapts the course specifically to your context/setting)

Evaluation Masterclass

Where: Tbc through enquiry

When: Tbc through enquiry

Length: Half day

Language: English

Suitable for: Researchers, research managers, public engagement professionals

Designed for those with experience of evaluation, this advanced course enables delegates to explore how to use evaluation effort to best effect in informing work, improving practice, and evidencing impact.

Cost: £600 (1-20 people), £950 (21-40 people), + £200 (Development time = adapts the course specifically to your context/setting)

Apply:Click here to make an enquiry.

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NCCPE Partnership and Stakeholder Courses

Building Sustainable Partnerships

Where: Tbc through enquiry

When: Tbc through enquiry

Length: One day

Language: English

Suitable for: Researchers, research managers, public engagement professionals

This course equips participants to realise the potential of different types of partnership by exploring how to develop strategic relationships, good practice principles and establishing mutually beneficial ways of working.

Cost: £950 (1-20 people), £1600 (21-40 people), + £305 (Development time = adapts the course specifically to your context/setting)

Apply:Click here to make an enquiry.

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UWE Science Communication Masterclass

Where: We The Curious, Bristol, UK

When: Keep an eye on the UWE website for dates of the next course.

Length: 4 days (runs roughly once a year)

Language: English

Suitable for: those with little or no experience in the field of science communication; practising scientists wishing to enhance the public engagement element of their research; science graduates interesting in science communication; CPD for scientists/teachers; people working in research councils with a communication element to their role.

The masterclass will cover historical and social contexts of science communication, scientific literacy and public understanding, publics and engagement, and methods of engaging the public. Further interactive sessions will explore: adapting to audiences, evaluating projects, facilitation skills, honing your science writing, social media as a science communication tool, and strategic and creative thinking.

Register your interest by sending a short email mentioning the Masterclass to science.communication@uwe.ac.uk

Cost: £750 (£600 concessionary rate)

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Science Communication Building Blocks -  UWE Short Course

Where: Tbc through enquiry.

When: Tbc through enquiry.

Length: one or two days, depending on your programme.

Language: English

Suitable for:  Anyone with an interest in science communication. The course offers three levels of content:

  • Introductory: no prior experience of science communication

  • Intermediate: some previous experience of science communication

  • Advanced: previous experience of science communication and actively working in the field

This course can be tailored to your specific needs. Create your own bespoke programme by picking from a wide-selection of three -ur sessions covering relevant topics for contemporary science communication and public engagement.Topics include (amongst others): working with schools, writing about science for the public, promoting research through social media, telling your story, and engaging hard to reach audiences: inclusivity in science communication. Click here for a full list of the courses on offer.

To apply for a training sessions and for a quotation, complete their online booking form.

Cost: Varies depending on course, number of delegates, and location. From £800.  

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UWE MSc/Postgraduate Diploma in Science Communication

Where: University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK

When: Starting September 2019

Length: 12-18 months full-time, or 30-42 months part-time

Language: English

Suitable for: Anyone with an interest in science communication. Applicants usually have an honours degree in a relevant subject.

The course will provide a broad theoretical foundation in issues such as the rationale for public engagement with science, understanding the audience, the role of the media in society, communication theory and models of informal learning. Students will then have the opportunity to specialise and develop a portfolio that shows their expertise as a science communicator.

Cost: £6,500 (UK/EU), £13,000 (International). Bursaries available (click here to find out more).

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UWE Postgraduate Certificate in Practical Science Communication

Where: University of the West of England (UWE), Bristol, UK

When: Starting September 2019

Length: 1 year (part-time)

Language: English

Suitable for: Anyone with an honour degree in a relevant subject at 2:2 or above (UK) or of comparable standard.

This course focuses on practical (rather than theoretical) skills development. Students will develop skills in science writing, cutting-edge science communication techniques, and the abilities they’ll need to develop and run science communication projects (inc. devising and managing projects, evaluations and funding).

Cost: £2,167. Bursaries available (click here to find out more).

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UCL Skills and Strategies for Community Engagement

Where: University College London (UCL), London, UK

Length: In 2 parts: part one - 1 day, part two - 3 days.

Language: English

Suitable for: Anyone who needs to engage local communities and users in their professional practices, and/or research. Don’t need any previous experience with community engagement to take this course.

This course provides an introduction to community engagement, and helps trainees to develop skills and strategies for effectively working with community groups and users. In part one, trainees will learn practical skills to improve how you engage with groups and uses, and in part two, trainees will learn management strategies for setting up community engagement initiatives.

There currently isn’t a date for this course. Please contact Charlotte Barrow to register your interest: engex@ucl.ac.uk

Cost: Parts One and Two £1,080 (Part One £300, Part Two £900) (Concessions may be available)

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University of Edinburgh MSc in Science Communication and Public Engagement

Where: University of Edinburgh, Edinburgh, UK

When: Every year, beginning in September

Length: 1-year

Language: English

Suitable for: those who hold a degree in an appropriate subject with an excellent or very good classification (equivalent to first or upper second class honours in the UK). May also accept equivalent qualifications or work experience. Click here for entry requirements on the University of Edinburgh’s country-specific pages for international students.

Within Edinburgh Medical School: Biomedical Sciences.

The programme covers the contexts for science communication, how the practice of public engagement has emerged over the ;past 15-20 years, and the current landscape of these fields. Through assessed work placements (e.g. at Edinburgh International Science Festival, EuroStemCell etc.), students will have the opportunity to develop the skills, awareness and understanding to be effective in the science communication and public engagement workplace. Alongside core courses, elective courses include: Creative Arts in Science Engagement, and Museum Exhibitions, Interpretation and Informal Learning.

Cost: £21,600 (International), £10,700 (UK/EU)

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Master in Science Communication

Where: Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Lisbon, Portugal

When: September 2018

Length: 1-year

Language: Portuguese

This degree focuses on the communication of science through a practical perspective, considering 3 main channels of communication: research institutions, educational institutions, and the media. Students will have the opportunity to discuss the relationship between science and society, and the responsibility of scientists in this relationship; learn about the evolution of the concept of science communication, and learn and train in tools of strategic communication and journalism.

Cost: EUR 1,100

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Master in Scientific, Medical and Environmental Communication

Where: Universitat Pompeu Fabra, Barcelona, Spain

When: October 2018

Length: 1 year

Language: Spanish

Suitable for: University graduates who wish to become scientific communication professionals.

This programme will prepare students to produce, manage and transmit scientific knowledge and the ideas and professional opportunities that derive from its application, and from its related technologies. Students will analysis sources of scientific information, their forms of transmission, the nature of relationships between the expert world, technological industries, and society, how these impact discoveries in people and the ethical problems associated with the whole process of how knowledge is handled. There is a module focussed on medical communications which provides students with a detailed understanding on how medical and health knowledge is communicated.

Cost: EUR 8,600

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International Summer School: Science Communication in Theory and Practice

Where: The University of Copenhagen, Denmark

When: 6th - 7th August 2018

Length: 2 days

Language: English

Suitable for: Open to Master’s and PhD students from any discipline, as well as professionals holding at least a Bachelor's Degree. Students do not need to have prior knowledge of science or communication.

This course is both theoretical and practical. In the theoretical part, students will learn basic theory of science communication such as narrative techniques and formats and how key messages can be conveyed clearly, accurately, and memorably. The practical part consists of workshop activities in which students will work together to produce high quality science communication products such as short films, podcasts, articles, and complementary social media. The course is supported by a programme of online teaching, readings, and short tasks.

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Forum Theatre Training Week 2018

Where: London, UK

When: 5th November 2017

Length: 5 days

Language: English

Suitable for: beginners, no prior experience necessary. It's an introduction for anyone interested in using theatre as a tool for debate and social change with communities, e.g. theatre practitioners, social activists, teachers, community workers, and youth workers.

An intensive training course introducing you to the theory and practice of forum theatre. Participants will learn how to devise a Forum Theatre piece and how to conduct a public Forum session. The week will culminate with a performance of the Forum Theatre pieces devised by the group to an invited audience of friends. The course will also explore Legislative Theatre practice - a method in which Forum Theatre is used as a basis for the formulation of policy, rules or legislation.

Cost: Individual: £450, NGO employer: £450, Commercial employer: £552

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PhotoVoice Training for Academic Courses and Institutions

Where: London, UK

Length: 1-day or 3-days

Suitable for: wide range of participants interested in social change and photography/digital media including: photographers, visual practitioners, voluntary sector and NGO staff, campaigners, statutory sector workers, researchers and academics.

In response to demand, PhotoVoice has adapted their PhotoVoice Training Course specifically for university settings. They are now in a position to offer a bespoke training service in PhotoVoice as a Participatory Action Research and Community-based Participatory Research tool drawing upon Participatory Action Research and Community-based Participatory Research models.

The PhotoVoice team will happily provide detailed and tailored support for your institution’s department or individual research project, by training existing staff or student groups, developing unique materials relevant to your research, and devising a strategic approach to implementing participatory research projects. This can be run over 1 or 3 days.

Structure Example (can be customised)

Day 1 - Participatory photography as a research tool, visual literacy and image dialogue and elicitation, representation and empowerment

Day 2 - Workshop planning and design including recruitment, the role of the facilitator, risk, creating safe programmes

Day 3 - Image data and analysis, working with text, ethical and informed consent, outputs and subsequent activities.

Cost:

1-day course (up to 12 participants) £1,750 + VAT, plus direct costs

3-day course (up to 12 participants) £5,000 + VAT, plus direct costs

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Science Communication and Bionics Degree at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Science - 50 tuition-fee-free places for foreign students (in particular from low- and middle-income countries)

 

Deadline: 30th June each year

 

 The three-year English-language science communication course at Rhine-Waal University of Applied Sciences runs from September of each year and applications can be submitted between May and the 30th June. The University offers up to 50 tuition-free places each year to students outside of Germany with the aim of opening up a field that has been criticised for being Eurocentric to applicants from low and middle income countries.

 

 The course compares the internationally very different systems of media, culture, science and policy-making and offers special language training, be it in English, German or other languages, in addition to their normal courses on writing and ethics. 

 

 In addition to learning the tools of trade of science and technology journalism, public relations and marketing, students study the political side of science, including risk communication, public affairs and lobbying.

 

 More course Informtaion here.

 

 Article on the course and scholarship opportunities on SciDev.Net here.

 

ANYWHERE

Tailored Participatory Action Research

Where: Hosted at your institution/organisations

When: On enquiry

Length: Typically 6 days (5 hours per day)

Language: English or Spanish

Suitable for: Organisations, universities, and social enterprises. Suitable for: community practitioners, facilitators, youth programme managers, activists, grassroots organisers, researchers, educators, social entrepreneurs, and university students.

RECREAR help organisations and universities to co-design participatory integration strategies for organisations or social enterprises that manage youth programmes of have youth as beneficiaries. The courses aim to: introduce the values, principles and theories of Participatory Action Research (PAR), outline how PAR can deepen learning practices in youth programmes, how to design research frameworks etc. Learners will take from the course: a new toolkit on PAR to integrate in their community projects, a research plan they can pursue with their communities, and a network of civil society practitioners.

Cost: On enquiry. Host organisation covers professional fees, airfare, and living costs.

Click here to find out more information: English or Spanish

UWE Bristol Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Science Communication

Where: Online

When: Starting January 2019

Length: 2 years

Language: English 

UWE Bristol's PGDip in Applied Science Communication will provide you with an applied introduction to this rapidly evolving field by an internationally renowned team. This innovative, fully-online course will enable you to develop your Science Communication expertise while maintaining existing commitments, wherever you are based. You will use a diverse range of content to help develop communication skills, with a particular focus on digital and face-to-face communication settings, as well as an understanding of science writing, festivals, museums and community engagement. 

Applicants must have a minimum lower second class honours degree in a relevant subject, or an equivalent for overseas students. Students must meet the minimum English Language requirements of the University for postgraduate study.

Cost: £4,336 (UK and EU students), £8,672 (Non-EU students) - check the website as these figures may change.

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