LSE Shout is a brand new interdisciplinary weekend workshop aimed at helping research students create impact from their research. Over the course of the workshop participants will have the opportunity to work with experts from the worlds of design, filmmaking and stand-up comedy, who will teach you a variety of different methods for presenting your research engagingly and effectively. The skills you learn will be transferrable to a wide range of contexts, and will ensure that you are well placed to communicate your research to both experts and non-experts alike. Places are limited, and you are advised to apply soon to avoid disappointment.
Session one: Creating posters from your research
This session will offer the opportunity to learn from an industry expert the basics of poster design. See how formatting, fonts and use of image can help an audience to engage with your research.
Session two: Web design for academic purposes
At this session, a professional web designer will teach you the basic skills necessary to set up an engaging and informative website based on your research.
Session three: Stand-up comedy for researchers
This session will offer the opportunity to learn from a professional comedian some of the methods employed in stand-up comedy, and how these might be used in academic contexts.
Session four: Research films
At this session you will learn how to create engaging and entertaining short-films from your research.
N.B. sessions are subject to change
The workshop will be held at Cumberland Lodge, Windsor Great Park, from Friday 27 to Sunday 29 June 2014. The workshop will begin with an introductory session at LSE from 1.30pm on Friday 27 June, and we expect to arrive back at LSE at around 6pm on Sunday 29 June. Accommodation, meals and travel by coach included.
Apply for your place using our online booking form
This workshop is funded jointly by the LSE Teaching and Learning Centre and the LSE Doctoral Training Centre. Places are limited and by application only. Preference will be given to advanced stage PhDs, and a number of places have been reserved for ESRC-funded students. A number of places have also been reserved for research staff.
In order to apply for a place on this weekend workshop you will be required to send a cheque for £100 which will serve as a deposit. Cheques will only be cashed in the event of cancellation after the cut-off date of Friday 13 June 2014. Uncashed cheques will be returned to attendees at the close of the event.
Cheques, made out to 'Teaching and Learning Centre', should be sent to Josie Lloyd, Teaching and Learning Centre, LSE, Houghton Street, London WC2A 2AE. Please enclose a covering note with your cheque stating that it is the deposit for Shout and also giving your name, department and email address.