23 January

Spaces still available: Media Training for Historians (PGRs, researchers, academics) 20th Feb 2017 #phdchat #twitterhistorians @elizafilby

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Are you looking to increase your media profile? Do you stumble and fumble when in front of a camera? Are you protective about your research wary of handing over all your hard work to some enquiring TV researcher? This one-day media training course is especially designed for historians who are interested in engaging with the media […]

23 January

GradTrain: Spring Courses

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GradTrain has an extensive series of workshop at unis across the UK in Jan/Feb. King’s College London, Grad School 26th Jan  ‘Writing for the arts and humanities’ led by Dr Eliza Filby and Dr Shanon Shah Reading Grad School, 30th Jan ‘Communication skills for PGRs’ led by Jack Blackburn and Dr Eliza Filby De Montford Uni, […]

21 November

Coming to a Graduate School near you! GradTrain PGR Workshop Calendar Nov-Jan 2017

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GradTrain will be training PGRs at the following universities in the next couple of months: 30th November       Presentation Skills for PGRs      Cardiff Grad School 10th January            Public Speaking for Non-Native Speakers   Westminster Grad School 16th January            Public Speaking for […]

21 November

GradTrain ‘Public Speaking Workshop for Historians’ @ihr_history

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STORIES SECRET OF PUBLIC SPEAKING GradTrain facilitated a workshop at the ‘home of history’ @ihr_history on the 7th November. Historians are very lucky in that they have great, often fascinating, unknown stories to tell. Academic training however often encourages us to analyse which sometimes means that the narrative, drama and characters of your research can […]

21 November

Public Speaking Workshop for Graduates @KingsCollegeLon

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Gradtrain ran a Public Speaking workshop at King’s College London Graduate School on the 1st November. We helped researchers (some of whom were at the start of their PhD) to think about how they could communicate their expertise to a general audience, specifically using audio-visual resources. One of the things that students find most useful […]

21 November

Public Speaking Training @ Winchester School for Boys

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Early October saw GradTrain do their annual trip to Winchester School, Studium to train the boys on the art of Public Speaking. They were some accomplished debaters in the group and many were familiar with the acting training but we took them through the key elements which should be in a speech and how breathing is […]

21 July

GradTrain @ Queen Mary University

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GradTrain went to Queen Mary University on the 20th June to teach their PGRs public speaking. Top Tip of the day: speak from your gut not from your head. You are likely to have greater clarity of thought, be able to breath properly and will create strength in the voice.

17 June

Media Training at Cambridge Uni 16th June 2016

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GradTrain spent the day at Cambridge University Life Sciences department teaching students about how the media works, how to link your work to a story, how to get broadcasters interested in your work and how to master the three minute interview. Students ranged from an expert in the Chinese translations of Ezra Pound to those […]

17 June

GradTrain visits Lancs Uni 6th June

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GradTrain visited Lancaster Uni on 6th June to teach Science and Tech postgraduates how to ‘Broadcast their research’. One student was developing an anti-hacking security system for large buildings, another was trying to come up with an more effective scanning system at airports, another was working on how small children develop their senses…. Fascinating and […]

17 June

GradTrain Public Speaking Course Durham Uni 1st June 2016

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GradTrain made the trip up to Durham Grad School to teach a one-day course in Presentation Skills for researchers. Students came from all disciplines and were at different stages but struggled when it came to speaking about their research. Our actor in residence, Jack Blackburn took them through the importance of breadth, articulation and how […]