Science Writing for Policy and Political Engagement
There is an increasing need for scientists to get involved in the formation of policy.
Politicians are infrequently versed in science, but likewise scientists often lack the skills required to clearly communicate their research to a policy literate audience. The course will provide advice on how to maximise the impact of scientific writing with a policy audience, communicating your message in the most simple and clear manner for people with little scientific understanding and very little time.
Click on the pdf link below to download the Science Policy Writing course. Contained within you will find a course designed to help scientists who want to communicate with policymakers.
In short you should find:
- Some guidelines on how to write a policy statement
- An insight into the policy process
- Some examples of successful RSC science policy activity
- The opportunity to engage with a community of policy-interested scientists
- A chance to write a policy statement on a topic of your choice, and then feedback from RSC programme managers.
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Science Policy Writing Course
Download the Science Policy Writing guide to complete the course.
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Follow Us on Twitter
Check out @RSC_Roadmap for information about news, events and policy
myRSC Science and Policy Group
Get involved with science policy discussion through the RSC's Science and Policy group on myRSC
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Contact and Further Information
Royal Society of Chemistry, Thomas Graham House, Science Park, Milton Road, Cambridge CB4 0WF
Tel: +44 (0) 1223 432477
Fax: +44 (0) 1223 426594