Engage key audiences and boost your reputation

How do we, as expert communicators, engage with our university communities to help build stronger brands and enhance value to society?    That’s a key question to be tackled at the #EUPRIO2019 annual conference in Poznań, Poland, from June 16-19.   Here Nic Mitchell takes a first look at how some of speakers and workshops will develop the theme. Inspire, Include and Engage Helping to set the scene will be…

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French higher education communicators celebrate 30th anniversary

France’s association for higher education communication professionals, ARCES, has been celebrating its 30th anniversary. To mark the occasion, ARCES has organised anniversary communication awards, which attracted 51 entries from 28 institutiorns. There were six categories and a list of the winners can be found here – (in French). Jobs survey ARCES members have also been taking part in the 6th French Observatory survey of jobs in communications. The biannual survey…

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Reward scientists who are good communicators, says think tank

Among measures to improve the way science is communicated to society, a German think tank is recommending rewarding scientists who are good at engaging with the public, reports NIC MITCHELL. Scientists who engage with the public deserve not just support and appreciation, but also “remuneration and incentives,” says a position paper from the Siggen Circle. The paper entitled, The Siggen Call for Action – Shaping science communication – followed a…

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