Persuasive Scientific Report Writing (Royal Society of Biology)

Event date: 
Monday, October 16, 2017
Event venue: 
Medical School, University of Birmingham, Vincent Drive, Edgbaston, Birmingham, B15 2SG, United Kingdom
Event description: 

For writers of technical, scientific and other related reports or documents, who wish to improve their report and general document writing skills.

Following the success of the previous courses in 2014, 2015 and 2016, the Society continues to offer this one-day introductory course. Participants will learn the principles and processes for high quality communication in scientific thinking and writing, with plenty of opportunity to discuss and practice the skills learnt.

Due to the interactive nature of the course, capacity is limited to 16 places, which are offered on a first come, first served basis.

Who is the course for?

For writers of technical, scientific and other related reports or documents, who wish to improve their report and general document writing skills.

What does the course cover?

  • Persuasive Writing - Getting your arguments across convincingly
  • Structured Writing - How to be logical, concise and to the point
  • Reader Analysis - Give your readers what they want from your writing
  • Issue Response - How to handle the tricky bits
  • Document Structure - Data, ideas, conclusions, what to put where reviewing - How to get and give effective reviews

The course will be run in an interactive style, where participation of course attendees will be encouraged. Participants will receive a course booklet covering the topics and ideas discussed, and exercises to develop their confidence in using them. Lunch and refreshments are included. 

About the course tutor:

Course tutor Cliff Collis has over 25 years of experience in personal research in physiology and biochemistry medical schools in London, as well as specialising in science communication for scientists. He then went on to work at a large pharmaceutical company as a communication specialist, working with drug development teams helping them prepare documents and presentations for health authority meetings to progress new drugs through the drug development approval procedure.

This event has been approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and can be counted as 21 CPD points.

Fees: From £100 +VAT

As a Member Organisation of the Royal Society of Biology, BSSS members are eligible to up to 50% discounts on RSB training courses.            

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