OPD Workshop: Finding Humour in your Work and Research

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesParticipation in workshop, seminar, course


Workshop summary

If you’re a budding comedian, looking for a new public engagement opportunity or want a new challenge then we have the right workshop for you. During this workshop, participants will learn about what Bright Club is, how it works and why it is a great way for researchers to learn about communicating their research. With the help of a Bright Club organiser and stand-up comedian, participants during this workshop will get a taste of how humour and creativity helps researchers build their confidence in public speaking and as effective communicators. It will be a lively, fun and participative session.

Aims and Objectives

Facilitator Susan Morrison is the founding compere at The Stand comedy clubs in Glasgow, Edinburgh and Newcastle and has trained hundreds of people from Universities to communicate their research in funny ways to different audiences.

Bright Club is a stand-up comedy show that collides worlds of comedy and research. We hope that each participant will take part in one of our Bright Club comedy shows but there is much more to finding humour in your research. It’s useful when speaking to any audience including funders, collaborators and the general public. More importantly it breeds confidence and makes you more memorable, which supports career progression and media work. The biggest incentive we can offer is that the workshop enhances skills and is brilliant fun.
Period2 Mar 2020
Event typeWorkshop
LocationDundee, United KingdomShow on map
Degree of RecognitionLocal