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Writing for The Conversation

25 Apr 2024

New online training for researchers interested in writing for The Conversation is mapped to the Vitae Researcher Development Framework

Vitae, the non-profit programme supporting the professional development of researchers, has mapped training by The Conversation to its Researcher Development Framework

The Conversation is an independent, not-for-profit news analysis and opinion blog where academics provide an informed view on topical issues.   

This training, mapped by Vitae, supports researchers to develop competencies to enhance their knowledge and intellectual abilities to undertake research; to develop personal effectiveness particularly as it relates to professional and career development; and to develop competencies in relation to research impact, influence and impact. 

PhD candidates, researchers and academics have the option to access training at a time that best suits them or attend one of the four live training sessions: How we work with academics; How to write for The Conversation; How to Pitch for The Conversation; and Writing for Insights. 

You can read all the details at:  

This online provision is in addition to the in-person training still available through our Media Relations Team. 

Joining The Conversation 

Our University is an institutional member of The Conversation and our articles attract significant global readership, with 84% read by international audiences. Over the past three months, ten UoM authors wrote nine articles that resulted in 290,064 reads. We have 420 academics signed up to write for The Conversation.  

Read some of our colleagues’ most popular articles – and find out how to get involved.  

Further information 

If you are interested in writing for The Conversation, adding your name to a waiting list for training, or would like to learn more, contact our News and Media Relations team via email at:     

There’s also further information for staff and PGRs interested in taking their research to a global public audience on the Promoting your research website and in resources developed for this year’s Research Communications Conference (February 2024):