Wits – Confidence Boosting Communication Training

Wits – Confidence Boosting Communication Training

The University of the Witwatersrand (Wits) is hosting FameLab SA for the first time this year!

Jive Media Africa was privileged to work with 17 researchers from a wide range of faculties and departments to enhance their science communication skills prior to the Wits FameLab SA heat. Wits’ participation in the heat demonstrates their commitment to taking science into public spaces, and we are excited to welcome them to the FameLab family.

The session was very interactive and prompted lots of discussion and debate about the role of science in society, and how to find the right amount of detail for a public talk.

Feedback from the group was that Jive’s training was useful, fun and boosted their confidence and ability to communicate their research with people outside of their field or within the public. Participants will compete against each other for the opportunity to represent Wits at the FameLab SA semi-finals, and ultimately to represent South Africa on an international stage.

Find out more – or register for FameLab SA at www.britishcouncil.org.za/famelab

Researchers at Wits practice their communication skills ahead of competing in the FameLab SA competition.

Researchers at Wits practice their communication skills ahead of competing in the FameLab SA competition.

 

Working pairs to practice communications skills learned from Jive Media Africa

Working pairs to practice communications skills learned from Jive Media Africa

 

FameLab ® is an initiative of the Cheltenham Festivals. The British Council in collaboration with the South African Agency for Science and Technology Advancement (SAASTA) and Jive Media Africa deliver the FameLab competition in South Africa. Find out more about FameLab South Africa at www.britishcouncil.org.za/famelab