Resources for academics and member universities

About these materials   Back to Top

This page is a repository of useful materials for university academics interested in The Conversation, those attending our training sessions, and for member university press teams. Academics from member universities can contact their university press office for access, or

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Training session register

Please register your attendance at one of our training sessions using this link:

Session register

Slides and handouts   Back to Top

These are the slides we use in our 'Writing for the public' training sessions for academics run by editors that we offer to member universities. The following links provide versions of the slides with examples that would be relevant to the different disciplines (they are in all other respects the same). The handout is a single document for all, with further advice about writing and pitching.

Writing for the public: science

Writing for the public: health

Writing for the public: social sciences

Writing for the public: mixed

Writing for the public: handout

Guides   Back to Top

These guides aim to provide a thorough overview of how to work with The Conversation, for both potential authors and for the communications teams of our partner organisations.

Guide for academics

Guide for member university
press or comms teams

Guide for University Press partners