I SRUK/CERU Science Communication Symposium

Saturday, Dec 02, 2023 · Instituto Cervantes, Manchester

Join us for this event

Join us on Saturday 02/12/2023 at 09:30, for the I SRUK/CERU Science Communication Symposium event

The Communication and Online Department and the Midlands Constituency, with the support of the Outreach Department of the Society of Spanish Researchers in United Kingdom SRUK/CERU is delighted to invite you to the I SRUK/CERU Science Communication Symposium at the Instituto Cervantes of Manchester (M2 4FN) on the 2nd and 3rd of December.

We have prepared this two-day symposium as we believe that science communication is a crucial tool that all professionals working around research and innovation must possess, but, most of the time we oversee it and do not get proper training. This symposium will combine keynote talks with practical workshops and roundtables that will verse around these four topics:

  1. Institutional Science Communication
  2. Citizen Science and Public Engagement
  3. The use of new media channels in Science Communication
  4. Plastic arts in Science Communication

The Symposium will be free for SRUK/CERU members but it’s open to everyone interested. The official languages will be English on Saturday and Spanish on Sunday, as we consider it important to combine the language of the country where we conduct our professional career without forgetting our mother tongue. You can join us for just one day or the whole weekend, it’s up to you! Just select the right ticket when registering below.

Book your ticket as soon as possible as there is limited availability. Lunch and refreshments will be included for both days and attendees will receive a Certificate of attendance

There will be a number of microgrants available to cover part of the travel expenses of SRUK/CERU members attending the symposium from outside Manchester. Here are the details:

A microgrant will cover part of your travel and accommodation expenses up to a maximum of £70 (or £35 if you are just attending one of the days) and the percentage covered will be as follows:

Cost of travel + accommodation (£)0-3030-5050-8080-100Over 100
Percentage of costs covered50%60%65%70%£70 max

For example, if your open return train ticket costs £40, SRUK/CERU will cover 60% of the price, and thus will reimburse you £24. 

To request it and for more details click below

We are looking forward to seeing you in Manchester!!


Detailed overview on what to expect during these two days:

Day 1 – SaturdayRole of Science Communication and Outreach in research and search for funding
9.00 – 10.00Registration and coffee (Networking)
10.00 – 10.30

Institutional Welcome
Pedro Eusebio Cuesta (Director of Instituto Cervantes Manchester)
Laura García Alfaya (General Consul of Spain in Manchester)
Irene Echeverria Altuna (President of SRUK/CERU)
Marta Domingues Prieto and Asier Rodríguez Muguruza (Co-chairs of symposium)
10.30 – 13.00

10.30 – 11.15

11.30 – 12.15
Session 1

Speaker 1: Carolina Moreno (Professor of Journalism, University of Valencia)

Speaker 2: Dee-Ann Johnson (The University of Manchester)
12:30 – 13:30Lunch and coffee (Networking)
13.30 – 16.00

13.30 – 14.30

14.30 – 15.30

15.30 – 16.00

Workshop session  1

Workshop 1 : Alex Màs (Creative director of Incognita Agency)

Workshop 2 : Ana Payo Payo (University Complutense of Madrid)

Practical case

ThinkInAzul – Maria Semitiel (University of Murcia)
16.15 – 17.00Roundtable: Science Communication and Outreach in social media
17.30Closing remarks and Social event
In English
Day 2 – SundaySpanish as a tool for Science Communication and Outreach
10.00 – 13.00

10.00 – 10.20

10.20 – 10.40

10.40 – 11.00

11.00 – 11.20

Session 3

Spanish Foundation for Science and Technology – Imma Aguilera

San Millán de la Cogolla Foundation – Jose Luis Pérez Pastor

Instituto Cervantes Manchester – Pedro Eusebio Cuesta

SRUK/CERU Outreach Department – Alba Fernandez Sanlés

SRUK/CERU Committee of Linguistic Policies – Carlos Soler Montes
11.30 – 12.30Roundtable: Spanish in communication
12.30 – 14.00Lunch and coffee (Networking)
14.00 – 16.00Workshop session 2

Workshop 3 : Amaia Salazar (University of Oxford)
16.00 – 16.30Closing Ceremony
In Spanish

For any inquiries, please feel free to contact the organising committee at [email protected] or [email protected].

Join us for this event

Join us on Saturday 02/12/2023 at 09:30, for the I SRUK/CERU Science Communication Symposium event