British Council in Kenya offer training series to boost academics’ communication skills

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The British Council in Kenya is offering training in communication and writing skills for scholars and researchers with the aim of enabling them to publish in international journals and to empower emerging researchers to seize available opportunities for funding.

Under the Researcher Connect training series, the British Council is targeting researchers in universities and research institutions in different academic fields including doctoral and post-doctoral students, early-career researchers and PhD holders.

The training aims to build communication and writing skills, enabling researchers to communicate their findings, and pursue grants and fellowships available locally and internationally.

According to a call on its website, the British Council says: “It focuses on the development of excellent communication skills using the English language in international, multicultural contexts. It is appropriate for upper intermediate level learners and above, and will enable them to communicate their research effectively with a range of audiences in appropriate academic and-or professional styles.”

“Researchers need the communication skills to enable them to publish in international journals and present at conferences in English, apply for funding to national and international bodies, communicate with the wider public and policy-makers and build international collaborations to further their research,” it added.

Training will be delivered in a workshop format in February and will take place in Nairobi and the Western Kenyan city of Kisumu.

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