A selection of resources to help you develop your disseminating skills.



Disseminating is the literacy which enables learners to succinctly summarise and share their work and ideas. It has a dynamic relationship with knowledge creation but focuses on the communication, rather than creation, of ideas.

Disseminating effectively creates a strong and influential public identity. Digital curation is an important element of this.

Disseminating your work with an audience is an important part of the research process, and can happen in many different ways, from publishing a paper through to tweeting.

Online tutorials and videos

Presentations: planning, creating, and delivering

Learn about the best strategies and techniques for formal presentations in an academic setting.

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Introduction to infographics

Learn how to communicate with infographics: a visual medium perfect for communicating complex information and data simply.

This tutorial will enable you to develop your understanding of different types of infographics, understand the process of creating an effective infographic and become aware of some useful digital tools for creating infographics.

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Learning Data Visualization

This LinkedIn Learning course will show how to understand your data and your audience and determine the best visual model to use to communicate your data.
Access the course by following the link below, you'll be prompted to sign into your University account (MUSE).

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Data Visualisation Hub

A joint initiative between The University Library, IT Services, and Research Software Engineering (RSE). This community website exists to provide research staff and students with information and inspiration about the visual presentation of data.

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Blogging: from concept to communication

A short video featuring successful student bloggers, made by the Library in partnership with our Student Ambassadors for Learning and Teaching.

Watch the video above, or see it in Kaltura: Blogging: from concept to communication

Canva tutorials

Interactive tutorials from Canva to walk you through every aspect of using this resource to communicate through images.

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Infographics: an introduction

In this workshop you will be introduced to how infographics can be used to communicate information effectively and you will have the opportunity to create an infographic using one of the digital tools available.

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Blogging: from concept to communication

This workshop will introduce the benefits and purposes of blogging and enable you to identify and apply best style and content practices and choose the blogging platform that is right for you.

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Commercial awareness

This workshop, delivered by staff from the Careers Service and the Library, will define commercial awareness and introduce you to tools and resources you can use to demonstrate and improve your own commercial awareness.

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