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Popular Writing


Upon completing this workshop:

  • you can collect, select, structure and formulate complex information
  • you can transform such information into a popularized journalistic story in the form of a news article, press release or blog post
  • you can analyse and discuss the characteristics of science journalism and its relation to society


  • During their study, students receive academic writing skills. But how do you translate scientific knowledge in, for example, a bachelor's or master's thesis into a convincing and attractive text in for example a news item, press release or blog post? To popularise specific and complex knowledge, journalistic skills are needed.
  • In this course you will learn various techniques used to present scientific knowledge and insights in a widely understandable form. You will learn to apply journalistic and popularisation techniques to a subject of your own choice.
  • All participants will receive a PDF by e-mail after the workshop with a summary of the learning points and slides used during the workshop.

Preparation: During this workshop you will work on your own article. So think about a topic that you want to practise with. It can be your bachelor or master project, or it can be a hobby. As long as you have enough background knowledge about the topic and are passionate about it!


This workshop consists of one evening session of three hours, 18:00 - 21:00.

Course overview

  • Programme is for

    All students with an interest in learning how to communicate complex (scientific) information to a non-technical audience in writing.

  • Date

    Check the available course dates on the page below  

  • Time

    Check the available time slots on the page below  

  • Location

    Vrijhof Building

  • Course fee

    This workshop is free of charge for all students of the University of Twente

  • Maximum participants

    Maximum 15 participants

  • Trainers

    Frank Nuijens,

Further Information
UT Language Centre
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053-489 2040
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