Skills Lab

Popular Writing


Course prices

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

Group size

Maximum 15 participants


Frank Nuijens,


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


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

Signing up for this course

This course will be offered in spring 2019.

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