Wed, 28 Feb 2018, 09:00 –
Wed, 28 Mar 2018, 18:00 BST

5 week course - 5 sessions


About the Course

This course will help you understand the scientific methods described in a piece of technical writing. The course will help you to identify the scientific question being explored and the method chosen for solving the problem. We will explore how scientists interpret the keys trends in their results data, and discuss how to think critically about the benefits and limitations of a piece of research. By the end of the course students will be able to write a summary of a technical piece of writing.

The course is delivered online by a university academic and includes follow-up written assignments. You will be expected to share your writing in sessions and to evaluate critically your own and others’ writing.

When you register you will be asked to indicate your preferred days & times. Groups larger than 5 can join a class or opt for their own private lessons.

Academy courses are intended to challenge sixth form students (K12 & 13). Very advanced younger students (years 10 & 11) can also benefit from the courses.

Meet the Course Designer

Yolanda Ohene grew up in a small town in Derbyshire, worlds away from the physics labs at Imperial College London, where she completed her undergraduate degree. Her third year took her to France where she did a Masters research project. The project used an atomic force microscope - a tool that feels the surface of tiny objects – to study genetically modified bacteria, which over-produced fats and are used as a biofuel.

She is currently studying for a PhD in biomedical imaging at University College London. Her research is developing a new MRI technique to explore how fluids move in the brain. Between undergraduate and postgraduate studies, she has worked on BBC science and engineering programmes and also enjoyed speaking at Cheltenham Science festival last summer.