Date/Time: to, 09:00 to 12:00
Location: Villa Tillmanns, Wächterstraße 30, 04107 Leipzig

You’ll get the basics of communicating science on social media. With a focus on Twitter/X and tips for other social media channels.

Dates and Registration
The workshop is offered several times:

  1. This workshop will be held online.
    18.10.2023 | 09:00 - 12:00
    19.10.2023 | 09:00 - 12:00   Register here 
  2. This workshop will be held online.
    16.05.2024 | 09:00 - 12:00
    17.05.2024 | 09:00 - 12:00   Register here   

You can register for the event one month before the event starts from 9am. With your registration you agree to our terms and conditions.

Online or face to face at Villa Tillmanns, Wächterstraße 30, 04107 Leipzig

Dr. Maia George

Target Group
Doctoral researchers and Postdocs with little or no experience in science communication on social media

Number of Participants

Course Description
The year 2020 has shown us how important it can be for scientists and other academics to be able to communicate to people outside academia or in other fields. But translating from the academic world to the non-academic world or from field to field can be a challenge. Luckily, social media platforms offer a place where everybody can reach everybody else. Thus, social media can be a great place to start and to reach the desired audience, facilitating a societal dialogue and a form of informal education that is direly needed nowadays. To help out academics wanting to start in science communication, this workshop seeks to give you some basics about how to put yourself in your audience’s shoes; get to know the medium and its tools; network with other fellow academic communicators; and find the best content to keep your audience interested. The focus of this workshop will be on Platforms with the biggest presence of scientific community like Twitter/X, Mastodon or LinkedIn with tips and an overview of your possibilities on other platforms.

0,5 Credit Points can be obtained by attending this course. Please contact your faculty for the recognition of performance for the doctoral degree.


Dr. Maia George
Independent Academic Coach | Former Research Assistant and Research Fellow of LehreLernen of the University in Jena | Former researcher specialising in the ethical and political Philosophy of Science | Alumna and current Member of the Admission Committee of the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)