Earthquakes, Computer Crashes and Covid-19 Campus Outbreaks
As universities welcomed students back to campuses this autumn, many towns and cities saw a surge of confirmed Covid-19 cases and university communication teams back in crisis mode. Here Nic Mitchell finds out how EUPRIO members from across Europe are meeting the challenges of the ‘new normal’ in the midst of a second wave of the Corona virus.
Why scientists should help the media make sense of Covid-19
EUPRIO’s annual conference in Trieste, which was due to open on 30 August, has been postponed until next year due to the Covid-19 pandemic – but its theme of “Science communication: how to engage nowadays” could not have been more relevant.
Moving the big events to the virtual environment
As universities responded to Covid-19 by moving online, Nic Mitchell looks at key lessons from a webinar on the rapid transformation of big events like open days and graduation ceremonies to the virtual environment and Christine Legrand reports from a French online discussion on communication challenges during and after the corona crisis.
Sharing lessons as we communicate back to the “new normal”
We’ve all had good and bad experiences of continuing to communicate with our students, staff and other stakeholders in the middle of the coronavirus crisis and now is the ideal time to look at lessons learnt since the pandemic shut campuses and forced teaching and virtually everything else online.
Communicating in a covid crisis
Universities in europe and across the world have overcome daunting communication challenges since the covid-19 virus shuttered campuses and forced teaching online – and they face fresh obstacles in navigating to the ‘new normal’.
Coronavirus shows value of science communication
If the coronavirus has proved one thing, it is the value of timely and trustworthy information from scientists and other experts to policy-makers and the need for effective communication to the public at large.
When did you last do a social media audit?
When was the last time you audited all the social media accounts associated with your university?