Science relies on effective communication but unfortunately communication skills are often considered as being “soft” or skills that you simply pick up along the way. In the same way that you learn to be a good scientist, you can learn to be a good communicator. Furthermore, being a good communicator will make you a much better scientist!

The CLIPS website was built to provide some of the essential information on communication skills that a science student needs during their degree and in the workplace. 

There are several resources available:

CLIPS for University

Communication skills for university. The modules align with the variety of assessment items found within the sciences, from short-answer questions to PowerPoint presentations.

CLIPS for Work

Communication skills for the scientific workplace. This is a great resource for all science students and graduates, whether you’re applying for jobs or searching for work experience opportunities.