Cabot Communicators

Do you want to improve your writing skills? Would you like to learn how to convey complex environmental information into digestible outputs for the public? Why not join our Cabot Communicators group?

Who are we and what do we do?

We are a group of PhDs and early career researchers from across the Cabot space, who are trained to write blogs, record short videos for social media, draft press releases and create content across multiple public platforms including web and print on behalf of the Cabot Institute for the Environment. 

What's in it for me?

Being a part of the Cabot Communicators group brings many benefits:

  • Gain free training in strategy, writing, video making and social media
  • Enhance your CV and professional image
  • Get constructive feedback in a supportive environment
  • Better promote your research and that of your research group
  • Meet world-leading environmental academics and individuals
  • Establish yourself as an authority in the environmental research communications space.

Training schedule

We currently have the following training booked in for 2019. The training will be run annually so if you miss this training cohort you can attend next year.  Please note you need to be a committed member of the Cabot Communicators group in order to receive the training.

Katharine Hayhoe communications roundtable - 17 May 2019

Communications training - half day in October 2019 to include:

  • Communications strategy
  • Social media
  • Video creation
  • Drafting a press release

Writers retreat - date tbc

How to apply

If you would like to join the group, please contact and we will send you an application form. We are particularly looking for PhDs and ECRs who conduct environmental research. Free training for the new intake starts May 2019. 


The Cabot Institute provided me with so many opportunities beyond a standard research degree which were invaluable to me in finding my new career in an energy and climate change think tank. I was able to attend so many amazing events such as panel discussions, lectures and discussion groups which broadened my thinking and gave me real-world perspective on my research. I was also able to get specialist training such as press release and writing training which I now use on a day-to-day basis in my new career.

Dr Keri McNamara, Communications Specialist, Clean Energy Canada

Working with Cabot has definitely launched me onto the exciting path of science communication, and whatever I do from here I know that I'll rely heavily on everything I've learned and the experience I've gained with you!

Dr Sarah Jose, Freelance science language editor and science writer

The writing skills that I developed have been invaluable in securing my job and for my day-to-day responsibilities.

Dr Frances Cartwright, Marketing Executive at Bioscientifica
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