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What people say about CONNECTED training events

In the first six months of CONNECTED, the network ran two successful workshops specifically targeted at early career researcher network members, which were facilitated by Scriptoria.

  • Writing Funding Proposals, and Effective Writing for Scientific and Less-Expert Audiences
  • Managing Projects and the Project Cycle

CONNECTED early career researcher training workshop run by Scriptoria, Kampala, Uganda, May 2018

The following comments were made by delegates who attended:

‘This kind of training is missing in most of our training frameworks in Africa. I suggest [you] consider this for some of our universities.’
Tanzania-based delegate

‘The training by Scriptoria was timely and I have already started utilizing the knowledge, training other colleagues at my Institute.’
Uganda-based delegate

‘I’ve done various workshops on similar subjects but never had one that felt both as comprehensive and yet relevant to my work.’
UK-based delegate

‘It was a fantastic and inspiring workshop.’
Anon delegate

‘Tips for writing for a lay audience and Pathway to Impact were useful.’
UK-based delegate

‘The delivery of information was very simple and clear.’
Rwanda-based delegate

‘I will be applying the results of the training right away.’
Anon delegate

‘Information and knowledge gained will be applied immediately in my daily operations.’
Kenya-based delegate

‘The workshop has been amazing because it has given me knowledge on key important aspects of management of projects.’
Anon delegate

‘I would recommend it for all Early Career Researchers.’
Anon delegate

‘From this workshop I will improve my way of writing.’
Rwanda-based delegate

‘A very beneficial course. I enjoyed revisiting concepts and learning new ones. I enjoyed the interaction and group work.’
Anon delegate

‘They have the experience and opened my mind to how best to write.’
Uganda-based delegate

‘The trainer showed mastery of content and logical flow of ideas.’
Anon delegate

‘I feel more prepared to write strategically as a scientist.’
Anon delegate

‘Opened my understanding on what is required and looked for by proposal reviewers.’
Anon delegate

‘Well-structured with a lot of relevant information and useful tips. It was both entertaining and useful.’
UK-based delegate

‘The trainer understands the subject matter so well.’
Anon delegate

‘Very important for my research career.’
Anon delegate