Since June 1st Swansea University has been a member of ‘The Conversation’.


Research, Engagement & Innovation Services (REIS) and the central marketing department are receiving daily e-mails requesting expert comment on topical issues and news.  Some academics have already contributed and had articles published which has been a great start. This is a fantastic opportunity for Swansea University.

It is an excellent portal to promote individual academics, their research, college and institution; as well as potentially creating collaborations and generating impact.

Relevant requests are distributed by Marketing and Colleges; REIS oversee the Membership and will work with the editors to signpost to emerging areas of research and interesting research proposals and awards.

REIS will host the Conversation’s Welsh editor, Ruth Dawson, on a regular basis. Ruth will then be able to meet up with academics to discuss articles in person and to scope future areas of interest.

The Hub Bid Writers will also be closely linked to Ruth in terms of training and improving the communication of research ideas within external funding proposals in order to improve our chances of success.

Activity is underway and there will be a formal launch of the Conversation at Swansea in the autumn (post 26th September).

 Watch this space for more details and in the meantime if you need to find out more please contact:

Julie Williams

Jacqui Bowen

Emma Nehemiah

Research Hub Contacts