Digital Storytelling for Doctoral Students

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July 2022

Would you like to make a digital story about your doctoral research?

A digital story is a short film (2-3 minutes) which uses still images/video/animation and recorded audio to tell an autobiographical story. They can be used as a research method or to give a quick and personal introduction to research for public engagement, conferences and social media. For more information about Digital Storytelling and to watch some examples of stories made about PhD research go to the Digital Storytelling blog.

The University runs online Digital Storytelling workshops for postgraduate researchers in which you will learn how to write and record your research story and how to put together your film using iMovie/Da Vinci Resolve (free downloadable video editing software). In the workshops you will:

  • write, record and edit your storyA selection of comic-style drawings on a table
  • learn how to tell the story of your research in language that is easily understood by a wider audience
  • collate photos/drawings (10-30 photos) to illustrate your story and learn how to use them effectively
  • learn how to use animation, edit video and add music to enhance your story

The next series of workshops will be in Microsoft Teams on:

Wednesday 20 July : 11.00 am – 1pm

Thursday 21 July : 11.00am – 1pm

Wednesday 27 July: 11.00am – 1pm

Thursday 28 July: 11.00am – 1pm

Person in profile using a laptopThe workshops are free to attend but spaces are limited. Please ensure you can attend all workshops before booking.

To book your place at the workshops, please contact Isobel Creed on

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