ESRC Media Training


The ESRC offer a one-day media training session that provides the opportunity to develop practical media skills in a safe environment. This training is open to all ESRC-funded researchers, including PhD students funded through the NWSSDTP.

What the training covers

The course will:

  • show how the media can be an effective tool to disseminate research and increase its impact
  • help delegates understand what journalists want from researchers, and the news angle of research findings
  • provide experience of being interviewed by a broadcast journalist in different scenarios
  • offer techniques for taking control of an interview and getting a message across
  • explain how working with the media can support research having an impact on policy and practice.

The training is facilitated by the ESRC Press Office, and takes place several times a year. The course is free, but please note that there is a cancellation charge of £195.00, should you cancel your place with less than 48 hours notice.

For more information, including upcoming dates and booking instructions, please visit the ESRC Media Training webpage.

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