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Media skills: A practical workshop

This training will prepare the participant for media interviews, to get the most out of them for the researcher and the university, and to encourage them to seek out media opportunities.

Aimed at

Researchers (mid stage, final stage), Research staff

Pre-requisites

All those registered to attend will be asked to provide a short written summary of their research for the Trainers 7 days prior to the training event. 
This allows the Trainers to tailor the session specific to your research. You will not be permitted to attend without submitting this summary.
Participants are expected to speak about their research at this workshop therefore it is necessary for participants to have substantial knowledge about their research area.

Joining instructions

Please download the summary template below, complete it, and email it to the Trainers (mediapie@gmail.com)

‚ÄčMedia Skills Summary Template.doc

This allows the Trainers to tailor the session specific to your research. You will not be permitted to attend without submitting this summary prior to attending.

Key learning outcomes

By the end of this session, participants will be able to
  • Know how to identify newsworthy, 'media-friendly' elements in their research
  • Know how to 'pitch' their research to the media
  • Master techniques for taking control of the interview and for answering difficult or hostile questions
  • Be confident in giving expert comments to the media
  • Be confident in giving interviews to print media, radio and TV

Presented by

Tim Grout-Smith and Lily Poberezhska, www.mpinternational.org

Session outline and aims

This is an interactive and practical workshop.

Specific skills focused on in this session

Communication skills, engagement and impact, career management skills

Health and Safety and general notice

Participants will be viewing presentations projected onto a SMART Board screen. Participants will be expected to speak on camera and be recorded for training purposes. These recordings will be given to the participants after the session.

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Brunel 3D Development Tool

Develops the following:

Skills needed to disseminate your research

Researcher Development Framework (RDF) Competencies

Develops skills relevant to the following domains of the RDF:

This workshop is provided by

Brunel Graduate School Logo

Email address graduateschool@brunel.ac.uk Telephone number 01895 265935