Public engagement training
Events and activities to support you to engage with the media or directly with the public.
Society for Endocrinology public engagement training
The following workshops and sessions are free of charge for Society members, and reasonable travel expenses will be reimbursed. For further information or to apply for a place, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
2018 training sessions
Public Engagement Training Workshop: Find your own voice to best communicate with the public on this one day course, delivered by professional science communicator Tom Pringle, aka. Dr Bunhead. Offering a mixture of theory, principles and practical exercises, the course caters for nervous novices through to confident speakers. Tuesday 17 April, Birmingham, UK.
Past training sessions
Media interview training with Boffin Media: High quality, tailor-made training to prepare you for print, radio and television interviews. On this course, participants will receive exercises, multiple interviews, personal feedback and invaluable advice and insider tips from professional journalists to improve their skills when dealing with the media.
SfE BES 2017 Working with the media session: Together with our science journalist, Society members Giles Yeo and Helen Simpson introduced us to the benefits of engaging with the media, what journalists need from specialists and top tips for getting key messages across effectively.
Other recommended training
VoYS Standing up for Science media workshop
A free workshop aimed at early career researchers (PhD students, post-doctoral fellows or equivalents) that combines discussion about science-related controversies in media reporting with practical guidance and tips on how to deal with the media. 13 April 2018, University of Manchester. Find out more
SMC Introduction to the News Media
A free, half day session for scientists, that offers a beginner’s guide to the media, giving an insight into what makes a story and what drives the news agenda. Attendees will also hear from press officers and scientists who have worked with the media and lived to tell the tale. 12 June 2018, 1-5pm, University of Bristol. Find out more
Media Fellowship programme
Spend a few weeks working at the Guardian, BBC or other media outlet. Run by the British Science Association. Find out more
We also recommend the training opportunities listed by the National Coordinating Centre of Public Engagement