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 email@example.com
Media interview training with Boffin Media
10:00 - 16:30, 6 October 2017, central London
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. Find out more
Working with the media session
10.30-12.00, Monday 6 Nov, SfE BES 2017*, Harrogate
Together with our science journalist, Society members Giles Yeo and Helen Simpson introduce you to the benefits of engaging with the media, what journalists need from specialists and top tips for getting your messages across effectively.
*you must be registered as a delegate at SfE BES 2017 to attend this session.
Other recommended training
VoYS Standing up for Science media workshop
A free workshop that combines discussion about science-related controversies in media reporting with practical guidance and tips on how to deal with the media. University of Edinburgh, Friday 22 September 2017. Find out more
VoYS Peer review: the nuts & bolts workshop
A free workshop that explores how peer review works, how to get involved, the challenges to the system, and the role of peer review in helping the public to evaluate research claims. Glasgow Caledonian University, Friday 20 October 2017. Find out more
SMC Introduction to the news media
Free half day sessions that offer a beginner’s guide to the media, giving an insight into the way the news media works. University of Leeds, Wednesday 25 October 2017. 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