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Thu 11 Nov 2021
14:00 - 18:00


Provided by: Researcher Development Programme (RDP)


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Engaged Researcher Online - Media Engagement Advanced (Radio & TV Interviews)

Thu 11 Nov 2021


Speaking to the media can seem daunting, but with preparation and practice, you can make sure that even the most challenging interview goes smoothly. In this workshop, you will learn to prepare for an interview and how to ensure you get your messages across clearly to your audiences.

Colleagues from the Office of External Affairs & Communications will help you put into practice what you learn, with the opportunity to try your hand at mock ‘live’ radio and TV interviews.

Target audience
  • PhD students
  • Post-docs
  • Researchers

Attendees must have already attended the Introduction to Media Engagement course, either this year ( or in the past years.

Attendees must provide via e-mail to a short lay summary of their research at least a month in advance of the course to enable the trainers to prepare individualised teaching materials.


Number of sessions: 1

# Date Time Venue Trainer
1 Thu 11 Nov   14:00 - 18:00 14:00 - 18:00 Online
  • Refresh attendees’ understanding of how the media work
  • Provide attendees with the tools to help them prepare for media interviews
  • Provide attendees with the tools to help them when taking part in media interviews
  • Enable attendees to practice being interviewed for radio and TV, including how to take control of the interview, and how to respond to challenging questioning

After attending this training participants will have the skills and confidence to speak to print, online and broadcast media.

System requirements

Good internet connection: the course will be held in Microsoft Teams.


The Office of External Affairs & Communications will prepare specifically to work with YOU.

If you are unsure you can attend, do not book.

If you book, submit right away the lay summary, and cancel promptly by 22 October if you cannot attend anymore.

If you book, you do not cancel, and you do not show up, you will not be allowed to book into other Engaged Researcher courses this year.


If you have troubles joining the sessions or have any queries, please contact Giulia Bertolotti ( or Selen Etingu-Breslaw (


One half day session.

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