Researcher Development

Media Training - TV & Radio

Course code: RSMET

Topic: Engagement, Influence and Impact

Course description

Even in the internet age, broadcast interviews still have the greatest exposure and importance. Good interaction with the media is becoming ever more important for researchers, with the emphasis on impact in the REF.

This course will build your confidence in giving radio and TV interviews, and explaining your research to a non-specialist audience in a limited time. Learning how to get your points over clearly and concisely are skills that will stand you in good stead for other career situations like conferences and public debates.

Please note: In this workshop you will be filmed, and will receive feedback on the recording.

Preparatory work

You will be asked to submit a brief summary of your research prior to the course. This will allow the trainers to tailor specific interview questions.

Learning outcomes

After attending this course, you will:

  • Understand how the media works
  • Know how to present your research as a 'media-friendly' story
  • Understand the specifics of radio and TV interviews
  • Understand how to create a broadcast "sound bite"
  • Master techniques for taking control of a broadcast interview and for answering difficult or hostile questions
  • Have increased confidence in giving interviews to radio and TV.


"Every word was really useful"
"I enjoyed being in this course to the last second - thank you"
"Extremely impressed by the research the facilitators had done on our research"
"Best training course I've ever been on"

Target audience

Staff who research and/or teach

Date and time: Tuesday 21 March 2017, 09:15 - 17:00
This course has now taken place