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The 'why' and 'how' of working with the media workshop

Wednesday 10th January 2018 at BPS Offices, Tabernacle Street, London

Making an impact is increasingly central to the work of academics. Working with the media is a key way to ensure that our work is disseminated widely and reaches an audience beyond the academic community. It is also fun and very rewarding.

This workshop will explore why it is important to engage with the media across a wide range of outlets including TV, radio, print media and social media. It will then describe how this can be best achieved and the different ways academics can reach out. The workshop will involve information giving, problem solving, case examples and small group working and will aim to increase communication skills and decrease any barriers for working in this way.

Facilitator

Jane Ogden is a professor in health psychology at the University of Surrey where she teaches psychology nutrition, dietitian, veterinary and medical students. She is a regular contributor to the media through articles for newspapers and magazines, as a consultant and presenter for a number of TV programmes, as the 'expert' for radio programmes and has a regular column in The Conversation.

Registration fees can be found on the booking form by clicking the button below. If you have any queries please contact us via the event hotline on 01332 224507.

Agenda

Wednesday 10th January 2018

Please note this is a provisional agenda and is subject to change.

10:00Welcome and coffee
10:30Intro: Why it is important to engage with the media (Talk)
11:00Barriers to engaging with the media (Group work)
11:30Outlets for engaging with the media (Talk)
12:00Lunch
13:00How to engage with the media (Written work - case examples & group work)
13:30How to engage with the media (Spoken skills - case examples & group work)
14:00Coffee break
14:30Feedback
15:00Workshop close

Venue

The British Psychological Society, London

30 Tabernacle Street, London, EC2A 4UE •  Directions