Newcomers - How to use the Media to improve your research profile

This lunchtime session is part of the NEwComERs - Network for Early Career Essex Researchers one week training programme and will give you advice on how you can reach more people with your research by using the media.

  • Tue 9 Jan 18

    12:00 - 13:00

  • Colchester Campus

    EBS 2.46

  • Event speaker

    Ben Hall and Nerissa Blower

  • Event type

    Workshops, training and support
    Newcomers (Network for Early Career Essex Researchers): Research Week

  • Event organiser

    Research and Enterprise Office

  • Contact details


So, you’re preparing to publish your research but how can you reach the people really affected by what you have to say?

Working with the media and developing your profile as an academic expert on your subject through Twitter could be the key to engaging with the wider public and connecting with others in your field.

We’ll explain how engaging with the media and social media can help you explain the significance of your research in a clear way to the public and others. This can also help inspire young people – particularly prospective students – to take an interest in your subject and develop key communication skills that will help with your next grant application.

We'll take the fear factor out of using social media to tell your story and build academic networks, and show how media could be your pathway to impact. 

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