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Be a Conversation starter: Engaging with the media for academics

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Aston University

Council Room

The Aston Triangle, England B4 7EJ

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For Aston University staff only

Aston has a lot to say – be it based on the world-class research we produce, or the diverse array of expertise and experiences of our academics. The university has recently expanded its press office in an effort make our research even more famous, and to increase the number of academics regularly appearing in print, online, broadcast and social media.

You may already have some experience of communicating with journalists and want to increase your media presence, or you may have no experience and are looking for an introduction.

A key tool in promoting our research is The Conversation - an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public and regularly republished by the UK and the world’s leading media organisations. The press and PR team is encouraging all academics to consider how they can contribute to The Conversation – and this session includes an introduction to how it works, what the benefits are, and what support is available.

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11am – 12noon

Pre-bookable 1-2-1 slots

12.15 12.35pm

Sandwich lunch

12.35 12.50pm

Why engage with the media: benefits for academics

Introduction by one of Aston’s in-school media champions

12.50 – 1.10pm

What is The Conversation?

Presented by an editor from The Conservation UK

1.10 1.30pm

Engaging with the media: what journalists want

Guest speaker TBC

1.30 – 2.00pm

Q&A and finish

2.15 4pm

Pre-bookable 1-2-1 slots


If you have any queries contact Lauren Jones, Internal Communications Coordinator on l.jones8@aston.ac.uk

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Aston University

Council Room

The Aston Triangle, England B4 7EJ

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