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The UCL Media Relations team is the university’s central press office.
We connect journalists to expert academics and promote UCL research and teaching throughout the global media.
Media Tips and Training
- NERC - communicating your ideas - tips on handling TV and radio interviews, writing press releases and giving public talks.
- Science Media Centre - how science works series- pocket guide on how to explain risk, peer review and animal research
- Science Media Centre - top tips for media work - advice and helpful tips, particularly useful for anyone doing media work for the first time
- Sense About Science - guide to the media - tips on dealing with the media, particularly for early career scientists
You can also find more information in our Media Guide.
If you are approached directly by a journalist or production company and are not sure what to do, or if you would like advice on any issue relating to the media, please contact us.
The Science Media Centre runs an excellent introductory course several times a year - you can contact us to register your interest in this. This is not formal media training, but is a very useful general introduction.
Many research councils and funding organisations offer media training – check with your funding body to see if they run a course that might be open to you. The following are examples of organisations that run courses:
Please contact us if you would like information on commercial courses or independent media trainers.
Science and the public
The following organisations host science communication activities for the public, which researchers may be able to sign up for: