An Introduction to Media Training (2024)

Time: TBC -  you will be allocated to either the morning or afternoon session after the booking deadline has closed.

About the session

'What is your story, and why does it matter?’

This session will give you a fantastic opportunity to practice talking about your research with an experienced producer, reporter, presenter and media trainer. 

You’ll create and have the opportunity to record two-minute pitches about your research ideas, and take part in a virtual group interview with the trainer in the style of a mid-morning radio show. You’ll come away having gained skills in communicating a precis of ideas to new audiences, and will have the space to reflect on the process involved in doing so. This is a great opportunity to develop your communication skills in a supportive environment with an expert in the field.

You’ll be put into either a morning or afternoon session so that you can work with the trainer in a smaller group. 


"An Introduction to Media Training with Vince Hunt was a wonderful experience. I gained so much confidence in speaking about my research topic! Vince is experienced and professional, and this session really taught me how to make my work sound interesting and accessible to a non-specialist audience. Our practice podcast was fun as well as useful, and gave me the skills to promote my work in a more casual conversational setting. As an added bonus, this workshop was a great opportunity to meet other PhD students in my programme and learn about the fascinating and diverse work they are doing too!" Eli Dolliver, 2023

About the trainer

“I'm a producer, reporter, presenter and media trainer, starting in local newspapers then spending ten years in BBC news. I worked first in Manchester, then launched Five Live Breakfast, before moving on to the BBC World Service and World Service TV.

I worked in music radio for 15 years, winning many awards reviving the BBC Radio Ballads and crossing America, Asia, Africa and Europe making documentaries for the BBC World Service, 5-Live, Radio 4 and Radio 2. 

Now I teach a new generation how to hone their skills as journalists, do media consultancy work as a specialist trainer, and am working on an oral history of the 15th Latvian Division in Pomerania between January and May 1945 - a key moment in the Latvian diaspora in the US, Canada, Australia, Germany and the UK.”

To Register

Please book via Inkpath.