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Royal Society of Biology, 1 Naoroji Street, London WC1X 0GB

*** This course contributes to the Royal Society of Biology's Industry Skills Certificate

An introduction to media


This one-day course provides participants with an introduction to the media. It covers radio/podcasts, print/online and social media, with the aim of demystifying the journalism process. Delegates will come to understand what journalists require for different media as well as how to give a good radio interview and provide quotes.

Course content:
  • An informed insider view of the broadcast and print industries
  • Relevant examples
  • Interactive print exercises and press release development
  • Recorded, practice radio/podcast interviews
  • Good microphone and interview techniques  
  • Voice and tone exercises
  • Use of language
  • How best to work with press teams
  • What journalists want from you?

Who is the course for?

This training course is for anyone who would like to gain skills in media and how to communicate through different platforms.

Course tutor

Richard Hollingham is a multi-award-winning science journalist, writer and broadcaster. A science presenter and producer for BBC radio, he is space correspondent for BBC Future and presenter of the popular Space Boffins Podcast. Richard is author of Blood and Guts - a history of surgery, co-author of How to Clone the Perfect Blonde and editor of Space UK magazine.

Certification and Continuing Professional Development (CPD)

A certificate of attendance will be provided after the event.
We evaluate all of our training events, to make sure that we maintain a high quality of training.

This event has been approved by the Royal Society of Biology for purposes of CPD and can be counted as 15 CPD points.

Professional Registers

This course supports registers competencies and has been identified as supporting competency development for: Registered Scientist (RSci).
Competency area:
  • Interpersonal skills


Members - £120 + VAT
Members of Member Organisations, SCAS members - £160 + VAT
Non-members - £240 + VAT

Non-members who have completed a membership application and made payment can also benefit from the discounted member rate.


For further information about the course please contact our Training and Development Officer at or on 020 3925 3453.


Unfortunately, the Royal Society of Biology is unable to offer refunds on training courses that have been attended. We do, of course, welcome and encourage any feedback from a course and will continue to improve the service we offer.

Cancellation Policy

Cancellation with over 10 working days' notice = 100% refund, less 25% admin fee
Cancellation with 5-10 working days' notice = 50% refund, less 25% admin fee
Cancellation with less than 5 working days' notice = 0% refund

The Royal Society of Biology reserves the right to cancel or reschedule a training event up to 10 working days before the event is due to take place. A full refund will be issued.

If the Royal Society of Biology is required to cancel or reschedule a training event with under 10 working days' notice due to unforeseen circumstances, a full refund will be issued and 50% of attendee prepaid travel will be compensated.

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