Press Release Writing Masterclass
Duration 3 hours
Team Researcher Academy

This f
ace to face course is part of the Researcher Academy's Research Communication Programme

The Researcher Academy courses are very popular and the majority are run in both semesters to give you the opportunity to attend at a time of the year that suits you.

Target audience: PGR's/ECR's


Stories in the media have the potential to reach millions of people worldwide, shaping public opinion, encouraging debate and influencing policy. Media coverage is an excellent way of highlighting your research to a range of important stakeholders, from potential partners to businesses and funders. But journalists receive hundreds of emails every day pitching stories to them, so how do you ensure that your news stands out above the competition and has the best chance of being picked up for publication or broadcast?

This practical workshop is your opportunity to work with the university's Press Office team to hone your writing skills and learn how to craft a press release to capture the media's imagination. You'll pick up plenty of hints and tips along the way including how to cut the jargon, the importance of a killer headline and how to compose a dazzling top line.

Attending “The Power of Storytelling in Research” workshop before doing this session is strongly recommended:


Practical workshop with interactive elements and group based activities.

Is this session(s) fully booked?

If this session is fully booked why not fill out this form: - the course leader will then contact you when the next instances are released and available for booking. We also recommend that you add yourself to the waiting list too just in case a place becomes free

Course Accessibility

The following table shows a summary of what is needed to participate in the course. 

If you feel you will experience any difficulties participating, please let us know via the ‘special requirements’ tab, providing as much information as possible. The special requirements tab can be completed when you book your place. Alternatively, you can contact us directly at

Access seminar room
on campus (or) access computer room on campus
Attend the course at the specified
date and time
Watch and listen to the course tutor(s) and/or other attendees
Follow presentation slides during the course
Take part in group activities/ discussions

Booking Conditions

Our courses are very popular, and we experience large volumes of people on our waiting lists. So, Please do let us know if you would like to cancel your place on this course so we can offer your place to another delegate. 

Please note, attendances for courses will be recorded. There are no training points associated with courses run by the Researcher Academy. 

LocationStart DateAll DatesTimesPlaces AvailableBook
University Park07 May 202407 May 20249:30am - 12:30pm12