Press Officer Training Day

8 March 2016
  • Start: 09:30
  • End: 17:00
  • Location: Islington Assembly Hall, Upper Street, London, N1 2UD

Stempra Press Officer's Training Day brings together STEM PR, media, and communications professionals from across the UK

Stempra's annual conference is for all those who are new to science press and media roles, and anyone returning to their role or wanting to refresh their knowledge. The day covers the press officer's tools of the trade, discusses emerging trends and issues, and offers insights from experienced press officers and journalists.

The Press Officer Training Day is free to attend, but only open to Stempra members (not a member? you can join us for just £15 a year). 

Sign up here. See programme below:



9:30 - 9:35

  Welcome from the Chair

9:35 - 9:55

  Keynote PR: where we are today

10:00 - 11.10

  Developing a media strategy: coping in a crisis OR

  Social media and online engagement

11:10 - 11:30


11:30 - 12:00

  Lies, damned lies, and statistics

12:00 - 12:40

  Whistleblowing: is it right to kill a story?

12:40 - 13:50


13:50 - 14:15

  Ethics in PR: is there any sense in sensationalism?

14:15 -15:15

  Working with external organisations

15:15 - 15:45


15:45 - 16:45

  Meet the journalists

16:45 - 17:00

  I've got 99 problems but a pitch ain't one



We'll announce any updates on content, speakers, and when registration is open on Twitter and the Stempra newsletter and mailing list.