STEMPRA Regional Event – Birmingham

29 November 2019
  • Start: 10:00
  • End: 18:00
  • Location: Room 121, First Floor, Muirhead Tower

As part of our ongoing commitment to hold more events outside of London, we look forward to welcoming you to the University of Birmingham for a day of interesting and valuable discussion, learning and networking. As ever, the event is FREE for Stempra members. Lunch is provided, courtesy of the University of Birmingham and offers vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

As ever, the event is FREE for Stempra members and lunch will be provided, courtesy of the University of Birmingham Further details and venue on the Birmingham campus will be provided as soon as possible.


Registration and refreshments: 10.30am

11am: Welcome

11.10am - 12.10pm: Working with journals

Hear from media teams representing a range of scientific publishing houses about how they select the best content to promote, how they handle the more contentious papers, what it’s like to work with editors and authors, how they manage the reputational risks within publishing, and how they work best with other press officers who promote content from their journals.

12.15 - 1.15pm : To pitch or not to pitch

Working with one trusted journalist can bring light to a complex or controversial story or reach the perfect audience to help generate impact. This interactive session will discuss what we mean by pitching, how to prepare, managing rejection, unintended outcomes or no response, and how to manage expectations internally. The session will share experience and examples of what has gone well in the past.

1.15pm - 2.15pm - LUNCH

2.15pm- 3.15pm: Meet the journalists

We’re bringing a range of STEM journalists for you to meet, and who'll tell you how they work, what they’re looking for and how best to work with them (you can pitch to them too!).

Tickets on a first come first served basis, so please book early to avoid disappointment!

Email enquiries to Jo Kelly ( , or call Jo on 0113 258 9880

Not a Stempra member yet? No problem - you can join here for only £17pa (after which all events are free!)

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