Mental health and the media – is there still stigma?

1 June

This week has been Mental Health Awareness Week; earlier this month the Royals launched their Heads Together campaign; Prince Harry

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The March for Science: advocacy masterstroke or PR misfire?

19 April

On Saturday 22 April 2017, thousands of people will show their support for science by marching in cities around the

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AGM 2017

28 March

The 2017 Stempra AGM is a chance for all members to have a say on Stempra's direction for the next year, elect

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Press Officer Training Day 2017

21 March

If you’re new to the world of science press and media, or working in STEM PR and communications and want

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How language and communication influence behaviour

23 February

In the world of STEM PR, we use the written and spoken word every day to convey complex messages about

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Stempra 2016: make Christmas great again!

12 December

"I will build a great wall of food and drink, and nobody builds walls better than me. Believe me. And

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Pitching to non-science journalists

23 November

We all love seeing science and scientists from our institutions in the news pages of the daily papers, but which

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Embargoes, pre-print servers and post-publication peer review

25 October

This event will explore how to promote content related to the results of scientific research when the way results are

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Good blogs, bad blogs: How to get noticed in the science blogosphere

28 July

* Why do academics blog? - Research from Pat Thomson PSM PhD FAcSS, Professor of Education at the University of

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After work social, London

26 May

Join us for an informal evening of drinks and networking in Somers Town Coffee House pub near Euston and King’s

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AGM

29 March

The 2016 Stempra AGM will be at 7pm on the 29th March at the Albany pub, 240 Great Portland St,

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Press Officer Training Day

8 March

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

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Stempra half-day training session

11 February

We're pleased to announce we now have a date for our Stempra half-day training session in Manchester. The event will

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Go behind the scenes of the CHRISTMAS LECTURES

17 December

The CHRISTMAS LECTURES were started by Michael Faraday in 1825 and continue to be the Royal Institution's flagship annual science

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Stempra breakfast meeting

2 December

An event for heads of communications and senior press managers An opportunity to discuss some of the many issues that

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Christmas party

1 December

Kick off the festive season with Stempra We will be kicking off the festivities once again this year with our

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Women in science and the role of science communicators

10 November

How can press officers and science communicators best support women in science? There has been a huge drive in recent

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Stempra breakfast meeting

4 November

An event for heads of communications and senior press managers An opportunity to discuss some of the many issues that

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Stempra breakfast meeting

7 October

An event for heads of communications and senior press managers An opportunity to discuss some of the many issues that

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Animal research: what does openness look like?

6 October

Animal research can be a contentious subject, so how can we best promote openness and communicate the subject effectively? The

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Stempra breakfast meeting

2 September

An event for heads of communications and senior press managers An opportunity to discuss some of the many issues that

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Summer social

27 August

The sun’s out and a lot of our colleagues are out enjoying their holidays! To cheer up those of us

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Stempra breakfast meeting

5 August

An event for heads of communications and senior press managers An opportunity to discuss some of the many issues that

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Stempra breakfast meeting

1 July

An event for heads of communications and senior press managers An opportunity to discuss some of the many issues that

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Social Media 2.0

4 June

So, you've got your organisation on Twitter (finally), and created a Facebook page. But are you making the most of

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Stempra breakfast meeting

3 June

An event for heads of communications and senior press managers An opportunity to discuss some of the many issues that

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Stempra breakfast meeting

6 May

An event for heads of communications and senior press managers An opportunity to discuss some of the many issues that

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Stempra AGM

21 April

It's that time of year again The AGM will include an update of Stempra's activities, the work the committee has been doing

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Stempra breakfast meeting

1 April

An event for heads of communications and senior press managers An opportunity to discuss some of the many issues that

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Press Officer Training Day

23 March

The Press Officer Training Day brings together STEM communications and PR professionals from across the UK. Stempra's annual conference is

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Stempra breakfast meeting

4 March

An event for heads of communications and senior press managers An opportunity to discuss some of the many issues that

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Twitter chat: promoting science responsibly

16 February

We will be hosting a twitter chat all about the ongoing issue of promoting science news responsibly. There was a

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Going global - working with international press

27 January

Read the event report An introduction to working with international press Find out about how to identify suitable publications overseas,

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Stempra breakfast meeting

7 January

We are trialing a new event for heads of communications and senior press managers. Join us to discuss some of

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Christmas Party and Science News Showdown

2 December

Read the event report Have you been paying attention to the news this year? Can you tell a real headline

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Press Releases: Dead or Alive?

20 November

Read the event report Is the press release officially dead? Are targeted pitches, packages and direct to public campaigns the

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PR Nightmares - coping in a crisis

30 October

Read the event report In life, and in business, reputation is everything. That said, reputation is very fragile and it

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Back to school networking and drinks

1 October

We have a lot of lively and interesting discussion on the Stempra mailing list, so the committee thought it would

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Science of press releases – can we have our cake and eat it?

13 August

Read the event report ...plus  Stempra Special General Meeting to appoint Stempra treasurer for 2014-15 We are looking for your

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TV News – how to get your science story on the box

17 July

Read the event report Learn how to tailor your pitch for the TV and hear what it’s like in a

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Freelance - going solo

14 May

Read the event report Have you ever thought about going freelance?   Or of setting up your own partnership or

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The Stempra AGM

23 April

Our AGM is on Wednesday 23 April at 6pm at the Yorkshire Grey pub – you’ll find us in the

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What makes an internship valuable?

3 April

Internships are offered by a range of news outlets, PR firms and science communication organisations, but what makes an internship

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Science Press Officer Training Day

21 March

Event write-up The FREE Stempra press officers’ training day brings together interdisciplinary science, technology, engineering, mathematics and medicine PR professionals

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