Freelancing: what’s it like and how does it work?

18 October

Have you ever considered going freelance? Maybe you want more flexibility in your schedule, or perhaps you've wondered whether freelancing

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STEMPRA-ABSW-MJA summer social

23 August

When: 18:00 on Thursday 23 August 2018 Where: The Edinboro Castle, 57 Mornington Terrace, London, NW1 7RU   Join us for a

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Weighing up evaluation in PR: How, when and why to evaluate your work

26 July

Everyone knows the great feeling you get from delivering a top-notch press release, campaign or publication.  But beyond receiving a

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A new labelling system for medical press releases

21 June

Last year the Academy of Medical Sciences (AMS) published their new report on enhancing the use of scientific evidence to judge the

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STEMPRA Scotland Event

18 May

Agenda   09:30 - 10:00 – Registration, tea and coffee 10:00 – 10:05 Welcome from Stempra Chair, Claire Hastings 10:05 -11:15 The science of

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Communicating in a crisis

19 April

What we can learn from the University of Manchester building fire and Manchester Arena bombing? Whether you’re the person writing

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Stempra AGM 2018

26 March

The 2018 AGM will be the chance for you to hear a summary of what Stempra got up to over

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Stempra 2018: Press Officer Training Day

20 March

Roll up, roll up – Register for the Stempra Press Officers Training Day 2018 Date: 20 March 2018 Time: 09.00-

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Stempra Christmas Party 2017

4 December

It's finally party season and we’ll be raising a toast to the madness that was 2017! Join us for some

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How can press officers help improve public trust in medical evidence?

23 November

The Academy of Medical Science (AMS) published a report in the summer that suggested only around a third of people

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What can press officers learn from unconscious bias?

25 October

We should all strive for a society producing excellent science wherever and by whomever it is done. A diverse and

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Stempra North event - book now!

22 September

QUICK! BOOK YOUR PLACE - Stempra North event Following the success of our first northern event, we’re holding another! We’ve

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Science and health journalists meet STEM press officers

15 August

Here is a chance for Stemprans to network with ABSW and MJA members. We’re holding this one on Tuesday 15

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How to create a PR buzz for events

1 August

Events are a great way to engage with people interested in your organisation. However, as press officers, sometimes it's our

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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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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 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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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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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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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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