Media training for Research Students

Deakin’s Media and Corporate Affairs team has launched a new media training program for 2023, with sessions beginning in March.

Academic staff and PhD candidates can sign up for two tiers of media training, an introductory webinar or a broadcast interview workshop, via the ‘Media training’ page on Deakin Hub.

The team will also be hosting regular ‘Editor Talks’ with The Conversation, for researchers to find out more about writing for the online news platform.

Engaging with the mainstream media – whether through print, online, radio or TV – can be a great way to raise the profile of your work, as well as increase your network and impact. Media training helps you understand best practice to get the most out of these opportunities.


For those with little or no media experience the ‘Introductory Media Training’ webinar is a one-hour session outlining how media engagement is facilitated at Deakin, what media engagement involves, and how academic staff and HDR students can maximise these opportunities.

This Zoom session is an opportunity to learn from the experiences of colleagues and discuss media engagement tactics. You’ll hear a range of tips and tricks to help prepare for future dealings with the media.

Register for an upcoming Zoom session by clicking on your preferred 2023 date in the list below.


For those wanting to improve their media interview skills the ‘Broadcast Interview Workshop’ will help you become more comfortable in front of a microphone.

These face-to-face sessions are now being offered at both the Burwood TV studio and Waurn Ponds’ Nyaal multimedia facility. If you already engage with broadcast media, or plan to seek interview opportunities in the next 12 months, this workshop is for you.

This is a 2.5 hour workshop held with a small group to allow plenty of time for practice in front of the camera. So capacity is limited!


For more information on registering for any of these opportunities, including our Editor talks with The Conversation, please visit the ‘Media training’ page on Deakin Hub, where you can also access a Media tip sheet, with some simple advice for engaging with the media and preparing for an interview.



“I highly recommend Deakin’s media training.  The broadcast workshop was hands on and tailored to my research interests, with an opportunity to put my knowledge into practice.  The team created an enjoyable and comfortable environment to learn new media skills.”

Alfred Deakin Postdoctoral Research Fellow Dr Bruce Chen, Deakin Law School




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