An innovative and in-depth media training programme helping academics turn their ideas into stories

MediaTalent is a multi-platform training programme which connects academics with the media.  

MediaTalent trains staff on how to approach broadcast interviews, helps them write incisive opinion pieces, and introduces them to some top journalists and producers.

Run by the College’s PR and Media team, it helps academics to tell their stories for different outlets, including social media, podcasts, radio documentaries and opinion pieces.

Award winning

MediaTalent training has been recognised as a winner in the EUPRIO (European Universities Public Information Officers) Awards.

The annual awards showcase original and innovation communications projects from universities across Europe. 

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Raising profile

Since the inception of the programme the selected academics have appeared in a range of domestic and international print and broadcast outlets.

Titles include

  • BBC Scotland
  • BBC Radio 4
  • Classic FM
  • El Mundo
  • The Irish Times
  • The Times 
  • The Times Higher

Who is MediaTalent for?

The programme is for academics working in the arts, humanities and social sciences at the University. Applicants can be at any stage of their career.

Competitive process

Recruitment for MediaTalent is a competitive process.


MediaTalent class of 2016-2017

Meet the MediaTalent group for the academic session 2016-2017.

MediaTalent class of 2015-2016

Meet the academics from the first MediaTalent cohort and find out about some of their work.