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We have eight places available for up and coming clinicians and PIs, sponsored by Oxford Centre for Haematology on Wednesday 15 September.

About this event

This course will allow you to confidently present your research and expertise in a media interview, whether on site at the hospital or remote over zoom. Also it covers live interviews and pre-records. The trainer, Kieran Suchet, is one of the best in his field. Training will be fun and interactive. You will have the chance to record a short video interview and receive some feedback as part of the session.

Places will be allocated first come first served. You will need to be available for the full session, 08:00 - 12:30. There will likely be a repeat of this training in the autumn for those who cannot take part in July. The course fees are paid through the BRC Haematology and Stem Cell grant, at no charge to participants. However cancellations will be charged £40 course fees.

More Information about the Course

This practical, online course will introduce you to valuable and up to date techniques to help you conduct smooth and effective interviews from home. Learn how to set up your equipment; optimise your interview environment; prepare for questions; and deliver your message. Note: you should prepare to be interviewed remotely as parts of the hands-on element of the course.

Intended Audience: Anyone who may need to give pre-recorded or live interviews to the media on TV, radio or online or who needs to interview colleagues and others when creating a podcast or video.

Format: Online teacher-led

Taught Using: Microsoft Teams

Provided By: University of Oxford IT Learning Centre

What You Will Need: You will need to provide your own computer with a browser and the Teams desktop app installed. You will need a webcam and microphone with speakers or headset. You will also need to be online with a reliable internet connection. More information will be emailed to you when you book.

Software Required: There is no specific software required prior to the course.

How will it work: Participants use their own computer and can take part in the course anywhere. The teacher guides the participant through the material, encouraging participation and interaction. The course will start promptly at the time advertised.

Notice of recording: We may record this session for accessibility and inclusivity reasons. The recording will include what appears on the screen, the audio stream, and the content of the chat panel. A recording will only be available to the person who has requested it. Once you are booked on a course, if you need a recording of the session for accessibility or inclusivity reasons, you will be able to complete the Course recording request form. Requests need to be received 24 hours before the start time of the course. We may not be able to act on requests later than this.


  • Familiarise yourself with different interview styles
  • Anticipate and answer difficult questions
  • Structure and deliver your message coherently
  • Learn the value of non-verbal communication
  • Study pre- and post-interview etiquette
  • Develop and utilise interview techniques with a professional

Pre-Requisites and Related Activities: No prior knowledge is assumed