The Communicators in Residence programme is our novel collaboration between the Institute of Infection and Imperial’s Science Communication Unit. Now in its second year, this programme leverages the talents of students from the MSc in Science Communication to explore and develop media pieces around interdisciplinarity in infection research, hidden voices in infectious disease, and research culture in an interdisciplinary environment. Each year also brings an opportunity for the infection research community to submit proposals to develop a communications piece in collaboration with our students.