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Communications offers the opportunity to develop a sound understanding of communications practice and its place in support of the College’s strategic mission. Trainees could receive practical experience of media relations, internal communications, digital media, events, editorial and print production, and research communications, involving engagement with cross-cutting College projects and an introduction to some of the approaches used by College communications. Public Affairs ensures that the College has a voice in important public policy debates and keeps colleagues informed on important policy and political developments.

Communications and Public Affairs

Previous Projects

  • Building new websites including developing content plans, collecting and writing content, considering layout approaches and constructing the pages
  • Working on a programme to connect Imperial researchers with government, running seminars, workshops and creating a suite of printed and online materials
  • Organising high-profile visits to the College, such as the Universities and Science Minister
  • Assisting with managing the College’s social media channels (planning and producing content, scheduling posts, helping to manage student takeovers)
  • Running social media campaigns (examples include the Results Day, Welcome Week and LGBT STEM Day campaigns)
  • Writing news stories, interviewing members of staff and uploading stories to the College news website
  • Producing and editing podcasts and videos using specialist software
  • Managing requests for experts from journalists
  • Helping to compile data reports