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How do you look to others when you present or speak in public ? Find out in a supportive atmosphere and practice on camera to improve your impact and confidence.
Television scientist Maggie Aderin-Pocock is running a presentation and public speaking master-class. The aim is to inspire women in science, engineering, technology and other expert fields to take a more active and leading role in public life.


  • One-to-one training in public speaking with Dr Aderin-Pocock MBE
  • Working on camera with the Screenhouse team
  • Developing your content with journalists
  • Lunch and refreshments


  • Raise the profile and impact of your research
  • Communicate effectively on any platform from grant evaluation panels, to lecture theatres, conferences, networking events, award ceremonies and job promotion boards
  • Learn to analyse your work to find stories people will find compelling
  • Discover how to simplify and compress your message without losing the point
  • Understand different audiences - from seminars to media
  • Voice training to improve presentation skills
  • Practice and refine your delivery on camera


  • Anyone working in STEMM from Higher Education to Industry or the Public Sector
  • Women only sessions and discrete groups, often as part of Athena SWAN and GEM equality and diversity programmes
  • Suitable for all levels from PhD to Professor

“I want to show how to transfer your passion and knowledge to others and get yourself and your work out there. How can we have a knowledge–based economy if vast numbers of people are not being heard or seen in public life?”

“It’s actually much easier than you’d think. I want to show how it’s done”, says Dr Aderin-Pocock. She has become a public face of space science, presents prime time TV shows, and is often interviewed about anything from telescopes or satellites, to what aliens look like, or her ambition to take a trip to Mars.

Maggie who is the new presenter of the iconic BBC astronomy series "The Sky At Night" will be training delegates alongside award-winning science TV producers and presentation trainers, Screenhouse.

"This is a fantastic initiative and one we fully support. Good communication of science is critical and we need to see more women out there promoting their science and their work . The L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science programme puts outstanding woman scientist's work on the global stage and aims to encourage women at all stages of their careers to be heard and in turn become role models themselves. Initiatives like this, that offer tools and insight in this area are very important."             

L'Oréal-UNESCO For Women in Science

For more information, course outline, and to book a place contact


Dr Maggie Aderin-Pocock MBE

Maggie Aderin-Pocock is a leading British space scientist. She makes frequent TV appearances, especially as presenter of The Sky At Night on BBC4,  and is an experienced science communicator. She overcame her dyslexia to gain a PhD in mechanical engineering from Imperial College. She worked with Screenhouse Productions on their BBC2 space series Stardate filming at the VLT in Chile. Maggie says,”In this knowledge based economy it is essential that a much higher proportion of women are developed and invested in. We need the brightest and the best so I fully support this training to encourage career progression.”

Victoria Pritchard

Voice coach and RSC trained actor. Worked with the legendary voice coach Dame Cicely Berry. Victoria’s communication training workshops have taken her around the world. She works with companies, public bodies, and individuals (to cabinet level in the UK), helping people to communicate with confidence. You may have spotted her in Emmerdale, Eastenders, Hollyoaks, and Holby City.

Barbara Govan

Barbara is a broadcaster, presenter, reporter and experienced international documentary producer. She is keen to help experts raise their impact and profile, whether it’s for media, conference platforms, networking, lecturing or any other platform. She is currently developing films for the BBC One Show and a feature film with a bio medical theme.

Paul Bader

Paul has produced and directed many prime time and award winning science and history series for the BBC and Open University. E.g. Local Heroes, Science Shack, Stardate, Cosmos; A Beginner’s Guide.He is currently producing science films aimed at schools  for BBC learning, and in 2016 will be producing science and specialist factual films by Screenhouse for the BBC One Show.  He was a winner of the Chemical Industries award for the public understanding of science. Paul was a research scientist before switching to TV.


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We work flexibly, so if you are interested in your organisation hosting a course...

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"Thank you for a fantastic day! I've learnt so much. The best professional course I have ever been on"                         >>more

“I was on BBC Radio York yesterday morning and Calendar news today. Because of all the coaching I had on that day I was confident to give it a try and felt prepared...”    >>more

"The presentation by Maggie was truly inspirational and informative.  Her outstanding public speaking masterclass helps to raise the profile of women in science"    >>more


In the last 12 months we have run courses at:

Imperial College; UCL; King’s College London; Nuffield Dept of Medicine, Oxford; Institute of Physics; BBC Future Media, White City & MediaCity; MRC; NIMR; Murray Edwards College, Cambridge; Babraham Institute

Universities of York, Lancaster, UCLAN, Sussex, Liverpool, Strathclyde, Loughborough, Culham Fusion Energy, Trinity College, Dublin, Edinburgh Napier, Royal Society, London; Queens University Belfast