KEI Training

Skills for successful knowledge exchange

These knowledge exchange training resources are primarily aimed at researchers of any level. They will also be useful to professional services staff in research, communication and knowledge exchange management and support roles. View upcoming sessions or browse our catalogue of online resources.

Upcoming sessions

Broadcast Media Training

Are you an academic who wants to learn how to do commanding broadcast media interviews about your research?

This year we will be running online one-to-one sessions with a professional trainer. Each session will run for approximately one and a half hours. The training will take place at a time agreed between you and the trainer.

If you are interested in signing up, or would like to discuss further, please contact Sue Windebank in the Media Relations Office on


*CATCH UP* Online Training - Michaelmas 2020
Our Michaelas Term series of online training has now finished, but you can catch up with the recordings below. If you have topics you would like us to cover next term please get in touch at

Knowledge Exchange and Impact: Getting started 
CATCH UP - watch online, download slides
An introductory session about KEI (including public and community engagement). What is it? Why do it? How can you get started? Practical advice, details of support available at LSE, and some inspiring examples of recent research engagement projects.

What's in a tweet? Social media engagement with research
CATCH UP - watch online, download slides
How can you best use social media (including Twitter, LinkedIn, Facebook, YouTube and Instagram) to engage audiences with your research? Join this session with our social media team.

Policy engagement and impact
CATCH UP - watch online
Are you hoping to shape government policy or influence policymakers with your research? Come along to find out how you connect with relevant policy makers, and how LSE’s public affairs team can help you.

How to run an engaging event
CATCH UP - watch online, download slides, download event promotion crib sheet (pdf)
How can you run a successful (online) event to engage the right people with your research? 

These sessions formed part of the Research Information Sessions (RISe).

Browse further online KEI training resources

Watch online: Introduction to knowledge exchange

How can you engage non-academic audiences with your research and increase the chance of it having an impact? Join this session for guidance and inspiration, for researchers at any stage of their project.

Presentations from Louise Jones, Senior Communications Manager for Research and Knowledge Exchange; Tony Duffin, CEO, Anna Liffey Drugs Project; Rob Sharp, LSE PhD Researcher; Fanny Blanc, LSE London; and Jessica Rowan, LSE Housing and Communities.

This session has already taken place. Re-watch this session or view the session slides.

Watch online: Communicating research whilst working remotely

This is a challenging time to be engaging others in your research, but the Communications Division is here to help. Watch this session to find out how you could be using social media, virtual events/meetings and more to continue engaging others in your research, and about the services and resources available to help you.

Presentations from Dave Smith, Head of Social Media; Terri Callanan, Deputy Head of Events; Sue Windebank, Senior Media Relations Manager; Greg Taylor, Head of Public Affairs; Nicky Armstrong, Communications Manager for Women, Peace and Security; and Chris Gilson, Managing Editor of USAPP blog.

This session has already taken place. Re-watch this session or view the session slides.

Running or participating in online events

The LSE Events team has put together some guidance on how, when and why researchers should think about events: Read more 

If you are speaking at or chairing an online event, you can also download their Audio and Visual Speaker Reference Guide for tips about how to create the best visuals and audio from home.

You can also watch a video about running Zoom events.

Filming yourself using a smartphone

LSE's Film and Audio team can provide advice on potential film projects. Check out their ten top tips for filming yourself when you can't get to a studio.

Read more or watch the video

So, you've published a book/book chapter, what next?

Congratulations! Take a look at these top tips on how to approach promoting your publication. 

Read more and download the checklist

Academic blogging

Should you be blogging? Yes, if you want to maximise the impact of your work in academia and beyond. Explore the kinds of posts you might write; who you could write for (you don’t have to maintain your own platform); and how to get your work noticed.

Read more

Using social media for research communication

Contact LSE's Social Media team for advice and guidance on creating successful social media campaigns.

Read more

Becoming a digital academic

Why you should use social media, how to build your networks and the best ways of effectively engaging audiences in research. 

Resources from this session

Exploring blogging, podcasting and media engagement. 

Resources from this session

Design in research communication

Tips for presenting your research including data visualisation and infographics. 

Resources from this session

Engaging policy makers

More information on the support of the LSE Public Affairs team can be found on their website. We recommend signing up to their weekly newsletter for details of  the latest opportunities to influence government and Parliamentary business, including consultations and select committees.

An introduction to the LSE Public Affairs team and how to influence government policy. Resources from this session



Building a research project website

How to build a project website within the CMS. What makes for good content? How should it be presented to be most engaging with the tools available? And how can you measure whether it is meeting your objectives?

Resources from this session

Community engagement

How to engage with local communities around research projects, and how you might link to policy engagement at a local level.

Resources from this session


Training for PhD students

This programme is available at the PhD Academy events, courses and training listings.

Career development

Careers consultant Catherine Reynolds provides careers advice for PhD students and researchers.

For more training for researchers at LSE visit Organisational Learning's research staff career development pages.

Suggest a topic

If there is a particular skill you would like to develop please contact us at and we can consider this in planning future training.

Equally, if you have a KEI success story to share then we would love to help you develop some training for others based on your experience.