Put your research, yourself and TPM "in the media"
There are a lot of media and communication channels that can be used. But which channel is the right choice and what is the correct timing? TPM's Communication Department is happy to help you with this. Here you can learn how.
The golden rule: What we don't know, we can not communicate.
Personal profile page
As a researcher you need to be easily findable by, among others, (potential) employees, dunding bodies and media. The starting point for this is your personal profile page which summarises your research focus, academic background, links to major publications and so on. Through a link with Pure and E-Service it is possible to keep your personal profile up-to-date by yourself. More information about how to complete your profile can be found on the employee portal via the buttons below.
Story of Science
Our Stories of Science take many forms. From podcasts to opinion pieces, from long reads to short films, these stories are developed for audiences outside the academic community. With this we want to show the outside world which clever solutions for worldwide challenges we work every day to change the world and make an impact. Do you have a project or idea that we need to present to the outside world? Please contact email@example.com.
Research in the media
Are you approached by the media to contribute your expertise in the form of an interview (by telephone), a response to a specific topic, but also a film or television recording or even a live broadcast? Communication is happy to help you with this! This is how we can help:
- To discuss your core message with you and how you can choose the right words;
- To give you tips and tricks to get your message in the media right and complete (online, paper, radio or TV);
- Read along with a first draft that is sometimes sent by written media in advance;
- Sharing your publication or performance via TPM's social media channels.
Nominations and Awards
Have you received an internal appointment, won a best paper award or received another award? Please let us know! We would like to receive the following information from you:
- Date of award ceremony/ appointment
- Name of the award
- Short description of the award
- Description of why the appointment or award is particular and / or important
- Description of why you received the award/ appointment
- The possible press release or a URL
- Any available visual material (note copyright and / or portrait right)
TPM employees are increasingly using online media to inform the outside world or to share or present their research. We are happy with their own initiative. However, it can often be more powerful to use the online channels of TPM since a larger group is targeted that way. Therefore, please let us know if you want to get started online. In addition to sharing the posts, we can also advise and inform you about the best way to use online media.
If you still want to use your own channel, please note the following: Social media works with hashtags (#) and naming (@). Using this will make your post tagged to certain topics, making your post easier to find and generating more readers and sharers. Following different channels and mentioning them in the messages is a good way to bring your story further than just your own social media channels. At least you can use the following # for TPM:
Scientists regularly receive research funding to carry out and / or continue research. We are happy to share this news within the organization, but also beyond. For this we need the following information:
- Date of grant,
- A brief description of the research / substantive information about the research,
- Overview of participating partners,
- Amount awarded (grand total and the part allocated to TBM),
- Background information about the allocated grant / funding,
- The press release (or a URL to it),
- Any available visual material (note copyright and / or portrait rights).
Events and activities which can be shared within the various departments of the faculty and beyond regularly take place within the faculty. We would like to share these kinds of messages, so that we can keep up-to-date about what is happening within the faculty and what employees are working on.
Examples of TPM internal communication:
- Start of a new employee
- TPM in the media (news article, interview on TV)
- Executive board or Personal Committee messages
- Special Curius events
Every two weeks on Thursday the new TBM newsletter lands in the inbox of employees of TPM. Do you have relevant news or an idea for future feature, please contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
For publication on a Thursday, we ask you to submit a draft by Monday. Your text should consist of a short introduction of no more than 280 characters (inclusive of spaces), which will appear in the body of the newsletter. Any additional text will be published on a related webpage or intranet page (indicated by a “Read on” link). Please provide text in Dutch and English. All texts will be edited by Communication TBM.
Please provide at least one good quality picture with your text (minimum 1MB) which can work as a thumbnail in the newsletter. Finally, don’t forget to include any important links.
Various events, such as lectures and symposia organised by TPM scientists regularly take place at the faculty and within the TU. TPM researchers are also regular speakers at various conferences and other events in the Netherlands and abroad. Employees also regularly travel abroad for research projects. We would like to be informed of these events well in advance so that we can communicate about them before, during and afterwards. We can also advise you during the preparation of an event, for example about the branding in presentations and promotional materials.
If possible, we would like to receive the following information no later than two weeks prior to the event:
- Date of event / travel,
- Name / place event / travel,
- Description of the event / travel,
- Brief description of the content of your lecture / presentation or purpose of the trip and newsworthiness,
- Any available visual material (note copyright and / or portrait right),
- The URL of the event website / organization.
Examples of events:
- Lunch lecture
- Visit to an organization (abroad)
The communication department is responsible for the information and recruitment of students for our bachelor's programme Technische Bestuurskunde. In order to be able to show potential students what is going on within the programme and within the faculty, but also to provide current students with all information, we would like to be kept informed of all activities of these students and the programme.
Examples of BSc communication:
- Events for students (no parties, etc.)
- Curius, FSR and other study related activities
- Projects that students participate in
- Minor events
- Information markets and sessions
The communication department is also the point of contact for the information and recruitment of students for our master's programmes. TPM has three master programs:
- Complex Systems Engineering & Management (CoSEM)
- Engineering & Policy Analysis (EPA)
- Management of Technology (MOT)
In addition, we offer a master's programme together with Leiden University: Industrial Ecology (IE) and an inter-faculty master's programme Transport, Industry & Logistics (TIL), which is offered together with the CEG and 3ME faculties.
In order to show potential students what is going on within the programme and within the faculty, but also to provide current students with all information, we would like to be kept informed of all activities of these students and the programme.
Examples of MSc communication:
- Events for students (no student parties, etc.)
- Curius / Dentatus, FSR and other study-related activities
- Projects that students participate in
- Graduation ceremonies
- Information markets and sessions
- Cooperation prorgrammes