How can we help?
The Communications Team is here to help you get your stories out to a wide international audience, including policy-makers and influencers, industry, prospective students, funding bodies, alumni and donors, interest groups, and the general public.
Please get in touch for any of the following:
- News to tell
Do you have new research findings, a funding award, a project about to start, a need for volunteers, an achievement or other human interest story about yourself, a colleague or a student? We can help get your story to your targeted audience, with all the benefits that can bring for your work.
- Success to celebrate
Have you, or a colleague, or one of your students, won an award or other accolade that we can celebrate (which does not need to be directly work-related). We are very keen to publicise the academic and personal achievements and stories of our diverse international community, including in your own home media.
- Expert comment
Are you willing to be contacted by a Communications Officer at short notice (sometimes out-of-hours) to provide expert comment on a breaking news story or other topical issue? Would you be willing to contribute a brief piece about your work that we could use on our website, or be featured in a short video talking about your research?
- Requests and queries from politicians and their offices
If you are contacted direct with a request please let Communications know. We will be able to assist and add value as appropriate.
- Alerts and advice
If you suspect that some aspect of your work may become an issue in the media, or has the potential to be misrepresented or misunderstood, please let us know. We will be happy to support and advise.
- Media training
We can provide ongoing guidance and support in engaging with media, including basic tips to help you achieve the best result. We can also advise on further training and refresher courses, including broadcast interviews and engaging with the media on controversial issues.
- Media monitoring
We monitor media coverage daily and provide a fortnightly email of highlights, and a more detailed quarterly report for the University Court. Our latest online coverage can be found on the Media Coverage page, and we can supply more information and respond to queries direct.
- Radio interviews
We have an ISDN phone line in room 154 in the University Office which is available for live and pre-recorded radio interviews during office hours.
- Filming and photography on campus
Please let us know if you have arranged media filming or photography on campus. We can advise media on parking, access, permissions and any other queries.
How to Contact Us
To contact the Communications Office about any of the above call 01224 272014 or email email@example.com
Out-of-hours please call the number above and you will get through to the duty communications officer.