About the University of Leicester
Key Press Office contacts
|Ather Mirza - Director
Telephone: 0116 252 3335
Amy Cory - Multimedia News Officer
Peter Thorley - Corporate News Officer
Ellen Rudge - News Centre Officer
Alex Phillimore - News Centre Executive
Find an expert
From alien life to football hooliganism and everything in between, the University of Leicester has experts who are happy to be contacted by the media about their areas of research and expertise. You can search our Experts Guide to find a relevant academic for your query, or if you have a specific comment opportunity, please contact us via email@example.com.
Sign up for press releases
We distribute regular press releases about the latest research breakthroughs and institutional news from across the University. To be added to our distribution list, please contact us via firstname.lastname@example.org.
Our media packs pool together all resources for the University's biggest research breakthroughs and campaigns to ensure you have all of the information in one place. They include background information, picture galleries and news stories.
We regularly produce videos and podcasts to enhance our news, all of which are available to download and embed on your websites and can be used to accompany news stories.
Filming at the University of Leicester
Any media wishing to film on campus must seek permission from the News Centre via email@example.com.
Please note, arrangements for non-news media to film on campus are not managed by the News Centre. Please contact the Creative Services team via Jon Shears to arrange.
For Documentary or Feature Filmmakers
Creative Services can provide broadcast quality shots of the campus for use by TV documentaries and can provide advice about working with television crews. Liaise with Jon Shears for more information.
Connect to our ISDN line
The University has its own studio-quality ISDN radio facility which can be used to interview academics who cannot make it to your radio studio. To book the facility, please contact AVS via 0116 252 2919 and to ring through to the facility for your interview, please call: 0116 285 5525. Please note, the ISDN line is for a maximum of two people and is normally available between 8.30am and 4.30pm.