About Us

The News Centre uses a range of media communication tools and acts as a point of contact for media representatives wishing to engage with the University.  We also assist staff in communicating with the media.

What we can do for you

  • Provide media support and advice
  • Write/edit press releases to publicise your news and events
  • Distribute information about your research, news and events to the media and staff and students at the University
  • Work with you to publicise opinion pieces via The Conversation or the University's own platform Think:Leicester
  • Supply you with details of coverage your story receives
  • Put you in direct contact with the media who may wish to follow up your research interests, news and events
  • Manage any media controversy you may find yourself caught up in
  • Handle the logistics for any media visits to the University and hospital sites, including: TV crew and photographer access, informing security, arranging parking spaces, gaining permission for building access
  • Work with the video team to produce short news clips to accompany press releases. Please note there needs to be a visual element to your research or the possibility of filming cutaways of you working to warrant the need for a video.

What you can do for us

  • Keep us up-to-date with your news - we are always actively seeking stories and would like to know what research or events you are involved in
  • Mention the University of Leicester and your Department in any dealings with the media
  • Provide images (where appropriate) to accompany your news

Other services

  • For advertising or produce advertorials - see the Marketing Communications webpage on advertising
  • We are happy to help promote an event you are hosting but we do not organise these for you. Contact the Corporate Events team for advice at events@le.ac.uk
  • To book photos for your news and events, please visit the Marketing Communications webpage on photography
  • For recordings of any media coverage you receive, please contact Senior Video Producer Carl Vivian via cav2@le.ac.uk for this service


A summary of awards and nominations received by the University for its media/ communications work

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Contact us

For project requests, please complete the form on SharePoint.

For all other enquiries, please contact the External Relations Division by email:
ERD-requests@le.ac.uk or call 0116 223 1756

All staff in the External Relations Division are based in Enkalon House on Regent Road.