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.

Meet the team to find out our individual responsibilities and backgrounds.

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

Awards

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

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Contact us

Telephone
+44 (0) 116 252 5761

email
pressoffice@le.ac.uk

Out of hours mobile
07711 927821

Press Office website (for journalists)

The Press Office is on the first floor of the Fielding Johnson Building South Wing.

Contact us

For project requests, please complete this form.

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