Contact Us

You can contact the News Centre for more information about press releases, expert commentators, images, multimedia content, to arrange filming on campus for news stories, to use the ISDN line and much more.

Out of hours contact

Telephone: 07711 927821

Ather Mirza


Telephone: 0116 252 3335

A graduate in English from the University of Leicester, Ather has been a journalist for nearly 30 years and is a former winner of a Commonwealth Press Union scholarship to India.

Ather manages the News Centre, provides strategic and operational advice on media priorities and reputation management; liaises with the press on local, national and international stories; writes news and features about research and corporate news.


Peter Thorley

News Projects Officer

Telephone: 0116 252 2415

Peter graduated with a degree in English and Media Studies from De Montfort University in 2005 and spent two years working for the British Psychological Society before joining the News Centre.

Peter leads the News Centre's corporate news output, developing and managing the delivery of news content around strategic projects.

Alex Phillimore

News Content Officer

Telephone: 0116 252 5761

An English and History graduate from the University of Leicester, Alex writes press releases with a focus on research, features and blogs, issues press releases to the media, manages the Media Experts Guide and Think: Leicester platforms and oversees Work Experience placements. Alex leads in the News Centre's multimedia output and identifies newsworthy stories for the web, press and social media.

Tony Tysome

Freelance Higher Education Media Consultant

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