For Journalists

About the University of Leicester

The University of Leicester is a leading UK University committed to international excellence through the creation of world-changing research and high quality, international teaching. Leicester is the most socially inclusive of Britain's top-20 leading universities.

Key Press Office contacts

Ather Mirza - Director
Telephone: 0116 252 3335

Peter Thorley - News Projects Officer
Telephone: 0116 252 2415

Alex Phillimore - News Content Officer
Telephone: 0116 252 5761


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

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

Media packs

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.

Multimedia News

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

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.














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