For Journalists

The Press Office is the main point of contact for journalists at local, regional and international level.

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

Filming at the University of Leicester

Any news media wishing to film on campus must seek permission from the News Centre. Please read our guide on how to obtain consent.

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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The Press Office is open 9.00am-5.00pm, Monday to Friday.

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