For Staff

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 with various multimedia sources.

Why work with the media?

Working with the media can be rewarding and can greatly raise the public profile of your work and the work of the University.

Publicising your work

If you have news to publicise to the media, then the first step is to get in touch with the News Centre. Send a synopsis of your story (approximately 200 words) to and we will take it from there.

Communication Tools

The Press Office has a variety of communication tools to communicate your news or announcements.

Become an expert

The University invites reporters to search our online Experts Guide to find an expert to comment on the news agenda. The Experts Guide is a great opportunity for you to raise awareness of your expertise in the media.

Become an author on The Conversation UK. The Conversation is an independent source of news and views, sourced from the academic and research community and delivered direct to the public.

Dealing with the media

Although it may seem daunting at first, dealing with the media is hugely rewarding as it can help raise the profile of your research and the University.

Media Advice

Academics from the University share their experiences of being interviewed and filmed for TV programmes. Dr Angela Lennox, Professor Ken Pounds and John Williams offer advice and tips about giving interviews. Find out what journalists want from you to give the best interview for television.


Case studies: Experts' perspectives of working with the media

A number of our academics work regularly with the media. Here they share their advice and top tips for working with the media.


Academics share their areas of expertise and examples of where their research has been publicised in case studies.

Guide to Self-Shooting and Editing

If you are required to make talking head video content for your webpages or courses, follow these simple steps.

Media Monitoring

The University monitors its media coverage through a media agency, to demonstrate the impact of the coverage we receive.

Frequently Asked Questions

Frequently asked questions about all aspects of the News Centre. If your question isn't answered here, please contact us via

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

For general enquiries about the University, contact the main switchboard on +44 (0)116 252 2522.