The Communications and External Affairs division is responsible for managing and enhancing the University of Sussex’s reputation as a world-leading research and academic institution.
The division works to ensure the University's vision, strategic aims and developments are understood by a range of stakeholders from students and staff to business, media, government, the local community and wider public.
By promoting the achievements of academics and researchers as well as students and professional staff, we aim to reinforce Sussex’s strong credentials and position as one of the UK’s top universities. Alongside this, we work with colleagues to increase the awareness of Sussex’s outstanding student experience and the many exciting and innovative University initiatives.
The division incorporates media relations, internal communications, public affairs and campaigns.
If you're a journalist, or a member of staff or student who has a story for the media, please contact:
Jacqui Bealing (Senior Media Relations Manager - Mathematical and Physical Sciences; Media, Film and Music; History, Art History, and Philosophy; Features)
Lynsey Ford (Media Relations Manager - Life Sciences; Education and Social Work; Global Studies) T: 01273 873712
Julia Harris (Media Relations Manager - Law, Politics and Sociology; Mathematical and Physical Sciences) T: 01273 678074
James Hakner (Media Relations Manager - Business, Management and Economics; Engineering and Informatics; and University-wide issues) T: 01273 877966