Communications and External Affairs

Publicising your work

It is our job in the Media Relations team to help staff (and, to a lesser degree, students) gain the maximum exposure for this work.

We do this by:

  • Advising on appropriate channels of communication and publicity
  • Sharing expertise with the media
  • Presenting stories in press releases
  • Writing and editing internal news articles to appear online and in the Bulletin
  • Advising about and managing other channels of internal communication
  • Advising on likely outcomes and coverage
  • Arranging interviews
  • Managing content on the University's web pages.

You can help by:

  • Letting us know what's going on in your department or team - staff changes, new policies, current issues, prizes and achievements, and so on.
  • Telling us about your research findings, your latest book, a forthcoming journal article or a conference paper you are going to deliver.

We would normally begin by having a brief conversation with you to help you determine who might be interested in your work/news/announcement and what might be the strongest news angle to lead with.

If we think it is something worth pursuing, we will assign a member of the team to work with you.

If we judge that the news will be largely of internal interest (i.e. among staff and students), a member of the internal communications team will be in touch.

If, however, we can see potential for some external media coverage, one of the press officers will most likely work with you.