Communications and External Affairs

Mr James Hakner

Post:Media Relations Manager (Press and Communications Office)
Location:SUSSEX HOUSE SH-230

Telephone numbers
UK:01273 877966
International:+44 1273 877966
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I work as part of the Media Relations team, who raise the profile of the University of Sussex in print, broadcast and electronic media.

I gain positive international, national, regional and local media coverage for the University through pro-active media work.

To do this, I build relationships with University faculty, other members of staff and relevant journalists to respond to media enquiries and produce press releases.

I also advise senior staff on media issues and interviews and can give guidance and support to academics on how they can promote their University research and raise their profile in the media.

See our web pages about for more about the Media Relations team and how we can help you.