School of Media, Arts and Humanities - for students and staff


Communications teamPhoebe Cunningham (Communications Officer), Emily Byfield-Riches (Content Officer)

For all items for the Newsletter and Dean's Update please use For events please used the Promote your event form. Otherwise please email with any queries.

Our vision is to provide clear, unambiguous and timely communications within and on behalf of the School to all stakeholders in a way that is appropriate.

Our mission is to support the objectives and goals of the School, and to raise its profile and reputation along with that of its students, faculty, teaching expertise and research credentials - both within the University and externally to stakeholders and potential new students - by celebrating its achievements and distinctiveness. We wish to create targeted, engaging content that can be used across multiple channels and tailored for specific audiences.

Communications guidelines

In written materials, the first reference to the 'University of Sussex - School of Media Arts and Humanities' should always be written in full. It can then be shortened within the same document to ‘the School’ or 'Media, Arts and Humanities'.

The School name should never be shortened to ‘MAH School’ or 'School of MAH'.

It is permissible to use the acronym 'MAH' but please remember that acronyms can be meaningless to our key audiences so please consider your audience if you plan to use the acronym. If you do use the acronym please make sure you reference what it stands for before its first use eg School of Media, Arts and Humanities (MAH).

Read the University's guidelines on house style

School news and events

  • Dean's Update - weekly on Mondays and Thursdays (Monday only in vacation). Content - announcements, information sharing, SLT updates and minutes, and School 'asks'. Items to be included should be sent to by 1 pm on the day of publication. Anything received after this will be included in the next edition.
  • The Buzz - fortnightly on Thursdays. Content - Student Experience news, opportunities, announcements to students, information sharing, reboot of news from central communications. 
  • School Newsletter - fortnightly on Fridays. Content - News about the School, staff and students, research, alumni, publications, Five Minutes with..., event write-ups. Items to be included should be sent to Deadline is Wednesday before publication. 
  • What's On - weekly on Mondays. Content - events happening in the School (and beyond). 
  • Research Newsletter - circulated bi-monthly - a source of information and support across the School for all things research-related. Audience – Media, Arts and Humanities staff and PGRs.
  • PGR Newsletter - circulated bi-monthly - items of interest to the PGR community in the School. Audience – Media, Arts and Humanities PGRs and staff.

Social media

All staff are encouraged to follow the School on its various social media channels:

All Research Centres will also have their own social media channels.

Promote your event

To promote your event effectively please use the webform (link below) to input details of your event. In addition to asking for information on date, time, venue etc you'll also be able to attach images and specify if you would like the event to be shown on one of the School research centre websites, or the details sent on to other schools within the University.

Promote your event


The Communications team are responsible for the updating of all School websites. Please make contact if you have any updates to request.

Printed stationery and publications

Email signature, letterhead and PowerPoint templates are available. Business cards, letterheads and compliment slips are available for order from the Print Unit.

Update your email signature and use the letter and PowerPoint templates


The School organises regular staff photography sessions with the University photographer, allowing staff access to a professional head shot for their web profile, staff photo galleries and for personal use.

Photo shoots are organised by the Communications team and usually take place once per term. All staff will be notified of photo shoots in advance.