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The Communications team is responsible for:

  • Providing strategic advice and high-quality communications for staff engagement, the student experience and research reputation building
  • Delivering a programme of public events including YorkTalks, Public Lectures and the York Festival of Ideas
  • Promoting and managing media coverage to enhance and protect the University’s reputation
  • Developing and embedding the University’s brand, including provision of creative services and management of core digital platforms

See what we've been up to on our team blog.

How can we help?


  • Media training for interviews
  • Promoting media coverage for your story
  • Crisis management

Brand, images and guidelines 

  • Design standards and style guide
  • The University logo and branded templates
  • Arrange a photoshoot
  • Image library


  • Advice for event organisers 
  • Promoting open lectures
  • Corporate events
  • Support Public Engagement with Science activities

Internal communications

  • Include something in the Staff Digest
  • Content for digital screens
  • Running, promoting and analysing surveys of staff and students

Web and CMS

  • Building websites
  • Updating existing pages
  • CMS access and help
  • Producing digital content
  • User experience (UX)

Social media

  • Set up a social media account
  • Connect with departments across the University 
  • Social media tool kit

Contact us


  • General marketing and communication enquiries 
  • Web help and requests

Our team

  • Our team structures 
  • Find individual contact details 

Meet the team