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Media relations

The Media Relations team promotes the University, its staff, and their work to the wider public through the media. We offer support to academics wishing to provide commentary in the media, as well as helping journalists find the right expert at York for their story.

We draft media releases, take pictures, film videos, record podcasts and produce statements. We also offer advice on how you should approach interviews with journalists to ensure you get your message across accurately, concisely and with impact.

How we can help

Who to contact

General enquiries

Alistair Keely
Head of Media Relations
+44 (0)1904 32 2153

Samantha Martin
Deputy Head of Media Relations (job share)
+44 (0)7385341616

Shelley Hughes
Deputy Head of Media Relations (job share)
+44 (0)7384238992

Out of hours for urgent media inquiries only
+44 (0)7795 315029

In an emergency

  • Security Services: +44 (0)1904 32 3333
  • Duty Press Officer: +44 (0)7795315029