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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 are the public face of the University and are responsible for protecting and enhancing the University’s reputation.

We draft media releases, record podcasts, take pictures 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

Radio interviews

Participate in radio interviews from the comfort of Heslington Hall. Our high-quality ISDN line is available for use during normal office hours, and outside those times by special arrangement. Training in the use of the line is provided.

Contact the Media Relations team for bookings and availability.

Who to contact

General enquiries

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

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

Shelley Hughes (on maternity leave)
Press Officer
+44 (0)1904 32 3918

Out of hours for urgent media inquiries only
07795 315029

In an emergency

  • Security Services: 01904 32 3333
  • Duty Press Officer: 07795 315029