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Generating media coverage

We can help to engage with local, national, international and specialist media on a range of activities including:

  • research findings
  • new research awards
  • staff and student awards and achievements
  • new teaching programmes and other initiatives
  • work with the York community
  • events, conferences and visitors.

If you have a story

  1. Phone, email or visit the Media Relations team to discuss a media release
  2. A press officer will talk with you to gain background material
  3. We will draft your media release and send it to you to check
  4. The final version of the release will be signed off by the Head of Media Relations
  5. We prepare a distribution list tailored to your release
  6. The release is distributed to media outlets and displayed on the University homepage

How you can help us

Contact us at the earliest possible stage of your story, even if you’re uncertain about whether your research or event might interest the media.

Think about pictures: interesting images, video or sound are just as effective at attracting media attention as words on a page. Try to have a good selection of high resolution images ready.

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

For other research communications

Sarah Heathwood
Head of Research Communications