Writing a news story or press release

If you think you’ve an interesting story to tell about your research, teaching or student experience the University’s Communications team would love to hear from you.

A member of the Communications team will then discuss your potential news story and review with you the channels available to promote it including the University’s website, departmental websites, social media accounts and the external print, broadcast and online media.

The Communications team prioritises stories which are likely to generate national or international media coverage, but the team also works on online content including news and can help you target the local and regional press if that is your aim.

When to contact the Communications team

It is always best to start talking to the Communications team as soon as you can so there is plenty of time to prepare materials and think through the best approach to promoting your story.

Information needed for a story

A member of the Communications team will talk you through the information needed for the story and any other material which might be useful including video, audio and photography. We also have a simple template available to help you gather all the information.

What happens next?

If the Communications team think your story is likely to generate interest from external media they will work closely with you to develop a communications plan.

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Communications Office
Telephone: 01206 872400