Name: Press Office
Place in structure: Professional Services > Marketing and External Linkages > Press Office
Enquiries: 01524 592612
Website: LU News
The Press Office is responsible for promoting the University's news, research and developments to a wide audience through media relations. We offer a number of services to support media relations including:
We work with academics and students across the campus to publicise research and achievements at Lancaster. If you have a story idea or want to be included in the University's directory of experts please contact Vicky Tyrrell via email@example.com.
The Press Office has a sound-proof radio booth which enables staff and students to take part in radio interviews at their convenience. This facility is promoted to national and local media stations and is a good method of promoting individual work as well as the University generally.
To ensure that news articles on the Lancaster website are as engaging as possible, it may be possible to film an interview that will then be embedded within the news article web page, or used as a standalone video blog.
We also provide advice on general media matters and crisis management, and can provide media training.
The Press Office edits the internal weekly bulletin LU TEXT, manages the plasma screen news channel, produces the University's Annual Report and Accounts and contributes content to a wide range of communications including speeches, brochures, websites, prospectuses, social media and newsletters.
We maintain a 'What's On?' directory of University events on the Web. Anyone wanting to have an event included in should contact Laura Mitchell on ext. 92103.
Staff Contact Information
Head of Press Office
Vicky Tyrrell (ext 94120)
Press Officer (Returns September 2013 Mon, Tues, Wed)
Beth Broomby (ext 93719)
Press Officer (Tues, Wed, Thurs)
Anne Rothwell (ext 93719)
Gillian Whitworth (ext 92612)
Assistant Press Officer (Wed, Thurs, Fri)
Laura Mitchell (ext 92103)