Public Relations and Communications
The Public Relations and Communications team promotes and protects the reputation of the University through external print and broadcast media and on the web.
The main activities are;
Issuing information to the media on the work of the University and responding to media inquiries
Dissemination of information about the corporate and research activities of the University
Sourcing university experts to contribute to media news and features
Trawling for University stories with external media visibility potential
Maintaining the University's Media Centre on Facebook
Maintaining the University’s Directory of Expertise
Briefing media representatives on the work of the University
Guidance for University staff on dealing with media relations issues
Monitoring and reporting media coverage
Public affairs monitoring and lobbying
Political liaison and public engagement
The team are happy to arrange independent comment and background briefings on any of the vast range of subjects on which the University's academics are expert.
For access to the private section of the University's web-based Directory Of Expertise, bona fide journalists should register using our online form here. Links to downloadable versions of key corporate documents of the University can be found in the sidebar on the right of this page.
Media representatives are invited to call any of the Public Relations and Communications personnel listed below for all enquiries about the work of the University. If you would like us to arrange a press facility visit to any of our campuses or faculties, please contact David Young, our Head of Public Relations to discuss your project needs.
Public Relations and Communications Staff Contact Details
David Young: Head of Public Relations
T: +44(0)28 9036 6074 - M: +44(0)7808 911343
Edel Mairs: Communications & Public Relations Manager
T: +44(0)28 9036 8310 - F: +44(0)28 9036 6872
Trina Muckian: Communications & Public Relations Officer
T: +44(0)28 7167 5511 - M: +44(0)7789 757784
Janet Clarke: Administrative Support Assistant
T: +44(0)28 9036 6178
Nigel McDowell: Digital Media Co-ordinator
T: +44(0)28 7032 4408 - M: +44(0)7713 090738
Paul Gilpin: Online Communications Officer
T: +44(0)28 9036 6425 - M: +44(0)7850 912431
T: +44(0)28 9036 6178 - F: +44(0)28 9036 6872