External Relations

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Emma Thorne

Head of News, Faculty of Registrars



I joined the University in June 2000, having previously worked in regional print journalism. My experience working as a reporter for local weekly and daily publications gave me an excellent grounding in the news-gathering and contact building skills which underpin the work that I do as Media Relations Manager for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences.

I am passionate about science communication and love working in a job where I get to tell stories about amazing people and how their research is changing lives and making the world we live in a better place.

Expertise Summary

My main areas of responsibility are:

  • Reputation management and profile raising
  • Strategic planning, monitoring and evaluation
  • News-gathering (UoN Nottingham, Ningbo, Malaysia campuses)
  • Editorial content production (press releases, podcasts, films, blogs, award submissions, magazine features, etc)
  • Channel management and engagement (website, social media, publications, intranet)
  • Handling media enquiries (for print, online, broadcast news, features and documentaries)
  • Staff training (engaging with the media, writing and pitching opinion pieces, broadcast interview skills, etc)

My working days are Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday. Find me on LinkedIn

Main areas of responsibility:

  • Newsgathering and contribution to internal publications
  • Media enquiries
  • Press releases
  • Web-based news
  • Editorial content for Hermes
  • Media training
  • Guide to Expertise for the Media, editor

Hours of work: Monday to Wednesday

External Relations

University of Nottingham
C Floor, Pope Building (Rooms C2-C10)
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5151
fax: +44 (0) 115 846 6787
email: externalrelations@nottingham.ac.uk