To contact the Press Office, please call 0115 951 5798 or email
For out-of-hours emergencies only please call 07971 884887 and leave a message.

Media interviews

TV and radio broadcasters are able to conduct interviews with academics and University spokespeople through the Press Office. We have a portable broadcast camera, a studio facility at Jubilee Campus and an ISDN point at Sutton Bonington campuses.

Use our Expertise Guide to browse our academic experts.

For more details about our facilities contact the relevant Media Relations Officer using the details below.

Commerical filming and events 

Campus Venues arrange for the hiring of our buildings and facilities including lecture theatres, sports pitches, halls of residence and other areas of the University estate.

Contact Campus Venues or call +44 115 74 86100


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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 underpinned my work in the Press Office as Media Relations Manager for the Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences. I have since stepped up to the role of Head of News, leading the Press Office team of Media Relations Managers supporting the University's faculties.

I am passionate about science communication and love working in a job where we 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)

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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

Media Relations - External Relations

The University of Nottingham
C Floor, Pope Building (Room C4)
University Park
Nottingham, NG7 2RD

telephone: +44 (0) 115 951 5798