Publicise your work

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The Public Relations Office assists the University in communicating and promoting its core activities of teaching, learning and research both internally and externally.

There are a number of ways in which we can help you promote your work.

Press releases

Press releases are generally about exciting new research findings.

News of interest to an external audience is written up by the press team as a short press release (two pages maximum). Some releases are only issued to local media, others to national, international and specialist media. 

If you would like us to issue a press release about your work, please contact the Press Officer responsible for your subject after checking their areas of responsibility. It is important that you notify us before your paper is published online.

If an external body (eg a funding council or academic journal) is issuing a press release on your work, please inform the press team as soon as possible before the release is issued. This will help us deal promptly and efficiently with any enquiries from journalists arising from the release.

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Events listing and advertising

If you have a forthcoming University lecture, concert or other public event you would like included in the Events diary, or if you wish to place an advert on the news website, please contact:

Paula Anstey 
Tel: +44 (0)117 928 8895

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Research news

Research news contain articles on current research projects and recently published books.

Articles are generally 500-1,000 words long.  Some are written by academic staff or postgraduate students; others are the result of interviews with academics about their work or shorter versions of conference papers.

If you are interested in having your work featured, please contact:

Hannah Johnson
Tel: +44 (0)117 828 8896


University homepage

If a news story is issued as a press release, it will also appear on the University home page as a ‘Latest news’ story. 

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Directory of Experts

The Directory of Experts contains details of academic staff who are willing to speak to the media as authorities on particular subjects. It has also proved a useful tool for other academics, both at Bristol and in other institutions, looking for collaborators. Some academics also use it as an easy-to-update homepage.

If you would like to join the Directory, select 'login' from the departmental navigation bar on the Directory of Experts website or contact

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