The Media Team, based in the External Relations Division, aims to protect and enhance the reputation of the university, ensuring that wherever possible media coverage of the institution is accurate, fair and positive.
Our Media Team provide a central source for media enquiries from national and international journalists. We work proactively, contacting journalists about our latest news and research, and reactively, providing journalists with comment from our University experts on current affairs and breaking news topics.
Who we are
Mina Sharma - Media Relations Manager
Mina has over 20 years’ experience of working within media relations. Mina’s experience includes working at the Department of Health and Social Care press office, in the press team at the Royal College of GPs and leading the media team at Westminster City Council during the 2012 Olympics. Since moving out of London, Mina has led on media relations for the Warwickshire Police and Crime Commissioner and worked in the press team at Leicestershire County Council, before joining the University of Leicester in 2019.
Jonathan Whitney - Press Officer
Jonathan is responsible for communicating both research and corporate activity at the University of Leicester, and is charged with securing positive media coverage as well as managing reputation. Formerly of De Montfort University, De Montfort Students’ Union and Leicester Tigers Rugby Club.