External Relations

Communications and Engagement

The Communications and Engagement Office consists of the Communications and Events teams.

Key Citizens

Liz Cass – Director of Communications and Engagement


We are responsible for external and internal communications. This includes corporate and student and staff communications across an array of channels. 

The Communications team also includes the Press Office, which provides a central source for media enquiries, both proactively by contacting journalists about our latest news and research and also reactively by providing expert commentators on a daily basis.

Key Citizens

Marie McCormack – Head of Corporate Communications
Amy Rewilak – Head of Internal Communications (maternity leave)
Chris Fidler –  Head of Media Relations
Becky Broadley – Internal Communications Manager (Staff)
Nicola Mirams – Internal Communications Manager (Students)



We are responsible for a range of high-profile, public facing corporate and student engagement events. These include key lifecycle welcome events and Graduation ceremonies every year. The Events team also delivers various lecture series’, staff awards, building launches, ministerial (or other high-profile) visits, summertime and Christmas on campus activities.  

The Events team plan and execute bespoke events for the University to meet specific research, reputation and strategic objectives, alongside providing expert guidance to staff and students on delivering events – from start to finish.

Key Citizens

Aboo Aboobaker – Head of Events
Eloise Bradfield – Events Manager
George Harrington – Events Coordinator
Heather Gordon – Events Assistant


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