BCU Press Team
We tell the media about what is happening at the University, providing a multi-service facility for journalists, including traditional press releases, audio soundbites, video footage and a news feed via Twitter.
We do this by:
- sending out news releases and photographs to media outlets
- publishing news releases on our website
- providing an experts service finding staff who can comment on their subject areas
- publishing news about the University that you can follow on Twitter
- providing broadcast quality audio
- providing images of the University and University events for publication
- detailing media coverage the University has received
- providing opportunities for filming on campus
Marketing and Communications Department
Birmingham City University
University House, City Centre Campus
15 Bartholomew Row
+44 (0)121 331 6738
We offer an out-of-hours service for members of the media only.
+44 (0)121 331 6738
Meet the team
Media Relations Manager
Ben is the main PR contact for Birmingham Conservatoire and Birmingham School of Acting, as well as corporate and international stories for the University.
0121 331 5695 or 07740 753 779
Read more about Ben...
Ben joined Birmingham City University in October 2015 after spending five years at the University of Birmingham, where he worked as the institution’s International Media Relations Manager.
Originally trained as a broadcast journalist at Birmingham City University, Ben has worked for a variety of local and national outlets, including BBC Radio 2, Free Radio and Touch FM.
Senior Media Relations Officer
Peter is the main Media Relations contact for the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment, as well as Parkside Gallery, the School of Art, the School of Architecture and Design, the School of Visual Communication and the School of English.
0121 331 7644 or 07740 753 778
Read more about Pete...
Peter joined Birmingham City University in August 2015 after spending nearly six years working in the Press Office at transport authority Centro.
Originally trained as a newspaper journalist, Peter has written for a variety of local and national publications ranging from the Chronicle newspaper series to Sky Sports and FHM.
Louisa is the main PR contact for the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences and also leads on the University’s City Talks programme of events.
0121 331 6327 or 07808 200 856
Read more about Louisa...
Louisa joined Birmingham City University’s media relations team in 2012 following an internship with Macmillan Cancer Support where she worked on the marketing and PR for the charity’s World’s Biggest Coffee Morning events in Birmingham and the Black Country.
Matt is the main PR contact for the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences, as well as the School of Media, the School of Fashion and Textiles, NTI and the School of Jewellery.
0121 331 6739 or 07808 200 859
Read more about Matt...
Matt joined Birmingham City University's media relations team in 2012, after previously working in the television production industry.
Matt also leads on social media activity within the media relations team, via @BCUPressOffice on Twitter.