Campus PR is a specialist agency providing expert communications and public relations services to leaders in higher education and research. We use our expertise to help clients connect with specific target audiences and stakeholders; to deliver new partnerships and funding opportunities; and to raise their media profile. Working strategically, we help our clients to achieve their communications objectives. Please feel free to get in touch and we’ll be happy to discuss any support you need.
Jo founded Campus PR in 2000 and has established the agency as a leader in communications for higher education, research and innovation. Previously, she worked as a content manager for AlphaGalileo, the European research news service and spent nearly 10 years in the press office at the University of Leeds and as PR Officer at Leeds Innovations, the University’s technology transfer company. Jo also volunteered for six years on the committee of Stempra – the national network of science PR and communications professionals.
Abigail most enjoys getting to the heart of research to tell a story. With experience across the public sector, including universities, local government, health trusts and fire and rescue services, she takes a strategic approach to PR and communications. Before joining Campus PR in 2006, she was Head of Communications at the UK Resource Centre for Women in Science, Engineering and Technology (UKRC) and worked for many years as a senior PR Officer for the University of Leeds.
Sam is an experienced communications manager with a strong track record in obtaining national and local press coverage. She is especially interested in promoting niche science and medical stories to a wider audience. Before joining Campus PR in 2020, she was the Research Press Manager at St George’s, University of London. Sam has a background in broadcast journalism and has worked as a producer for Sky News and Channel 4 News.
Dan is an experienced communications and engagement manager for medical research. He has a keen interest in writing about what research discoveries mean for people, and the scale and spread of innovation across organisations and society. He was previously Head of Communications for Primary Care Health Sciences at the University of Oxford, and worked for many years at the British Science Association and UKRI’s Medical Research Council.
Richard helps deliver Campus PR’s ‘Broadcast your research’ training course. A radio journalist with more than 30 years’ experience in West Yorkshire, Richard has taught postgraduate journalists at Leeds Trinity University and has built a great reputation as a media skills trainer with recent clients including West Yorkshire Police and Leeds City Council.
An experienced science journalist, Richard has worked for the national media for 15 years after completing a degree in biochemistry. Now a freelance writer, he is fascinated by the knowledge good research can provide and more so by the questions it throws up. He helps Campus PR to run media training courses and with copywriting. He previously worked for the Telegraph, the MailOnline, Scotland on Sunday and the Daily Mirror.
Working with Campus PR is a real joy. Their flexible but professional approach make our life easy. They have such a great intuition and can produce content based on a minimal brief, which is a skill in its own right.
You’ve been nothing but enthusiastic and skilful in your approach – especially in the training – and we’ve enjoyed working with you. You’ve left us much more able to share the valuable work we produce and much more confident in doing so.
We very much enjoy working with the Campus PR team on the press activities at our annual Congress. We can really rely on their expertise, they just know the drill. They are very flexible and, not unimportantly, also great fun to work with!
Your thoughtfulness and attention to detail have been such a help, indeed a saviour. We quite literally couldn’t have done this without you.
Many thanks for all your work over the past few months. It has been great working with you. The quality of your releases superb, everything is done efficiently, and basically – you have seamlessly fitted into the UCL Media Relations team!
Campus PR’s approach was entirely flexible to suit our needs and the team gladly accommodated last-minute changes. I highly recommend Campus PR for their high-quality work, good communication and excellent results.
I really appreciated your input – I felt in safe hands! I know my requests were a bit random at times but you responded beautifully and actually just knowing we could call on you was so helpful.
I cannot state highly enough how impressed we were with Campus PR. Sam and the team were so responsive, flexible, understanding and skilled in their expertise. We are delighted with the end result.
Thanks again for the incredible help you gave us in pulling together our REF submission. Your skill in drawing out the narratives and evidence has made it all so much stronger – we couldn’t have done it without you! I hope to get the chance to work with you again in the future.
Just to say that the science team are over the moon with the coverage, as are our funders! Thank you so much.
Flexible. Professional. Invaluable. Campus PR will always go the extra mile and act as a vital extension of the team. Above all, they are honest and trustworthy. If you want to talk through how and why we’ve worked with them, just drop me a line.
I was absolutely delighted that the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund Tissue Bank featured on the BBC News! This was a complex project to pull together – in particular co-ordinating and liaising between so many partner institutions and individual people. You did this with great patience and diplomacy and gave the Tissue Bank the best start we could have hoped for.
We’d been speaking to Smith & Nephew for a few years about working with us to commercialise the technology and we’d had some excellent publications on the research, but what got the company’s attention was the media coverage which Campus PR helped us achieve. The science on its own couldn’t do it – it was the publicity that clinched the deal.
Working with Campus PR has been a great experience. We had a huge amount of interest in our project, which raised the department’s profile and helped us with our post-doctoral recruitment.
This flurry of media interest was beyond my experience and it was great to have an expert voice guiding me and my colleagues. I’m grateful for the efficiency and warmth that you brought to this work.
Campus PR are the first PR company I have dealt with (and I have dealt with a few) who do not try to “dumb down” the story or sensationalise it.
We've been really pleased with the work you've done with engineering. It’s been a pleasure working with you all for so long and you've done some fantastic work for us.