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The Communications team ensures our University talks clearly and directly to its stakeholders and ambassadors – our staff and students, local and national leaders, our peers and collaborators in the sector and industry, and the media. Our work upholds our University’s strong, distinctive reputation as we navigate challenging times.

Student communications

The Student Communications team work to keep our current students informed, engaged and supported throughout their student journey. We deliver messages through a range of channels including regular newsletters, social media and an online student news site; along with managing the University’s core student portal, My Manchester. We work in partnership with wider University teams to provide communications advice and support, and deliver key campaigns throughout the year such as Welcome and Graduation.

Staff communications

We help make our colleagues – our greatest asset and essential ambassadors – feel involved, engaged and valued. We deliver messages on behalf of management, facilitate a two-way dialogue between leaders and staff and develop colleagues’ communication skills using a variety of channels, as well as looking after engagement events for the Senior Leadership Team and Professional Services Leadership Team.

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Research communications

We communicate the impact and excellence of our research to our key audiences to demonstrate the benefits of our research to society, enhancing our reputation as a globally influential university. Bringing together communications and research teams, we coordinate communications support for the REF2021 submission, including training and copyediting the University’s submission. We are also developing a strategy to showcase our research impact locally, nationally and internationally.

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Media relations

The News and Media Relations team exists to promote the excellent work of our staff and students externally via the media, whilst also protecting and enhancing the reputation of our University. We can provide proactive and reactive media support, media training and promote your work through various external-facing platforms, including media releases, social media, our online newsroom, and The Conversation.

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Social media

The social media team manage the strategy and development of corporate University channels on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, TikTok, YouTube and LinkedIn, with a combined audience of over 700,000 followers/fans. We produce paid-for and organic content and campaigns related to research, student experience and key events to boost the University's brand and reputation and support student recruitment objectives. We also manage social media enquiries from prospective and current students, and provide best practice support and training to practitioners across the University using social media channels.

View key channels from across the University via the social media directory.