Media contacts and services


For out of hours media enquiries please call 07901 515891

Rachel James Deputy Head of Media Relations Tel: +44 (0) 1908 652 818 Email:

Christine Drabwell Senior Media Relations Officer (In the office Monday AM, Wednesday – Friday) Tel: 01908 858673 Mobile: 07990 827027 Email:

Kath Middleditch Senior Media Relations Officer (In the office Monday – Wednesday) Tel: 01908 655026 Mobile: 07771 810098 Email:

Liz Ellis Liz Ellis Tel: 01908 659740 Email:

Hannah Grimmette Media Relations Officer Tel: +44 (0) 1908 858313 Email:

Graham Black Head of External Communications Email:

General media enquiries Tel: +44 (0) 1908 654316 Email:

Media services

The Media Relations team offers a comprehensive, professional and responsive news and information service for journalists and media professionals.

Personalised support and guidance for journalists

The Media Relations team is the central point of contact for all media inquiries and questions. For broadcast journalists, the OU offers an ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) telephone line for high audio quality phone interviews. The OU's Audio Visual Services offers support to television crews. TV reporters who wish to film on an OU campus or interview a staff member on campus should contact the Media Relations team to make arrangements.

The latest OU media releases

View the latest Open University news releases. Journalists can also look back at the news release archive. Journalists with a specialist interest in certain types of news stories (eg research news, news about students, etc) can reconfigure the media release page to meet their particular requirements, or link to other specific news and information pages on the OU website.
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Image Bank for the media

A range of images and photographs relating to the latest news from the university, OU people and places is available for download.
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