Media contacts and services

Contacts

For out of hours media enquiries please call 07901 515891

James Hardy Head of Media Relations and Social Media Engagement Tel: 01908 652744 Mobile: 07809 598393 Email: james.hardy@open.ac.uk

Christine Drabwell Deputy Head of Media Relations (In the office Monday AM, Wednesday – Friday) Tel: 01908 858673 Mobile: 07990 827027 Email: christine.drabwell@open.ac.uk

Kath Middleditch Deputy Head of Media Relations (In the office Monday – Wednesday) Tel: 01908 655026 Mobile: 07771 810098

Darry Khajehpour Media Relations Officer Tel: 01908 652520 Mobile: 07990 795055 Email: darry.khajehpour@open.ac.uk

Rebecca Wilhelm Media Relations Officer Tel: 01908 653288 Email: rebecca.wilhelm@open.ac.uk

General media inquiries Tel: +44 (0) 1908 654316 Email: press-office@open.ac.uk

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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