Services for the media

The communications team is the main point of contact for journalists at local, regional and international level.

News services

Our team issues regular news releases on ground-breaking research, major projects, partnership initiatives and topical issues.

We organise news conferences, photocalls and press briefings as a service to the media.

We can provide guest editorial relating to the work of the University, including facts, figures and background information.

Media visits

If you are a journalist and would like to arrange a media visit to the University our team will be happy to arrange this for you.

We can arrange and oversee filming relevant to our work, both for commercial projects and news.

Contact us


Communications and Marketing

Work: +44 (0)131 650 9547


5 Forrest Hill



The communications office is staffed Monday to Friday, 9am - 5pm.

Out-of-hours service

The Duty Press Officer handles urgent media enquiries in the evenings or at weekends.

Duty Press Officer

Communications and Marketing

Work: +44 (0)7979 446 209

Contact us through an online sign language interpreter

British Sign Language (BSL) users can contact the University of Edinburgh via Contact Scotland BSL, the online British Sign Language video relay interpreting service.

Find out more on the Contact Scotland BSL website