Communicating with students and postgraduate researchers.

This page tells you about the central channels we use to communicate university-wide messages and how we can support you in reaching your audience.  

Students get their information from a variety of different sources, including websites, different social media channels, emails, newsletters, staff and other students!

The Student Communication and Engagement team communicates to all taught students. As such, the messages are broad and often quite general. If you are looking to reach smaller groups of students then we recommend speaking to us for advice and further contacts.

As well as providing advice, we may be able to help amplify your communications by:

  • Retweeting your tweets – tag @UoLStudents and we’ll retweet, if possible.
  • Including a brief summary of your news, campaign or event in our student newsletter, if appropriate.
  • Providing you with guidance and contacts to make sure that staff know about your content – if appropriate. 
  • Suggesting additional further ways of reaching current students, including paid for promoted social media adverts, display screens across campus, or speaking to school or service communication colleagues.

Student newsletter

Last year we asked students what they liked about our newsletter and how we can improve it. They told us the content was useful and relevant but the look of the newsletter can be improved. As a result, we’ve introduced a new look for the newsletter that looks allows us to provide clear and concise updates that are accessible across difference devices and provde us with analytics that will help us continue to make improvements. 

We currently plan to send the newsletter every two weeks on a Friday. Note, this may change if there are reasons to send additional ones.

The next few dates for the newsletter to be sent are:

  • Friday 25 February
  • Friday 11 March
  • Friday 25 March
  • Friday 11 April
  • Friday 25 April

Submit your content using the submission form by the Monday of newsletter week. Note we may need to edit this to fit the style, space and theme of the newsletter, and there may be times when your submission isn’t able to be published.

If you have any questions or need to get a message out to students urgently, please email the Student Communications and Engagement team: studentcommunications@leeds.ac.uk