Public Affairs

The Public Affairs team is responsible for promoting the University via numerous communication channels to politicians and civil servants at local, national and international levels. We liaise with policymakers, students, staff and other key stakeholders. The team is specifically responsible for:

  • Maintaining regular contact with politicians, civil servants, local authority staff and regulatory bodies representatives to brief them on the University‚Äôs work
  • Monitoring Parliamentary questions and debates, Select Committees and information from Welsh and UK governments and other bodies that mention the University, and responding as appropriate
  • Coordinating visits to the University by government ministers, parliamentarians and other representatives of domestic and foreign governments, such as Ambassadors and High Commissioners
  • Providing advice on government and parliamentary-related matters
  • Working closely with communications staff based in different parts of the University to ensure the sharing of information, resources and best practice
  • Providing communications advice and planning for issues of University-wide importance
  • Writing newsletters, briefings, and press releases
  • Providing media management and other publicity activities
  • Attending or arranging representation on behalf of the University at political events
  • Establishing and maintaining two-way communication with relevant official bodies and stakeholders