Faculty success during election coverage
(14 May 2015)
The Faculty has enjoyed extremely high profile media coverage in the run up to and during the General Election with early analytics showing that The University of Manchester’s impact was second only to the London School of Economics, among our competitors.
This is down to a packed schedule of media appearances from a number of senior academics in the School of Social Sciences, supported by contributions from colleagues in the School of Environment, Education and Development and the School of Law. Close working with the Media Relations Teams, both centrally and for the British Election Study, meant that our commentators secured some of the key commentary slots of the campaign. In addition, the Media Relations Team arranged for the UoMnews twitter handle to retweet academics’ commentary through election night. More in depth media analysis will be reported back to the Faculty, through Humanities eNews, in the coming weeks.
The Media Relations Team also piloted a media training workshop with 15 members of the Faculty’s teaching and research staff, primarily from the Economics discipline. An external supplier of The Economists’ choosing was brought in and worked with Deborah Linton, Humanities Media Relations Officer, to deliver the session.