College of Medicine & Veterinary Medicine

Communications and External Engagement

The team provides an integrated service to support and deliver the key aims of the College in new and creative ways.

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We can advise and support you with:

  • Staff communications
  • Student communications
  • Digital communications and web
  • External marketing and publicity
  • Media and PR (handled by the central Communications and Marketing team)
  • Student recruitment
  • Student experience
  • Branding, copywriting and design
  • Alumni relations
  • Fundraising

  • Public and community engagement


Resources and guidance

We are currently developing a suite of online guides to help you with key communications activities. You can find some of them below. In the meantime, if you have an enquiry, please get in touch with a member of our team. 

We also host a quarterly Communications Forum, open to anyone in the College with an interest in communications. If you would like to attend, please contact


Team members

Name Position Phone Email
Jen Middleton Head of External Engagement and Communications  +44 (0) 131 650 9241

Jenny Durkin External Engagement and Communications Officer +44 (0) 131 650 2243
Nick Kelly Web and Communications Officer +44 (0) 131 242 9307
Sandra Chilton Development Officer, Royal (Dick) School of Veterinary Studies +44 (0) 131 651 4403
Leisa Thomas

Senior Philanthropy Officer,  Health, Medicine and Veterinary Medicine 

+44 (0) 131 651 4403

Alison Irving External Engagement and Communications Officer +44 (0) 131 242 6902
Kate McAllister PR and Press Manager (on maternity leave from April 2019) +44 (0) 131 650 6357
Guy Atkinson PR and Press Manager (Wednesday-Friday) +44 (0) 131 650 6357
Vacant PR and Press Manager