Media assistance

All media enquiries and expert interview requests should come through the University Press Office on +44 (0)1334 46 2530 or via

Press releases on the latest news and events are issued regularly. Journalists interested in subscribing to our press releases should forward their contact details and areas of interest to the Press Office on

Promoting University research

The Press Office is responsible for promoting and enhancing the University’s world-class reputation for teaching and research.

If you are a member of staff and have research-related news to share, please contact the Press Office. Individual Press Officers can also be contacted on the details below:

Steve Bargeton
Head of Communications and Public Affairs
Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 7310
Mobile: +44 (0)7802 376 860

Christine Tudhope
Deputy Head of Communications
Phone: +44 (0)1334 46 7320
Mobile: +44 (0)7526 624 243

Linda Barclay Isles
Senior Communications Manager
Mobile: +44 7738 858305

Lindsey Alexander
Senior Communications Manager
Mobile: +44 7523 938 779

Victoria Herd
Communications Officer
Mobile: +44 (0)7850 900 351

Lauren Sykes
Communications Officer
Mobile: +44 (0)7714 921 270

Expert interviews

The University of St Andrews is a world-renowned centre for research and teaching and our academics are leading experts in their fields. To get in touch with one of our academics, email

Broadcast quality radio interviews with University staff can be arranged via our in-house ISDN line. To book the media suite, please contact the Press Office in advance.

If you are an academic of the University and would like to make yourself available for media comment, or amend your existing details with us, or if you would like to suggest an expert in a particular field, please contact the Press Office. Full media training is offered by the Press Office team.

On location

The historic setting and ancient university buildings make St Andrews a popular choice for film locations and photo shoots. The University has been used for feature films, TV dramas and documentaries, adverts, fashion shoots, theatrical productions and events.

The University of St Andrews owns a substantial collection of unique and historic buildings dating from the 16th century to the present day, providing a wide range of both interior and exterior locations.

Please note that the University is a full-time academic institution, and as such there are restrictions regarding the availability of certain locations, particularly during teaching weeks.

To make a filming or photography request, or for more information on locations, fees and availability, please email Gayle McIntyre (Senior Visual Communications Manager) or Ed Broughton (Video Producer) on