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Any press enquiries that relate to any cross-Council policies or initiatives are usually dealt with by the RCUK press office. Here you can find press releases from RCUK.

Contact our press office

For further information please contact:

Simon Wesson
Media Campaigns Officer
Email: Simon.Wesson@rcuk.ac.uk
Telephone: 01793 444067
Twitter: @SimonWessonPR

The Reseach Councils have a collective communications network, the News Planning Group. This is currently chaired by Tamera Jones (NERC).

The seven Research Councils also have their own press offices, which deal with any specific enquiries relating to their work. Contact details are available on their websites as follows:

Latest updates

Research Council projects shortlisted for prestigious Newton Prize

Ten Research Council projects have been shortlisted for the 2017 Newton Prize, an annual £1 million fund awarded for the best research or innovation that promotes the economic development and social welfare of developing countries.

13 October 2017
Research Councils announce funding to enhance and embed support for public engagement with research within UK higher education institutes

Research Councils UK is pleased to announce the launch of the Strategic Support to Expedite Embedding Public Engagement with Research (SEE-PER) grants. This funding invited two types of approach from institutions to help enrich and embed cultures within Higher Education Institutions.

06 October 2017
Website Maintanance, 8 October 2017

Due to essential maintenance, the RCUK website and Gateway to Research (GtR) may be unavailable on Sunday 8 October from 22:00-00:00 (GMT).

This maintenance will also affect other Research Council services, including the Peer Review extranet and recruitment application system which may be become unavailable during this period.

04 October 2017

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Publications and Resources

Research Councils UK produce a variety of publications and resources which provide resources for researchers and users of research; highlight the outcomes and impact of research; and set out policy and strategy. Publications are listed in chronological order, the first being the most recent. 

Multimedia

RCUK produces a number of films about cross-Council research and policy areas.

Content Style Guide

The research councils have produced a joint style guide which includes guidance for online and printed resources. This style guide provides information that will help ensure the research councils produce clear, consistent and user-friendly content across our websites and printed media.

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