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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

Pre-election rules – what they mean for researchers

On 8 June 2017, the UK General Election will take place.  As with previous elections, non-departmental public bodies, including the research councils, are bound by pre-election rules.

May 4, 2017
Business Secretary announces Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund investments

The Government is investing £1bn in cutting-edge technologies to create jobs and raise living standards, Business Secretary Greg Clark announced today. The funding from the flagship Industrial Strategy Challenge Fund (ISCF) will be spent across six key areas over the next four years.

April 21, 2017
Second GCRF Collective Fund call will be launched in late summer 2017

Research Councils UK are pleased to announce that a second GCRF Collective Fund call will be launched in late summer 2017. This call will establish a cohort of large-scale Global Challenges Interdisciplinary Research Hubs, which will be expected to deliver integrated and innovative international research programmes.

April 21, 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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