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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
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-backed projects to receive Queen's Anniversary Prize

Six projects, backed by funding from across the UK’s research councils, have been announced as recipients of Queen’s Anniversary Prizes – In total, 21 UK universities and colleges of further education were recognised.

December 4, 2017
RCUK publishes early reflections on FP9

The Research Councils are actively engaging with the process of shaping FP9 and has published early reflections this week. The paper was developed with support by the UK Research Office, the European office of the UK Research Councils.

November 28, 2017
Research Council projects crowned winners of Newton Prize in India

Two projects have been awarded the Newton Prize worth £200,000 each. Both projects were presented with the prestigious annual Prize by the Minister for Universities, Science and Research Jo Johnson, and Sir Venki Ramakrishnan, Chair of the Newton Prize Committee and President of the Royal Society.

November 2, 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. 


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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