BCU Press Team

We tell the media about what is happening at the University, providing a multi-service facility for journalists, including traditional press releases, audio soundbites, video footage and a news feed via Twitter.

We do this by:

  • Issuing news releases, comment pieces and photographs to media outlets
  • Publishing news releases on our website and on Twitter
  • Providing an experts service and finding staff who can comment on their subject areas
  • Providing broadcast quality audio and video
  • Providing images of the University and University events for publication
  • Offering opportunities for filming on campus

Contact us

Media Centre
Marketing and Communications Department
Birmingham City University 
University House, City Centre Campus
15 Bartholomew Row
Birmingham 
B5 5JU

+44 (0)121 331 6738

press@bcu.ac.uk

We offer an out-of-hours service for members of the media only.

+44 (0)121 331 6738

Meet the team

Ben Goodwin

External Relations Manager

Ben is the main PR contact for the Royal Birmingham Conservatoire, as well as corporate and international stories for the University.

0121 331 5695 or 07740 753 779

benjamin.goodwin@bcu.ac.uk

Read more about Ben...

Ben joined Birmingham City University in October 2015 after spending five years at the University of Birmingham, where he worked as the institution’s International Media Relations Manager.

Originally trained as a broadcast journalist at Birmingham City University, Ben has worked for a variety of local and national outlets, including BBC Radio 2, Free Radio and Touch FM.

Peter Cameron

Senior External Relations Officer

Peter is the main PR contact for the Faculty of Computing, Engineering and the Built Environment, as well as Parkside Gallery, the School of Art, the School of Architecture and Design, the School of Visual Communication and the School of English.

0121 331 7644 or 07740 753 778

peter.cameron@bcu.ac.uk

Read more about Pete...

Peter joined Birmingham City University in August 2015 after spending nearly six years working in the Press Office at transport authority Centro.

Originally trained as a newspaper journalist, Peter has written for a variety of local and national publications ranging from the Chronicle newspaper series to Sky Sports and FHM.

Iyma Atiq

External Relations Officer

Iyma is the main PR contact for the Faculty of Health, Education and Life Sciences.

0121 331 6327 or 07808 200 856

iyma.atiq@bcu.ac.uk

Read more about Iyma...

Iyma joined Birmingham City University in 2018 having previously worked in a communications role at Coventry City Council. Prior to that she worked in the press team at University of Wolverhampton and has also worked at BBC Radio WM.

Matt Height

External Relations Officer

Matt is the main PR contact for the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences, as well as the School of Media, the School of Fashion and Textiles, NTI and the School of Jewellery. Matt also leads on social media activity within the external relations team.

0121 331 6739 or 07808 200 859

matt.height@bcu.ac.uk

Read more about Matt...

Matt joined Birmingham City University in 2012, after previously working in the television production industry on programmes for Channel 4.