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Department of Engineering

Ms Charlotte Hester


Charlotte Hester

Marketing and Communications Coordinator

Telephone: +44 1223 7 61456


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I am a qualified journalist and began my career in regional news in 2007. I made the move to PR and communications in 2011, working in-house for national charities (media liaison and reputation management, including radio and TV work), and in 2015, I joined the higher education sector in a central press office role.

I am an experienced writer (17+ years) with the ability to find, shape, develop and sell-in stories of all kinds, and latterly, I have progressed to the role of video producer (scripting, filming and editing) for the Department of Engineering.

I have a First Class BA (Hons) degree in English and Film Studies.  

Department role and responsibilities

Marketing and Communications

Jaq Saggers and Charlotte Hester are the Department's marketing and communications team. We publicise research and teaching news and events in the Department to raise our profile. We manage the news section of the Department's website, produce the Department newsletter, manage the news-alert electronic mailing list and weekly news updates, place news in University publications, contact the press, produce posters for display around the Department, and maintain the Department's social media including X (Twitter), LinkedIn company pageLinkedIn alumni group, InstagramFacebookYouTube and Flickr.

Please contact Jaq and Charlotte by emailing for help with any of the following:

◾A news item suitable for publishing on the website and/or for inclusion in the newsletter
◾To publicise an event
◾If you have photos you would like to add to the Flickr collection or videos for the YouTube channel
◾To create a poster for display.

Useful guidelines on how to write articles for a lay audience and procedures on inviting a film crew into the Department are also available.

Roberta Lambert produces the Department's internal weekly bulletin. If you have any items for the bulletin/intranet, please email

Jane Woodland looks after the Department's electronic notice boards. If you have any announcements for the electronic screens, please email