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Qualifications

CIPR Advanced Certificate in Public Relations – distinction
BA (Hons) Journalism – 2:1
Press Association Certificate in Newspaper Journalism – pass
Press Association 120wpm Teeline shorthand – pass

About

Sarah joined the University in April 2012, having previously worked in the Public Relations office at Cardiff University. She is a trained journalist and started her career at Media Wales, where she wrote for several newspapers and the WalesOnline site. The role of the Corporate Communications Office is to issue internal and external communications, press releases and articles and is the first point of contact for incoming media enquiries.

Experience

April 2012 to present: Communications Officer, University of South Wales
September 2011 to March 2012: Public Relations Assistant, Cardiff University
May 2010 to September 2011: Senior Reporter, Media Wales
December 2009 to May 2010: Trainee Reporter, Media Wales

Responsibilities

Writing and distributing press releases, copywriting for university website, staff and student intranet and corporate publications including stakeholder magazine and annual review, producing a daily news bulletin for staff, liaising with local, regional and national media to co-ordinate coverage, responding to media enquiries and providing experts for news stories on a range of topics.

Memberships

Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)

Areas of Expertise

Journalism, Copy Editing, Copywriting, Corporate Communications, Proofreading, Media Relations, Press Releases, News Writing

Twitter

@Sarah_Sullivan7

If you are a journalist on deadline and you need to speak with a member of university staff with particular expertise, please contact the Press Office.