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Victoria Temple

Senior Lecturer in Communications and Media

I have a long career in communications, working as a journalist; a political comms strategist in Parliament; and in PR agencies.


I started my career working for a political agency in Edinburgh before spending 20 years as a journalist, specialising in education and social affairs.

I’ve worked for the Houses of Parliament as a Communications Manager for a Shadow Minister, navigating the stormy waters of Westminster. I worked in the press team for the National Centre for Computing Education, driving up tech skills in schools across the UK during the pandemic, before joining the University to develop the BA (hons) Communications and Media.

I’ve been building relationships with industry experts to enhance the course and student experience. and continue to work as a communications and PR consultant, enabling me to keep my teaching current and industry-relevant. I’m interested in education, and technology and its impact on the communications industry and currently also work in a freelance capacity for BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT.


  • MA (Hons) Modern History and International Relations, University of St Andrews
  • NCE, Newspaper Journalism, National Council for the Training of Journalists, 2000.


  • 2005 – EDF Journalism Awards, Regional Journalist of the Year
  • 2004 – Rotary International Scholarship, Group Study Exchange – Romania.

Teaching & Research


  • Writing for PR and Communications
  • Campaigns, Stunts and Influence
  • Media Law, Regulation and Ethics.

External responsibilities

Freelance Media Consultant, currently Senior Press Officer for BCS, the Chartered Institute for IT

Subject for media interview

Political communications and strategy, the impact of new tech on PR and communications, teaching media and communications