Universities and Research
Allegory is a full-service communication agency with a strong track record of working with universities and researchers. We help HEIs to effectively demonstrate their value and increase engagement with stakeholders, academia, funding bodies, businesses, and government.
How we can help universities
Bringing together academics, investors and industry to commercialise research
Engaging industry to increase business partnerships, knowledge transfer and executive education
Leveraging the potential of alumni, honorary graduates and stakeholders to support strategic goals
Communicating the value and impact of research to support funding opportunities and build institutional reputation
Supporting and enhancing brand and communications strategies
We’ve worked with
Our universities team
Emma has 30 years of strategic communications expertise and has delivered campaigns for higher education institutions, including the Open University, University of Southampton and Jesus College, Oxford. Prior to launching Allegory in 2012, Emma held senior communications roles at the centre of UK government where she led national campaigns for Prime Minister Gordon Brown and Deputy PM, Nick Clegg.
Richard has more than a decade’s experience working with universities on projects ranging from knowledge transfer and research commercialisation to the creation of innovation destinations which support the wider efforts of academic institutions to enable broad economic impact from research. A former daily newsroom business editor and deputy editor, he has also accompanied university economic development missions to China and India.
Stuart has worked with the universities of Liverpool, Nottingham, Trent, Derby and Coventry to deliver research impact PR, including the global launch of two life saving devices in maternal care. Prior to agency work he worked in-house for Government including stints with No10 Downing Street and on campaigns for the Department for Education and the Education Skills Funding Agency.
Paul is a specialist in higher education communications with more than 20 years’ experience. He has held several, senior, in-house communications roles in HE and has provided consultancy support to the sector for nearly a decade. Working at both a strategic and operational level, he has achieved outstanding results for 13 HE
institutions across the UK, ranging from business schools to Russell Group, top-ten and