Karen Peat


Karen oversees production of a number of student recruitment printed publications, including the University’s International Guide and prospectuses for taught postgraduate students and postgraduate researchers.

She writes, edits and coordinates sign off from a large number of stakeholders, working closely with design and marketing colleagues to create publications which are informative for prospective students and support the University’s business needs.


Karen has spent most of her career working with words – first in book publishing, then on websites and in promotional print. She managed the content team for the Department for Work and Pensions website for several years; and later wrote and published web content at the Joseph Rowntree Foundation and Higher Education Academy. Karen joined the University in 2014, working on new website projects for the Student Education Service, online course information and student accommodation before moving to her current role.

She is interested in user behaviour and creating seamless online and offline customer journeys.