Richard Cruise

Richard is the managing editor of and He has trained over 150 members of staff to use Jadu, (the University’s content management system) enabling them to manage their own web content within the two websites. Richard has worked extensively with different groups across the University and Leeds University Union working together for campaigns and promoting content across a variety of platforms. Additionally, he’s led student panel sessions, gaining insight from students into the effectiveness of student communications. As well as managing the University of Leeds current students Facebook group and @UoLStudents Twitter, he also runs the University’s Instagram account.

Prior to his role in student communications, Richard was part of the team who wrote the IT website, and spent six years at the IT Service Desk. Before working at the University, Richard was an Assistant Headteacher in primary schools, teaching for 11 years in east London and Yorkshire.