Date of release: Tuesday, March 10, 2015

An insider's view on police communications can be heard at the University Kate Tongeof Greenwich's latest Big Picture seminar.

Kate Tonge, Head of Marketing and Communications at the College of Policing, will be giving a talk called Tales and tips from communications that could benefit your career on Wednesday 25 March between 5pm and 7pm.

Kate will be sharing her thoughts on why some core communications skills could be useful to everyone, and talking about some of the experiences she has had during a career that has seen her move from newspaper reporter to police and crisis communications. 

Admission is free for this popular series, but it is essential to register, with details below.

Kate has been delivering communications to support policing for almost 18 years. She is currently responsible for internal communications, media relations, marketing, digital communications and publishing for the College, which was set up as the professional body for all in policing in 2012.

She has won two awards for her police communications and also received a road safety award from Prince Michael of Kent for work to reduce the number of people killed and injured on roads in Herefordshire, Shropshire and Worcestershire. 

A champion of the benefits of effective communication for improving public perceptions of policing, she has taken a proactive approach to introducing new channels, including social media.

Run by the university's Business School, the popular Big Picture seminar series gives high-profile speakers a chance to share their expertise with students, staff and the general public. Subjects include entrepreneurship, leadership and management, the economy and the media.

The seminar takes place at the Greenwich Campus. For registration details, see:

To find out more about studying with the Business School:, email or call 020 8331 9000.

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