PRCA is ‘largest PR body in Europe’

PRCA director general Francis Ingham

The Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) has announced that it now regulates over 18,000 PR professionals. The membership association for the PR and communications industry now oversees over 18,000 individuals, be they under corporate in-house, consultancy or individual membership. The news comes after the PRCA signed up over 3,000 members of the Government Communications Service.

Course gains practitioner support

Alex Hamilton of One Marketing Communications teaching students at Manchester Metropolitan University

Manchester-based integrated agency One Marketing Communications has supported Manchester Metropolitan University’s MSc Public Relations programme by delivering mentoring and a professional seminar on social media strategy and engagement.

The week’s best to 27 February

'Very lucky to have had the opportunity to meet and work with Mark Webber today' @hannahhpalmerr

In this update, we highlight six new blog posts from students at five different universities. The posts are from Siobhan Filsell, Phoebe Frost, Simona Novakova, Lauren Old, Matt Silver and Livi Wilkes. Our picture of the week comes from Hannah Palmer.

Opportunities for PR graduates

LinkedIn

Scanning the job titles of dozens of PR graduates shows the diversity of the practice and the wide range of opportunities available to today’s students. Richard Bailey uses LinkedIn to look into it.

#bestPRblogs 16-19 February

Happy Chinese New Year! via @shiglett

In this second update this week, we highlight eight new PR student blog posts including three from newcomers. The posts are from Matthew Evans, Deni Gavrilova, Sara Gill, Susanna Ising, Morta JablonskaiteAshley Keir-BucknallSimona Novakova and Corina Perjan. Our picture of the week comes from Shi Lin Tan.