Strong growth in job vacancies means good prospects for this year’s graduates, according to two studies by recruiters. The number of marketing jobs advertised in the UK has increased by 78% year-on-year according to research from specialist recruiter Robert Walters, while new figures from reed.co.uk show job vacancies up 77% on the year before, with the sectors advertising the most graduate opportunities being recruitment consultancy, sales, education, technology and marketing & PR.
On her retirement, public relations educator Jane Crofts reflects on her time at the University of Lincoln and on the ongoing challenge to position public relations courses within universities. In a Business School PR gets confused with marketing and in a School of Journalism they think PR is just about writing news releases, she writes.
Public affairs specialist Matthew Gunther-Bushell has received an Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Literature) from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Swansea. Gunther-Bushell is managing partner of international strategic communications consultancy Consulum. He lives in Bahrain with his wife and three children.