Monthly archive for January 2012UCAS figures show decline in University applications
The number of UK students applying for university has fallen by almost 9% compared to 2011, making it the steepest fall for 30 years.Week 11 #socialstudent
After the volatility of the early weeks, our #socialstudent ranking has now settled down. There has been no change in the top four places and no new names or departures this week.She’s gotta have it
Celebrities have them. Why can’t a poor student have a Mulberry bag asks Claire Wright.Hacks and flack jackets
David Piggott reports on the Maggie Nally Memorial Lecture given by Richard Gizbert of Al Jazeera.Roll up for the PR Prom
On Thursday 23 February, from 7.00pm until late, 500 of the top PRs in the UK will come out in force at Shoreditch Town Hall in London in support of Bright One, the volunteer-run communications agency for the third sector.Get paid to learn PR
In spring 2012 the Taylor Bennett Foundation is running its award-winning PR training programme in association with MHP Communications. This programme has been designed to address the lack of ethnic minorities in the PR industry. The deadline for applying to the next Taylor Bennett Foundation Programme is Monday 27 February 2012.Who plays live at Leeds?
On 2 February 2012, Liverpool band The Hummingbirds are playing The Dry Dock, Woodhouse Lane, Leeds. The gig starts at around 9:30pm, free entrance.Week 10 #socialstudent
This week Hanif Leylabi consolidates his lead and we welcome Jasmine Bell into the top twenty.The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing To Our Brains
Danielle Whitburn reviews the Pulitzer prize finalist and international bestseller that attempts to explain how the internet has changed us.From Gutenberg to Zuckerberg
John Naughton’s enlightening new book on the internet is reviewed by Richard Bailey.Sign up for PR careers day
The PRCA is holding a careers day for students and graduates looking to work in PR. It’s at the Natural History Museum in London on Thursday 1 March 2012.Still sexy after all these years?
In five years since graduating, Katherine Shenton has won awards for her PR work and has experience of working in the public sector, for an agency and now freelance. Adele Roberts profiles a PR star.Foot in the door
How can you position yourself amongst crowds of graduates and secure a good starting position in PR? Joe Richards describes how to take the first steps on this journey.Week 9 #socialstudent
This week, Hanif Leylabi retains his place at the top and we welcome Emma Catchpole to the top twenty.University backs student entrepreneur
A Leeds-based creative agency which was co-founded by a Leeds Metropolitan University student and two recent University of Leeds graduates has been given funding for office space by the Enterprise Office at Leeds Metropolitan University.Visualising is key to learning
New Mac software from Sonocent helps students and professionals by making note taking from recorded lectures and interviews an easy, visual process.I’d vote for The Ex-Factor
I’ve never watched X Factor before, confesses Sophie Sadler, and probably won’t be watching it again.Week 8 #socialstudent
For our first table of 2012, Hanif Leylabi retains his place at the top. There are five new names in the top twenty this week – and ten universities are now represented.
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