Thank you and goodbye

After almost ten years as editor Richard Bailey announces the closure of behindthespin.com and introduces a soon-to-launch site with a wider editorial scope.

Cardiff is most affordable place to study

Cardiff is the most affordable place for students to study in the UK, closely followed by Aberdeen and Durham, according to the NatWest Student Living Index.

Female grads: are you worth it?

Over a third of female graduates expect a starting graduate salary of £20,000, which falls £10,000 short of the median UK graduate wage of £30,000 per year. Just 17 per cent of females would expect to earn between £25,000 – £35,000 in their first job, according to new research from Milkround.

Public relations is horrible. Discuss.

The PRCA has launched the second annual £500 Reginald Watts Prize for Insight. The award, which launched in 2016, recognises the legacy of Reginald Watts FPRCA, former PRCA Chairman, CIPR President, and UK CEO of Burson Marsteller.

CIPR to launch new professional qualifications

The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) will introduce a new suite of professional qualifications – aligned with the competences needed for contemporary PR practice – from September 2017. The qualifications, to be launched at an event on 19 July, will each feature a new syllabus shaped around the practical and future needs of public relations employers.