Lincoln students have held their first PR networking event.
Arranged by CIPR student representative Lizzie Hunt, the Bucks Fizz reception enabled students and local PR practitioners to meet in a relaxed atmosphere.
Attendees included Andrea White from Spectrum PR, Matt Hammerton from Lava PR, Jez Ashberry from Shooting Star PR and John Giblin and Marianne Shaw from Lincolnshire County Council.
Students were also happy to welcome back former senior lecturer and course leader Chris Taylor who has been missed since leaving the university in 2007.
Among those taking full advantage of the event was Christopher Charnley, deputy editor of university magazine ‘Bullet’. He has since been in contact with Vogue magazine as a result of attending.
PR practitioner Andrea White said “this was a great opportunity to meet the next generation of media professionals. Their enthusiasm was like a breath of fresh air and we wish them well for the future in their chosen careers.”
Lizzie Hunt said “I really enjoyed the challenge of organising my first networking event. Luckily, I had my PR tutors Jane Crofts and Frank Davies to advise me and supply me with some useful contacts. I feel as though I have gained a significant achievement in my role as CIPR representative at my university”.
Photo shows Christopher Charnley and Lizzie Hunt