Where are the women?

The gender gap in the North’s digital technology sector is continuing to widen, with workforces split 72:28 male to female, compared with a 60:40 split last year, according to the results of Manchester Digital’s annual digital skills audit.

The week’s best to 10 February

PR students are making it harder and harder for me to pick a shortlist – and I’m delighted. It shows this contest is producing a growing number of quality posts. What do these nine posts from students at seven different universities have in common? It’s the freshness (of the idea or of the writing) that I’m looking for. Fresh – not formulaic – posts are what’s needed.

PRCA NextGen Valentine’s ‘Date Night’ in Manchester

Dean Gallagher PRCA NextGen NW Chairman invites public relations students in the region to a PRCA meet the practitioners event in Manchester. With limited spaces, free booze and grub and a great line-up of experts, it’s surely a no-brainer.

The week’s best to 3 February

This week’s #bestPRblogs selection once again provides a mix of personal and professional posts. It’s the personal content that I found particularly compelling this week, from the fightback of a maligned millennial to a manifesto for self-help through solo travel and praise for the Pope.

From law to PR: my professional journey

Law graduate Fiona Hanna now works in PR. She finds there’s much in common between the two professional disciplines of law and PR.