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.

CIPR recognition for MA PR course

As Birmingham City University launches a new suite of postgraduate media courses, its Public Relations programme has received national endorsement by the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR).

Students celebrate qualifications success

More than 100 public relations students earned CIPR qualifications last week after the CIPR released its mid-year assignment results to candidates across the world.

Brief released for Douglas Smith student award 2017

The Douglas Smith Student Award is an annual award now in its fourth year. Its aim is to encourage young PR talent and, in order to qualify, entrants have the task of developing an international campaign brief. The award was created in memory of Douglas Smith, founder and patron of CIPR International and a great supporter of young and emerging talent.

Peak PR

PR careers still peak much earlier than is the case for many other professions. Richard Bailey looks back on his opportunistic career and offers some tips for today’s students and graduates.