Paid traineeships for BAME graduates

Applications are now open for the Summer 2015 Taylor Bennett Foundation traineeship programme, writes Sarah Stimson. These programmes are designed to directly address the need for greater ethnic diversity in the communications & PR industry and are open to all BAME graduates. The 10-week programme is supported by Brunswick, the leading financial and corporate communications consultancy.

Dissertation prize for PR students

The deadline is approaching to submit your abstract to be considered for this year’s EUPRERA Jos Willems Dissertation Awards. Each year, a jury of academics from Germany, UK, Bulgaria, Norway, Belgium, Holland, Denmark and Portugal evaluates entries from candidates across Europe and awards prizes for best MA and best BA dissertation.

She predicts a riot

Russian-born Yulia Toal (Malkina) analysed the language used by critics of and supporters of the radical feminist band Pussy Riot. Her dissertation showed that while mass media remains under government control in Russia, new media such as blogs provided a platform for a range of views.

Beyond buzzwords: social media and business sustainability

Social media and sustainability: are they just trendy buzzwords or do they represent a new way of doing business? Iliyana Stareva shares the findings of her dissertation research.

My dissertation in a picture

She was new to PR; English was not her first language, but her dissertation has convinced International Business student Ilyana Stareva to pursue a career in public relations.