EducationUCAS deadline approaching
The UCAS deadline – 30 June – is only days away, so if you want to make a university or college application now is the time to act.UCAS figures show decline in University applications
The number of UK students applying for university has fallen by almost 9% compared to 2011, making it the steepest fall for 30 years.Mickey Mouse seeks professional status
A practitioner without a PR degree attended the PRCA’s ‘PR and Education’ debate. Anthony Devenish reports from the event.PR or Mathematics?
PR education editor Laura Crimmons examines headlines suggesting that less students are choosing to study PR with higher fees and instead opting for ‘traditional’ courses like mathematics and engineering.Event to open doors for creative talent
Students and freelancers are to be given the chance to showcase their talent to the media and digital sector at a special event in Leeds this Thursday.Top PR courses named
The Public Relations Consultants’ Association (PRCA) has announced a universities engagement programme by naming eleven ‘elite’ universities offering PR and communication degree courses.What, where, when?
Your choice of university is a big decision financially, emotionally and professionally. Jazz Chappell describes how she made her choice and how Twitter helped her get at the truth behind the promises.Whatever happened to the likely grads?
It’s tough for graduates to differentiate themselves in the scramble for career opportunities. Ben Smith of PRmoment.com tells how Sarah Murray made the breakthrough.Diversity conversation discusses value of degrees
The Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) Diversity Working Group (DWG) has launched its first in a series of ‘conversations’. The first ‘conversation’, with students in London, discussed the importance of a degree as an entry point for a profession.New figures on the cost of an education
With A Level results out tomorrow (19 August 2010), new research suggests that students starting university can expect debts of almost £25,000 by the time they graduate.PR and marketing: two sides of a coin
Public relations and marketing are often confused and sometimes seen in opposition to each other. Nathaniel Southworth-Barlow ACIM discusses what PR can learn from marketing – and vice versa.Bridging the digital skills gap
Despite the recession, there’s a shortage of talent in digital PR. Ben Cotton asks what graduates should know and do to meet this demand.Why I’m leaving PR
Behind the Spin’s news editor Laura Smith tells why she’s leaving public relations.Graduates return to university from job market
The recession has triggered a scramble for a place at university with applications to Masters’ in Public Relations programs increasing by 43 percent from last year. Rachel Harvey reports on an alternative option for graduates struggling to find jobs.PR bunnies or natural born communicators?
It’s no secret that women outnumber me in PR. Amanda Wadlow asks why this should be.PR grows west
University College Falmouth has introduced the most westerly PR course in the country.PR teaching profile – Catherine Sweet
Meet Dr Catherine Sweet, course leader for the PR & Communications degree course at Southampton Solent University.PR teaching profile – Liz Bridgen
Meet Liz Bridgen, Programme Leader for MA in Public Relations at De Montfort University, Leicester.
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