New scholarship for young public affairs practitioner

Hanover has launched the Mackay Award, a new scholarship and internship programme providing an opportunity for the winning entrant to experience the impact that digital strategies are making on election campaigns globally. The Mackay Award has been established in memory of Hanover’s founding partner Gregor Mackay, to mark the 10 year anniversary of his death.

Bloggers wanted for European policy and opinion site

The European Youth Parliament UK has an opportunity for bloggers interested in getting their writing published alongside the work of politicians, academics, pressure groups and think tanks.

MHP extends graduate scheme deadline

MHP, one of the UK’s leading PR and public affairs consultancies, is looking for the brightest graduates interested in a career in communications. The deadline for applications has been extended to Monday 25 January writes talent manager Katie Spence.

FleishmanHillard London and Fishburn to merge

FleishmanHillard London and Fishburn are to merge, creating a new top 10 London PR agency with over 200 staff, to be called FleishmanHillard Fishburn.

Honorary doctorate for PR consultant

Public affairs specialist Matthew Gunther-Bushell has received an Honorary Doctorate (Doctor of Literature) from the University of Wales Trinity Saint David in Swansea. Gunther-Bushell is managing partner of international strategic communications consultancy Consulum. He lives in Bahrain with his wife and three children.