Solent Students Ask Industry Professionals to Help Create their Own Digital PR Textbook

Southampton Solent students have launched an initiative to create a digital PR textbook. They are asking PR professionals to help them by contributing chapters to a book that they aim to publish early in 2017. The class of second-year students were frustrated at the lack of any good, up-to-date books to help them, so they … Continue reading Solent Students Ask Industry Professionals to Help Create their Own Digital PR Textbook

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THE PR Q&A: Experience over degree?

The first instalment of my brand new blog series is here! I received an email from a Marketing & Events student this week, and she asked a question that I asked myself a lot throughout my time at university: “I am a second year Marketing & Events Management student. I was wondering if the experience … Continue reading THE PR Q&A: Experience over degree?

Why should students freelance during university?

When you’re at university, what are the two main things you want? In my case, it was relevant work experience and money. Can you relate? In this blog post I’m going to talk through how freelancing during my time at university not only stopped me from having to work 10pm til 3am behind a bar, but … Continue reading Why should students freelance during university?

How I found my first freelance client… and how YOU can too

When researching ‘how to find freelance clients’ I found the usual answers of ‘network, use social media and cold email local businesses’. Did I find my first ever freelance client through any of these means? No. My first freelance client was a local hairdresser who had just moved to Aylesbury (near to where I live) … Continue reading How I found my first freelance client… and how YOU can too

7 powerful bits of advice for new PR students

I cannot believe that this time 3 years ago I was just about to embark on my PR & Communication course at university. THREE YEARS? I feel like I’ve blinked and BAM here I am in my first official PR job, with a little freelance business on the side. So a huge hello to all … Continue reading 7 powerful bits of advice for new PR students

You’ve got a job in PR…but what do you actually do?!

Hello you lovely PR lot! This blog post is coming from a small town near Toulouse where I have been holiday-ing for the last week. Ive officially been working in a PR & Communications role for more than a month so I thought this gave me solid ground to give you an insight into what … Continue reading You’ve got a job in PR…but what do you actually do?!

Yes, I may have disappeared off the blogger-sphere temporarily. But I did graduate with a First and get a PR job in the meantime…

Helllo there!! Yes, it's been forever. I do apologise. Ever a girl with an excuse or 10 on her hands, here is mine: I was doing this... With a bit of this... And this... Also a bit of this (but not much, obvs) But mainly a LOT of this...(curse you Pina Coladas, I wholly blame … Continue reading Yes, I may have disappeared off the blogger-sphere temporarily. But I did graduate with a First and get a PR job in the meantime…

PR Interview #12: Arianne Williams, Britain’s Best PR Student Blogger 2016

It's official - my reign as Britain's Best PR Student Blogger 2015 is over...but I couldn't see a better PR student (very nearly graduate!) than Arianne Williams to be this year's winner. I had a chat with her about her life as a PR student, her greatest achievements to date and her future as a … Continue reading PR Interview #12: Arianne Williams, Britain’s Best PR Student Blogger 2016

PR in Education: are schools telling students if PR is the right career for them?

I mentioned a couple of blog posts back that I was planning this blog post. It's something that's kind of irked me for the last 3 years. I mean, it's not, like, haunted my nightmares or anything, but it is something I often wondered about. My school and careers advisers never told me that PR … Continue reading PR in Education: are schools telling students if PR is the right career for them?

PR Interview #11: Alisa Mcdonald, PR Student in Bangkok

Well, it's certainly been a while since I last did a PR Interview hasn't it?! This one is particularly exciting to me, as Alisa went to my secondary school but moved to Thailand and not so long ago she cropped up on my Facebook timeline as a PR student in Bangkok! So I, of course, … Continue reading PR Interview #11: Alisa Mcdonald, PR Student in Bangkok