Alumni

Feedback from the Placement Supervisor (and BU BAPR Alum) – Niall Malone at The Football Foundation

 How long have you been accepting placement students from BU, and how many do you usually employ each year? The Football Foundation’s placement year scheme started in 2010 and since then the organisation has recruited several BU grads. 2.    What sort of roles are available at your company as placements? The Football Foundation’s Communications Team… Read more »

CMC Masterclasses: BU alumnus, Rolls Royce loyalty guru shares career stories

The Corporate and Marketing Communications academic group’s masterclass series wraps up the last two weeks before Christmas break with outstanding masterclasses. First up is one of our own who has made it big at Rolls Royce and will share his experiences. WHO: Nicholas Osy de Zegwaart, Global Loyalty manager at Rolls Royce AND ex BU… Read more »

What does the future of PR hold? What does it mean for PR & media students?

16 years ago I started my BAPR placement. Over the next decade, the basic mechanics of day-to-day PR didn’t really change much. In the next six, the pace of evolution started hotting up. The last two the practice of PR has changed beyond all recognition. I’ve always said – to anyone that will listen –… Read more »

BAPR grad takes gold at Duathlon World Championships

BAPR graduate James Coleman, 28, raced to victory at the Duathlon World Championships held in Ottawa, Canada. James, who graduated from BU in 2007, raced for Team GB’s 25-29 year-old category having only taken up running in 2007 when his internship required him to sprint to the post box to deliver mail. He partly credits the… Read more »

Alumni Perspectives: Naomi Chow reviews her PR career so far asking, ‘in-house or agency?’

BA (Hons) Public Relations 2011 graduate Naomi Chow has enjoyed 18 months working for one of the country’s top PR agencies and is now looking after the in-house PR for an international IT services provider, FDM Group. Below she reviews her experiences working in-house and in a large agency, reflecting on what she’s taken from both… Read more »

Where are they now? Christian Hartmann

After earning a place on Saatchi & Saatchi’s prestigious graduate scheme Christian Hartmann, an alumni of BU’s Advertising degree, founded quirky popcorn company Love Da Pop with two fellow Saatchi grads. Since receiving a £70,000 investment from Peter Jones following their appearance on Dragons Den (you can watch their pitch here) Christian is now full… Read more »