Experience on Placement Motivates Public Relations Student to Apply (and win) BU Co-Creation Award

By Dr. Joyce Costello, Senior Lecturer Digital Marketing During Connor Peters’ placement year, he gained insight into challenges amongst public relations specialists in the technology industry when utilizing social media. Having done much content creation and social media planning himself and realizing that he wanted a deeper understanding of how it’s used in a global… Read more »

Cecilie Conradsen, BAPR student on sandwich placement at BeautySeen PR

Placement Job Title: Press Assistant Originally from: Fleet, Hampshire Company Website – LinkedIn Profile – What are you most proud of this year? Being given a £10,000 project for one of our biggest clients, TRESemme, to manage completely by myself. It was great to be involved in the whole process, from initial ideas to the final execution. I then got… Read more »

Mariah Kalidas on sandwich placement at Carswell Gould in Southampton

Name: Mariah Kalidas Course: Public Relations Job role: Junior Account Exec Company: Carswell Gould LinkedIn: As Junior Account Exec at Carswell Gould, I was expected to support on all PR activities from writing press releases to media monitoring and social media scheduling. My primary responsibility was to be proactive in research, content creation… Read more »

First Year PR Student, Dominic Stephens, Conquers 2015 Election With JUMP Tv

Dominic Stephens, first year PR student at Bournemouth University, may have only just started his degree but he’s already tackling the media world with his work through the BBC and JUMP Tv. In efforts to best highlight his incredible experience and influences on the 2015 election, the following interview lets him do all the talking…. Read more »

Feedback from the Supervisors – Beauty Seen PR in London

From Liv Sym, Account Executive 1. How has it been having Sophie Outram as part of your team? Sophie is a great asset, helping support and assist the whole team. She always completes tasks on time and her knowledge of the brand is second to none, especially since I am new to the team she… Read more »

Claudia Barnett – Placement Life in the Press Office of Sainsbury’s

Claudia Barnett, Non-Food Press Assistant, Corporate Affairs, Sainsbury’s  As a determined undergrad applicant, my university choice was based almost entirely on how much PR and marketing experience I could squeeze into the short 3-4 years of a Bachelor’s degree – which is why Bournemouth University was perfect for me (the great nightlife and beautiful beaches… Read more »

Placement Pals here to answer your questions about life before and during placement!

Written by Chelsea Battle We are very proud to be continuing with our Placement PAL programme for this academic year. The Peer Assisted Learning Program is an exciting opportunity for selected final year students to showcase their sandwich placement experience expertise, mentoring the second year students and imparting their knowledge in how to best prepare… Read more »

Feedback from the supervisor – Adam Amor, Director and Producer at Buffoon Film and Media

1. What inspired you to take on a placement student? We never had anybody looking after the marketing and PR for Buffoon Film and Media, even though we’ve always invested a lot of time and money in them, it’s always been something that’s been down to me as the Director to do. I decided that… 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 »