The degree has excellent links with CIPR Wessex, the local branch of the industry body. Through this connection the degree runs an annual ‘meet the professionals’ event.
Each year the final year PR strategy unit and the first year unit work directly with local not-for-profit organisations. Recent students have worked with companies such as Hamble Lifeboat, Breast Cancer UK, The Society of St James, Age UK, The Big Issue and the NHS.
Fleet Street Communications have also recently supported the degree by providing live briefs and student placements, and by attended our Solent PR conference.
Recent guest speakers have included representatives from Hampshire Constabulary hostage negotiation team, Hotwire, Dominic Walters IoIC, and Bethany Ansell, Lemon Squeezy Marketing, and The CommsCo.
Students are also encouraged to carry out work experience alongside their regular studies. The course teams close links with industry have helped past students secure placements at agencies including Five-by-Five, Remarkable, Revolver and Ogilvy PR.