Employability award for PR student
Public Relations and Communications Management student, Bethany Gough has won The CIPR Wessex Prize for Best Solent PR Student.
Public Relations and Communications Management student, Bethany Gough has won The CIPR Wessex Prize for Best Solent PR Student, given to the student who has demonstrated the most employability from their LinkedIn account.
A spokesperson for the CIPR said: “Bethany’s grades are impressive and she’s clearly very invested in gaining relevant experience and developing her skills to further her career. It’s very important to proactively find ways to learn throughout a career in PR and Bethany is doing that. She’s also demonstrating what she’s learning and challenging herself, which is exceptional. Bethany is using LinkedIn well as a means of showcasing her skills and achievements to prospective employers, and it must have worked because she’s already secured a job!”
Of the award, third year student, Bethany (pictured below), who grew up in Croydon, says: “It feels great to achieve some recognition for the work I have produced over my final year! Despite the obvious challenges of the past three years, the support provided by the lecturers on the PR degree didn't change and I think I can speak for the whole course by saying we felt supported and encouraged until the last day of submissions!”
Bethany was also announced as the joint winner of the PR Place ‘Student Creator Awards 2022 – best PR Student Blogger’ at an online event on 30 June. This follows her success in producing weekly blog posts during her final year of study, and being featured 26 times in the PR Place weekly round up on Twitter.
Bethany has secured her first graduate role, as Junior Account Executive with Battenhall - Global Social Media Consultancy of the Year 2022, and The Drum Agency of the Year three years running - beginning in July 2022.
Public Relations and Communications Management Course Leader, Lynsey Watt, says: “Bethany has worked exceptionally hard this year and has achieved success in all her endeavours – from academic grade marks to consultancy PR work, and she has now secured her first graduate PR role. It’s been a pleasure supporting Bethany throughout her degree, and I wish her every success in her future career.”