What the first semester of a Public Relations MA has taught me

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It’s over. It’s done. I could cry happy tears. Pressing that submit button on the last essay of the first semester was a very good feeling. I can now watch Netflix for two weeks guilt free before the next semester begins… I mean, I can plan for next semester and do lots of productive things. Obviously. So what have I learnt from the experience? I thought I’d share…

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Is a degree in PR necessary?

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I’ve seen a lot of discussion on this topic on different PR blogs. Is a degree in PR really necessary when some people start in a company without any specific PR qualifications and work their way up? It takes time and a lot of money, so is it worth it? I did an English and Creative Writing degree and then went on to do a Public Relations MA to make my qualifications more job specific. I’m currently half way through my masters, so thought I’d discuss what I’ve gained from it so far, and whether I feel it’s necessary…Read More »

5 tips to survive the first dreaded pitch presentation

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So I recently had to do my first assessed pitch presentation at university. To give you an indication of how much I hate giving presentations, I’d been dreading it since I read the assessment methods when considering the course. They scare me, A LOT. But I survived it, and so I’ll share some tips on how to survive yours if you have one coming up. Some of these things were suggested in my constructive criticism from the lecturer. Read More »