5th September 2002

 

  STUDENTS ENCOURAGED TO JOIN

SCHOLARSHIP SCHEME

 

Public Relations students from the University of Lincoln will be encouraged to join a local scholarship scheme when they start their studies this month.

 

The Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Group of the Institute of Public Relations (IPR) has agreed that three Lincoln student members – one from each degree level - should each be offered a £200 scholarship to serve on the group’s committee. 

 

“This will be the third year of the PR degree,” said Frank Davies, programme leader for Public Relations. “The Yorkshire and Lincolnshire group of the IPR have been very supportive and we are very proud to have received their accreditation for the course.

 

“The money offered is very generous and an indication of the support they offer to the students.”

 

Founded in 1948, the Institute of Public Relations is the UK’s leading public relations industry professional body with over 7,000 members.  It is also a member of the European PR federation CERP (Confédération Européenne des Rélations Publiques) and a founder member of the Global Alliance for Public Relations and Communications Management.

 

“The financial aspect is important but of more value is the endorsement of achievement from the IPR which is a very worthwhile addition for the students’ CVs,” said Frank.

 

The Yorkshire and Lincolnshire Group have also offered a prize of £100 to the best final-year student.

 

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For more information contact:

Gill Noakes, Press Assistant, University of Lincoln

Tel: 01522 886042 or Email: gnoakes@lincoln.ac.uk

 

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