Students, staff and alumni are coming together to celebrate 25 Years of the BA (Hons) Public Relations (BAPR) at Bournemouth University.
The event, taking place in Covent Garden on Thursday 26 March, will bring together a host of renowned Public Relations (PR) specialists, graduates and students from across the country – all of whom have studied the course over the last quarter century. Several alumni now hold senior places in prestigious agencies, organizations and companies - a true testament to the success of the course and its results.
Nearly 250 alumni will be attending the celebration, hailing from a diverse range of organisations such as Edelman, Grayling, Microsoft, Nando's and Honda to name but a few. The event will give an opportunity for current students to network with professionals who have can pass on their experiences and knowledge.
Dev Mistry is a final year PR student and President of Bournemouth University PR and Communications Society (BUPRAC). He commented on the event, "It's great that we've been able to organise such a great event for the course. The people we've spoken to while organizing the event have been to some amazing places as a result of the degree.
“It's given me and other students a lot of hope and inspiration for the future. We came to Bournemouth because of the PR course's excellent reputation, and we haven’t been proved wrong"
Dr Anastasios Theofilou, programme leader for BAPR is especially excited for the event. He said, "Having a strong alumni is essential for each cohort. Through an event like this we aim to create the space for everyone affiliated to the BAPR to meet and network. Collaboration is key.”
“We want our students to know that the relationship with the degree doesn’t end when graduating. It is only a new beginning. Someone from the BAPR will always keep an eye on them when starting their career and moving upwards. This event truly is a celebration of the course from its new beginnings to its present status and to its future development."