PR at BCU

PR at BCU
PR at BCU

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PR at BCU

#BCUWeArePR is a community for PR lecturers and students at BCU School of Media where ideas, stories, successes and examples can be shared. 

PR doesn't happen in isolation and neither do we; everything we do is rooted in practice and together we are shaping the PR practitioners of tomorrow.


Get involved

Follow and join in with our conversations on Twitter, join our Facebook group to network with students and professionals alike and see what #BCUWeArePR has been up to recently on Instagram too.

Also, check out our student events page for the latest news and information on student and industry networking opportunities, collaborations and successes.

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Meet the team

Philip Young - Public Relations Course Leader 





Philip joined BCU in 2015 having previously taught at the University of Sunderland and Lund University, Sweden. Before moving into academia he was an award-winning journalist and owner of a successful PR agency. Philip has been investigating the impact of social media on PR theory and practice since 2005, as a lead researcher on the pioneering EuroBlog project then as project leader for NEMO: New Media, Modern Democracy at Lund. He is co-author of Online Public Relations and a contributor to The Public Relations Handbook. His other research interests include science communication, activism and the portrayals of PR in fiction.  

Follow Philip on Twitter: @mediations 

Kelly O'Hanlon - Senior Lecturer in PR






An ex-BCU student herself, graduating in 2005 from the very degree she now teaches on, Kelly has more than 12 years industry experience working for two high profile Midlands creative agencies and as a blogger. Developing from a graduate to divisional head at WPR Agency over the course of a decade, she then established a PR arm for creative communications agency One Black Bear, working on stunt orientated PR.
Shortlisted in 2009 for CIPR Young Professional of The Year, Kelly is passionate about engaging the practitioners of tomorrow and making crucial connections between university and industry, and has participated in initiatives such B-Hive for students seeking careers in the creative industries.

Follow Kelly on Twitter: @KellyinPR
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Study PR at BCU

To find out more about the Public Relations pathway on BCU School of Media's BA(HONS) Media and Communication degree, visit the course page.

If you're interested in professional development, BCU also runs the only CIPR approved Advanced Certificate and Diploma qualifications in the West Midlands.

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