PRCA to hold PR careers day at Manchester Metropolitan University

London, 14 January - The Public Relations Consultants Association (PRCA) is offering students a chance to gain PR guidance and networking opportunities at a careers day at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The event will take place on Monday 11 February between 10.30am and 4pm, at Manchester Metropolitan University Business School, All Saints Campus, Oxford Road, Manchester M15 6BH.

PRCA North West Group chairman Sandy Lindsay – also Group MD of Tangerine PR - said: “The PRCA is hosting a day of advice, insight and opportunity for PR students across the country. Industry experts will be focusing on topics such as breaking into the industry, career development and how to create, tactically deliver and evaluate award-winning campaigns.”

With numerous practitioners exhibiting and attending during the day, this is an opportunity for students and graduates to network with influential figures from the industry and pick up invaluable guidance from potential employers.

Speakers will include Sandy Lindsay, BDB's Head of PR Alison Owen, Pelican PR Director Cheryl Bennett and Havas PR Managing Director Brian Beech. Also account handlers will be sharing their recent experiences of joining PR consultancies.

The price is £17 to PRCA student members and £20 to non-members. To book one or more places at the event, go to /careers.

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For more information on the event, please contact vicky.king@prca.org.uk.

About the PRCA

Who we are: Founded in 1969, the PRCA is the professional body that represents UK PR consultancies, in-house communications teams, PR freelancers and individuals. The PRCA promotes all aspects of public relations and internal communications work, helping teams and individuals maximise the value they deliver to clients and organisations.

What we do: The Association exists to raise standards in PR and communications, providing members with industry data, facilitating the sharing of communications best practice and creating networking opportunities.

How we do it and make a difference: All PRCA members are bound by a professional charter and codes of conduct, and benefit from exceptional training. The Association also works for the greater benefit of the industry, sharing best practice and lobbying on the industry's behalf e.g. fighting the NLA's digital licence.

Who we represent: The PRCA represents many of the major consultancies in the UK, and currently has more than 300 agency members from around the world, including the majority of the top 150 UK consultancies. We also represent over 100 in-house communications teams from multinationals, UK charities and leading UK public sector organisations.

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