Leeds Business School, part of Leeds Beckett University, is fourth in The Guardian’s league table for PR and journalism studies in the UK and in 2017 is celebrating its 25th anniversary in teaching public relations at degree level. At the heart of Leeds Beckett University’s reputation in the PR world are the close links the university has forged with business regionally, nationally and internationally to give students the consultancy, teamwork and office skills they need for a successful career. No surprise then that many of its graduates are leading figures in the world of PR consultancy and in-house communications. Leeds Business School’s modern Hydra issues and crisis simulation suite and broadcasting and TV studios offer some of the best training facilities for students and PR professionals in the country.
About Ioannis Kostopoulos
Principal Lecturer - Academic Lead for PR and Journalism
Leeds Beckett University
Dr Ioannis Kostopoulos is the head of public relations and journalism studies at Leeds Business School, part of Leeds
Beckett University. He is a seasoned PR professional and a principal lecturer at the university specialising in public relations studies and a seasoned PR professional. He leads the public relations and journalism teams teaching on both undergraduate and postgraduate courses and Chartered Institute of Public Relations Courses.
About Robert Minton-Taylor
Senior Lecturer, Leeds Business School
Robert Minton-Taylor is a multi-award winning senior lecturer in public relations and communications studies at Leeds Business School. He has 40 years’ experience in PR and has been a director of a multinational consulting firm, managing director of a regional agency, a global media relations manager for a Scandinavian shipping consortium and a freelance practitioner. He is a member of the PRCA’s Diversity Network and a former member of the PRCA Council. He champions a living wage for interns, greater diversity in the profession and for more woman board directors on consultancy boards.