“A lot can happen in a year…”

One year ago today I was just about to embark on an end of uni trip to Paris, celebrating getting 83% in my dissertation and finding out I’d landed my first post-grad job (thanks Timehop – my memory would be nothing without you). And it’s true. A lot can happen in a year.

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I was quite happy, can you tell?

I was inspired to write this post this evening after finding out the prize for the CIPR Wessex Student of the Year 2017 had been awarded to this year’s winner and I was no longer the title-holder, after finding out I won the 2016  prize around this time last year (man, June was a busy time for me last year?!). No hard feelings though, I couldn’t be happier to hand my title over to the fabulous Laura Bradley! Congratulations girl!

Speaking to Laura earlier today really got me thinking about just how much has happened this last year – in terms of both my transition from PR student to PR graduate and now to girl-who-works-in-digital-PR-and-kind-of-has-her-life-together; I’ve been on five holidays, worked in two jobs, moved out, been to my first funeral for a member of my own family, written off one car (eye roll – but we don’t really have to talk about that), been invited to speak to PR students in Belfast and persevered with my long haul journey to lose weight and get fit and healthy (which involved also going down two shoe sizes. TWO!) to name just a few.

It’s been a good year. And a successful one. This time a year ago I 100% didn’t know that the job I’d just landed – what I thought would be my dream job – would turn out to 100% not be my dream job, but I know I would have been so glad to be five months deep into a job that I see as the just the start of my career in digital PR.

Also, a big thank you to Wessex CIPR – it’s been a good year being Wessex’ PR Student of the Year and it’s provided me with opportunities that I’ll be ever grateful for (and I’m still going to keep it in my Twitter bio for a little while longer).

L x

Yes, I may have disappeared off the blogger-sphere temporarily. But I did graduate with a First and get a PR job in the meantime…

Helllo there!!

Yes, it’s been forever. I do apologise. Ever a girl with an excuse or 10 on her hands, here is mine:

I was doing this…

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PR Interview #12: Arianne Williams, Britain’s Best PR Student Blogger 2016

It’s official – my reign as Britain’s Best PR Student Blogger 2015 is over…but I couldn’t see a better PR student (very nearly graduate!) than Arianne Williams to be this year’s winner. I had a chat with her about her life as a PR student, her greatest achievements to date and her future as a PR pro…

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PR Interview #11: Alisa Mcdonald, PR Student in Bangkok

Well, it’s certainly been a while since I last did a PR Interview hasn’t it?! This one is particularly exciting to me, as Alisa went to my secondary school but moved to Thailand and not so long ago she cropped up on my Facebook timeline as a PR student in Bangkok! So I, of course, had to find out more.

Read on to find out about studying PR in Bangkok from Alisa’s point of view…

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The final push…reflecting on the last 3 years

In FIVE days time I will have finished uni forever!!

I still remember sitting in my room in halls at 1am re-vamping my blog, which was then wonderfulworldxoxo.wordpress.com (WHY????), and turning it into a PR blog. I remember getting my first ever First for an assignment. I remember winning my first blogging competition…I remember winning my second ever blogging competition! I remember being asked to hold my first WordPress Workshop. I remember being asked to contribute for PR Stack 2. I remember my taster day and having to design a campaign around donuts. I remember going back the following year to chat to potential students doing the donut campaign!

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The Valentine’s Day gift guide for the PR Girl in your life

I loved doing the Christmas gift guide for PR practitioners, so I thought I’d write a post for Valentine’s Day too. Maybe secretly so my boyfriend comes across it and buys me everything on the list…wishful thinking?! P.S, sorry PR guys out there, this one is focused on the girlies!

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A Very PR Christmas #2: my top 3 Christmas campaigns 2015

I’m currently writing this blog post from the library, as my laptop had a very unfortunate run-in with some nail glue. A first world problem if I ever did hear one! BUT this post is number 2 of my Christmas blog series, wahoo! I’ve made a little list of my favourite Christmas campaigns from this year…

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A Very PR Christmas #1: the PR gift guide

Welcome to part 1 of my Christmas blog series! I really wanted to introduce some festivity into my blog over the holiday season, but I found hardly any PR themed Christmas blog posts…so I decided to do my own! Every Friday over the next 5 weeks (with a break on Christmas day!), I’ll be sharing a PR & Christmas themed post.

This first post is…a PR pro gift guide. Got a daughter at uni who’s about to graduate in PR and would love all the PR related gifts possible? (yes mum and dad, I’m talking to you) then keep a’ reading! I did a similar post earlier in the year and it seemed to go down a treat traffic wise, so here is a Christmas edition…

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