Meet our PR, internal communication and public affairs bursary winners

Meet our PR, internal communication and public affairs bursary winners

We are delighted to announce the winners of our 2015 bursary. Every year PR Academy offers a contribution to the cost of a course for those who don’t have funding available from their employer. Our winners are:

CIPR Diploma in Public Relations: Yelena Pak, Deputy Director of Public Relations for KazMunaiGas Exploration & Production JSC based in Kazakhstan.

Yelena Pak, winner of our PR Diploma bursary

CIPR Advanced Certificate in Public Relations: Vy Tuong Tran, Senior Communications Officer, Sandwell and West Birmingham Hospitals NHS Trust. 

Vy Tran, winner of our bursary for the Advanced Certificate in PR

CIPR Internal Communication Diploma: Owen Hathway, Public Affairs and Policy Manager, National Union of Teachers Wales. 

Owen Hathway, winner of our bursary for the Internal Communication Diploma

CIPR Public Affairs Diploma: Emma Rouse, Public Engagement Officer, Nottinghamshire Police. 

Emma Rouse, winner of our bursary for the Public Affairs Diploma

We have been offering our bursary since 2011 and this year has seen the most applications so those who have been awarded help with funding have done really well.

As part of the process, applicants are asked to tell us why qualifications matter and it was great to read so many enthusiastic responses. There is a clearly a strong commitment to professionalising PR and communication through study.

I’d like to see a big thanks to Tim Harrison and Maud Davis for helping us to judge the applications – I know they both really enjoyed reading them.

Read more about our bursary scheme.