Shortlist announced for #prstudent #bestPRblogs
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Richard Bailey Hon FCIPR is editor of PR Academy's PR Place Insights. He teaches and assesses undergraduate, postgraduate and professional students.
Now, having featured 246 posts from 31 students at seven different universities across the UK, we’re ready to announce who’s been shortlisted as this year’s Best PR student Blogger.
Let’s praise the individuals with the creativity and stamina to have appeared in our weekly rankings most frequently. Here’s our leaderboard (minimum five appearances).
|Teela Clayton||Leeds Beckett||12|
We’re shortlisting Niamh Murray and Emma Rogers. For them, the contest stays alive for another month, though they are under no obligation to continue to post to their blogs. By the end of May, our 2018 and 2019 #bestPRblogs winner Orlagh Shanks will nominate her successor from these two.
We are commending Hannah Chambers for an outstanding achievement, but she’s not been shortlisted as she chose to focus on projects other than her blog towards the end of the academic year.
When we rank the entries by university one institution – Ulster University – dominates, both on the number of students featured and the number of posts included. (Please note: some universities assess students on their blogs, but our weekly selection is independent and most students compete purely for the honour and for the challenge.)
|University||# students featured||# posts included|
|University of the Arts||1||2|
So, congratulations to Niamh Murray and Emma Rogers, and to Ulster University.
Not shortlisted, but not forgotten
The contest isn’t only about numbers; it’s also about quality. Here’s my pick of exceptional PR student writing from those not shortlisted, ranked according to the table above.
- Hannah Chambers: Is Disney’s ‘Onward’ a Step in the Right Direction for Inclusion or Another Example of Blatant Tokenism?
- Abi Kitcher: Professional Practice… take time for yourself
- Teela Clayton: There’s a brown girl in the ring tra la la la la
- Emma Street: PR moments of the Last Decade
- Rory Drake: Football, PR and Coronavirus
- Siobhan McKerr: Introducing Orlagh Shanks: An Interview With The UK’s Best PR Blogger 2018 & 2019
- Paulina Solka: Can we ever be united again? – A letter to an old friend #brunited
- Georgia Galway: It’s time to pop your social media bubble
- Babett Kürschner: #Relevant: Thoughts on celebrity culture
Over to Orlagh Shanks, who will now choose her successor as Best PR Student Blogger 2020.