Wolverhampton Uni hands PR reins to Jones

Wolverhampton University has appointed Kathryn Jones to head its media and PR department. She replaces Melanie Whyatt, who had held the post for nine years and has left for Birmingham-based advertising agency Barkers.

Wolverhampton University has appointed Kathryn Jones to head its

media and PR department. She replaces Melanie Whyatt, who had held the

post for nine years and has left for Birmingham-based advertising agency

Barkers.



As the media and PR manager, Jones will report to the university’s

director of counselling, guidance and publicity services and oversee a

three-strong team. She will be responsible for both internal and

external communications and is currently in the process of revamping the

university’s magazine, Ahead.



Wolverhampton had over 24,000 students registered for 1997-1998 and

2,000 staff. Jones plans to look at new ways of recruiting students

including a loyalty scheme to which potential students would sign up and

receive free information on choosing universities, higher education

funding and book discounts.



Jones joins Wolverhampton from Staffordshire Police, where she spent a

year as media and marketing manager. She previously worked in the PR

department of training and enterprise council Southern Derbyshire

Chamber.



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