CIPR offers free membership for PR students

The CIPR has launched free membership for students as the industry body looks to extend a helping hand to those entering the profession.

University of Bournemouth: CIPR-approved courses
University of Bournemouth: CIPR-approved courses
The CIPR is offering help to those working in recognised undergraduate and postgraduate degree courses.

Jane Wilson, CEO of the CIPR, said: ‘The CIPR hugely values its relationships with student members and their universities. Student membership demonstrates your interest in public relations and your commitment to the profession.'

She added: 'It also gives the next generation of practitioners access to the full range of benefits currently available to all CIPR members and I hope it will give graduates a head start in their public relations career.’

Her words follow an industry debate in recent years about the accessibility and diversity of PR to those wishing to enter the industry.

As a part of this, last year the PRCA launched an apprenticeship scheme in conjunction with Pearson to help promote paid internships.

To apply for the membership, students on CIPR-recognised courses will need to contact their university’s course leader.

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