Opinion: From our Readers - Some bosses are still not convinced

Your article on the pros and cons of a PR degree fails to recognise that you do not necessarily need a degree in order to be successful in PR.

There is a lot to be said for working your way up the professional ladder through gaining experience and the industry should not ignore those without a degree. PR is a profession based on people and often the skills needed are best gained from hands-on experience rather than in a classroom.

Our industry would suffer if agencies only employed staff with degrees, in PR or otherwise. The best agencies are the ones that have a good mix of people from different backgrounds, with different experience and different levels of academic qualifications.

Annie Kasmai, lead consultant, Catalysis.

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