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PR Expert To Put New Spin on Journalism Degree

A Derby-based PR boss has landed a job lecturing students at Nottingham Trent University for a second year running, after helping many young people to secure their first position in public relations. 

Tina Clough (34), director at Derbyshire-based Poppy-PR, has agreed to teach at the University for the second year running, after being approached by Tracy Powell, the BA Journalism course leader.

Tina, who studied Print Journalism there back in 2007, said:

“I have always had fantastic links with the University and after being invited to talk to journalism students in 2017 about what it takes to make it in the world of PR, course leader Tracy invited me to attend a meeting with other industry figureheads to help create a brand-new PR module, which was then set to be taught for the very first time.”

Tina continued: “Last year was the first time that we had ran the module, and I was so proud to see so many students securing employment in PR.  We had students going off to work at theme parks and footballs clubs in public relations roles, which just shows how valuable the module really was.

“I hope that we will see even more students choosing this as a career this year.”

Tracy Powell, course leader said:

”We are very happy to have Tina on board, I am looking forward to working with her and developing the new PR module with her further.”

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