CIPR Diploma students celebrate at graduation ceremony
On Friday 27 June 2014, approximately 30 CIPR Diploma graduates celebrated with colleagues, friends and family at the CIPR Public Relations Centre in Russell Square, London.
Graduates were treated to keynote speeches from CIPR Chartered Practitioners Ben Verinder and Clare Parker. Ben and Clare, alongside Past President Sue Wolstenholme, provided inspiration to the graduates by highlighting how studying for qualifications, attending training and undertaking CPD are essential, not only for their career progression but also personal development.
The graduates come from a cohort of over 631 public relations graduates from CIPR qualifications in 2013. The successful candidates included 210 gaining the CIPR's premier Diploma qualification; 142 receiving the Advanced Certificate; 187 obtaining specialist qualifications in internal communications, public affairs and crisis communications; and 92 passing the Foundation Award.
Fullsize photos from the graduation ceremony can be downloaded via the thumbnails above.
This year’s ceremony was a chance to celebrate and an opportunity to say heartfelt congratulations to all of our graduates. They embody the values that the CIPR holds dear: hard work and a strong commitment to self-improvement and career development.
As the profession’s only chartered body, our members’ careers are the focus of everything we do. Our new graduates should be very proud of their achievements.
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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.
The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).