Diploma students celebrate at CIPR graduation ceremony

On Friday 8 July 2016, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) held its annual graduation ceremony for Diploma students at the CIPR's offices in Russell Square.

Over sixty guests gathered at the CIPR Public Relations Centre in Russell Square to recognise the achievements of 25 graduates from across the world. Amongst those in attendance were two practitioners from the Business Education Examinations Council, Nigeria and one from Makini, Kenya.

Representatives from the CIPR's Accredited Teaching Centres including Cambridge Marketing College, Leeds Beckett University, PR Academy and the CIPR's Centre for Learning also attended and awarded certificates to their respective students during the ceremony.

Speeches by CIPR CEO, Alastair McCapra and CIPR President-Elect, Jason MacKenzie Found.Chart.PR, FCIPR pointed to the growing need for practitioners to invest in qualifications and Continuing Professional Development (CPD) to ensure they acquire the skills needed to meet the challenges of a fast-paced, constantly evolving professional environment.

Photos from the graduation ceremony are available via the CIPR's Facebook page.

Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive
Graduates 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: qualifications, training and networking opportunities as well as a range of other products and services to help PR professionals learn, develop and achieve.  

Alastair McCapra, CIPR Chief Executive

From September 2016, CIPR teaching centres will offer a new Diploma syllabus and on Monday 18 July 2016, the CIPR will open its doors to prospective students. The event, which is free to attend, will offer attendees an opportunity to learn more about CIPR qualifications.

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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).