Cardiff CIPR Diploma group

This is a picture of the Cardiff Diploma group after our final teaching session on Saturday.  It includes Gulnara (far right), a distance learning student from Azerbaijan, who made her second visit to the Cardiff group (and she also attended one of our Bristol sessions) – and Richard (second left) who couldn’t make the final Bristol session.

I am fourth from the right – and the picture was taken by one of the kind security guys.

It is always a bit sad to come to the end of the teaching sessions – although we are still working together on the final personal assignments (a 6,000 word dissertation for Diploma and a 2,500 word critique for Advanced Certificate).

I really enjoy teaching the CIPR qualifications – not least because of getting to know so many public relations practitioners working in a variety of functions and organisations.  We work together quite intensively for around a year – but then go our separate ways again.

I may hear from former students regarding career advice, providing references or when our paths cross via CIPR or other activities.  Others make recommendations to colleagues and that is always very satisfying. 

CIPR is enrolling now – so if you fancy joining one of our groups – starting in the Autumn 2007 or January 2008 – check out

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Heather Yaxley PhD

Dr. Heather Yaxley is passionate about sustainable careers, reflective practice and professional development. I am a rhizomatic educator, practitioner, consultant, academic and scholar. As a qualified academic, I teach the CIPR professional qualifications with PR Academy and have experience teaching at various Universities. I run the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association (MIPAA) and my own strategic consultancy. I was awarded by PhD researching Career Strategies in Public Relations by Bournemouth University in 2017. I'm a published author, with books, chapters and academic papers to my name.

2 thoughts on “Cardiff CIPR Diploma group”

  1. I will miss the Cambridge group too. I do admire those who take on the distance learning, especially if English isn’t their first language.

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