Bournemouth University PR degree comes of age: BAPR is 21party


Back in 1989 a group of pioneering students signed up for the first PR degree course at Bournemouth University. 

One of three PR undergraduate degree courses starting that year, the qualification marked the start of a new phase in public relations in the UK.

Twenty-one years on, and it’s time to celebrate with graduates and past lecturers invited to attend a party on Thursday 25th March at Bar Rumba in London (partners also welcome).

Anyone who is interested in attending should email: or join the Facebook group: BAPR is 21. 

Updates on the event will also be on Twitter @BAPRis21 to help spread the word to the several thousand BAPR graduates working throughout the PR world and beyond. 

Obviously the team behind the party doesn’t have contact details for all graduates, so if you know of anyone who is proud to be a BAPR graduate, has taught on or supported the course over the years, please let them know.

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Heather Yaxley

Heather Yaxley is passionate about PR - teaching the CIPR qualifications, lecturing part-time at Bournemouth University and running the Motor Industry Public Affairs Association (MIPAA). I'm undertaking a PhD looking at Career Strategies in PR. I love sharing ideas and knowledge - connecting news and views by blogging on public relations and educational developments, especially relating to accelerated and active learning. I'm also a published author, qualified trainer and experienced consultant.

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