News release: Students land portfolio prize

Media and Promotion Office (2002) News release: Students land portfolio prize. Other. University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), Preston.

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Third year Public Relations and Marketing student Samantha Jones has won the Romeike
Prize for the best portfolio of 2002. The prize is awarded annually to students at the
University of Central Lancashire, who demonstrate, through their end of term portfolio,
the highest standard of creativity and professionalism.
Samantha, 21, from Levenshulme, Manchester, was awarded the £150 prize for her
collection of course and placement work reflecting her PR skills, including a theoretical
advertisement campaign based on real events.
Running her a close second was 24 year old Rachel Hanson, from Preston, who collected
second prize for her portfolio, which also included a selection of material illustrating the
range and depth of the work covered during her time at the Preston-based University.
Angela Webb, PR Consultant for Romeike, was impressed by the overall standard of
portfolios produced by the University's PR students and said: "Once again the winners of
the Romeike Prize for PR students have demonstrated a consistency and depth of
understanding of their craft far in excess of their experience. As the leading company
within the field of media monitoring and analysis, Romeike is proud of it continued
association with this Centre of Excellence".
Both Samantha and Rachel acknowledge that their portfolios will help them in any future
search for employment. Samantha, whose strengths lie on the design side, is currently
searching for employment in the areas of public relations and marketing. Rachel, who
studied Public Relations and Management, has been lucky enough to secure a position
with Connexions Lancashire as Communications Advisor, based in Blackburn.
As well as offering a monetary prize, Romeike has supported the public relations course
at the University of Central Lancashire for several years. This includes annual visits and
lectures to second year students, discussing media monitoring and analysis, press release
distribution and other support services to the PR Professional.
18 July 2002

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