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    I'm going to Hong Kong Baptist, so that should be fun.

    I don't know that much about the postgrad stuff but if you really want to know then i can ask around for you if you want.

    Though I suggest you focus on undergraduate for the now and then find work experience. Most companies in the industry are of course going to look highly at you because you have a degree but as its a practical industry (so to speak) most companies want experience more than anything. Hence a lot of exjournalists get PR jobs easily. (envy much)

    If you are going to do a postgrad degree I suggest specialize in a subject, like politics if you want to go into lobbying or business... (many examples - many specialist pr sectors). I'm thinking of either doing a degree at SOAS or going into politics. Not to sure at the moment.

    But as always focus on undergrad first and then think about postgrad, it'll be easier.
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    By the way I know a lot of you have asked me questions about halls and other stuff... This is a facebook page that is run by the students in my year about PR in Westminster University. There's links to other student blogs and videos. Its got a lot of links if you look around. You can ask some of the other students about stuff also. - tho mind it is the summer so i don't know how many will get back to you.

    As always i'm always here if you have other questions...

    https://www.facebook.com/StudyPRLondon

    Good luck with results!!
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    Reading this has really helped me out(:

    I was reading some of the US entry requirements
    http://www.westminster.ac.uk/study/i...qualifications

    Its says I need a 3.1 GPA, but I will have 2.9 - 3.0 when I graduate highschool.

    How lenient is Westminster when it comes to grades and international students?
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    I'm sorry, i honestly don't know when it comes to international students.

    But I can tell you that in our course you will find a heck of a lot more international students than home students.
    I'd say the majority comes from overseas. I don't know if its my year but we have a lot of students from Eastern Europe.

    When it comes to the US though the majority of them do television or journalism so I wouldn't know...

    I'd say contact the university at '[email protected]' or if you really want I can put you in contact with an international student or the course leader?
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    Hey guys. I'm going to continue my studies in PR at the Westminster University as a second year undergraduate. I have transfered from Cyprus, although I'm from Slovenia originally, and I'd like to meet people from the course so when the classes start I'll already know someone. As i'm reading this forum can't help but get excited about being part of the PR course there..
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    Hello, im going to study PR at westminister in september, and would really like to know

    - How r the lectures r structured lyk do they involve a lot of group work individual work, presentations etc..??
    - About how many people r in each class??
    - How is the harrow campus in general??

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    Hey, congrats on getting in...

    Well the lectures are usually with the entire media department and obviously in the lecture theater. They're basically presentations on which you take notes.

    There are also smaller seminar's. They're more like a class room environment. Again the teacher gives a presentation in the first half and the second half you do class work or give presentations. We usually give a presentation once a week in some lesson or another. In terms of individual work, there's coursework and an introduction is given to the entire class (best not to miss that) and then we do the work individually. You can always email the teachers, they're always happy to help.

    In my year there was only one class with about 35 people. Some have left since though. In terms of gender ratio there are a lot more girls to boys, but I don't know about your year (it may differ..).

    The Harrow campus is actually on a major renovation at the moment and depending there may be still some work when you get there in September. Essentially everything is situated on one long corridor (called The Street) classrooms and buildings span off it. Incidentally your freashers week is on the street. In terms of people its okay. Because the campus is quite far away everyone tends to commute in the upper years ( 2nd + ) and because of that people stay for the entire day. Which means that the campus is quite busy all day (go to the library at lunch, you'll know what I mean)

    Hannah


    I hope this is useful... as always ask if you have any more questions.
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    Hey!
    I am gonna apply for public relations at westminster. I have done my bit of research but would love to hear from a student studying there. Would you please tell me as to how the course is and how the university as such is. Add me on Facebook
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    hey,

    Do you have anything specific you want to know? Otherwise I'll give a general overview...

    Westminster PR department is small which means that their is generally one class, with two main lecturers in the department. Trish Evens and Simon Goldsworthy, with visiting lecturers in between.

    There are two parts to the course. Theory and Practical. The theory is taken by the entire media department, so that means that journalism, tv and radio take part as well. Whilst the practical is more course based. However the practical is structured in a class room type environment. Also it usually involves making campaigns for some sort of publicity.

    Basically its all coursework and written based. You can make things but that's very rare.

    I've heard once from Simon that the PR department is generally made up of girls, though there are boys again their in the minority.


    I hope this helps... You didn't really say what you wanted to know..

    Hannah


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    Hi barby92,
    i would really love to know more about the course. I'm currently in the process of applying for that course and I have no idea on what to put in my personal statement! Lol
    i studied high school in Canada and I think my grades are good enough for university of Westminster. They want between 65-75%. Also I'm going to the open day in November. If you could let me know more about the course, I'd really appreciate that!
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    hi everyone,
    i'd really appreciate it if someone could tell me what the course is about, the description in the uni's site is very vague. i need to write my personal statement and i'm actually finding it difficult as i'm not too sure what i'll be studying lol please, would love to hear from anyone! thanks a lot
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    (Original post by Barby92)
    LOL oh no! I'm not advertising at all...that's why I said i'm studying PR at Westminster..it's for students who have applied and need help with knowing more about the course. When I applied last year no one told me much about it, and I went on sights like this looking for people to help me and no one did. That's why I started this thread.
    hello could u tell me what are the required subject to study public relation in any university? my current A level subjects are maths and accounting. do i have to take more subject or this two will do?
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    (Original post by Barby92)
    If you have any questions about the PR course at Westminster holla at me. I'll answer them as best I can. (Although it is one heck of a course ). Fire away!
    Hey I have an interview for PR at Westminster on the 13th of February, I was just wondering what questions you were asked and what should I wear?
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    (Original post by Hchan1)
    hey,

    Do you have anything specific you want to know? Otherwise I'll give a general overview...

    Westminster PR department is small which means that their is generally one class, with two main lecturers in the department. Trish Evens and Simon Goldsworthy, with visiting lecturers in between.

    There are two parts to the course. Theory and Practical. The theory is taken by the entire media department, so that means that journalism, tv and radio take part as well. Whilst the practical is more course based. However the practical is structured in a class room type environment. Also it usually involves making campaigns for some sort of publicity.

    Basically its all coursework and written based. You can make things but that's very rare.

    I've heard once from Simon that the PR department is generally made up of girls, though there are boys again their in the minority.


    I hope this helps... You didn't really say what you wanted to know..

    Hannah


    As always ask if you want any more help

    Hey! I'm applying for PR (or PR and Advertising as it's now called!) for September 2014 entry.

    I was wondering whether you knew how much the course differs now that it's PR and Advertising rather than just PR?

    Also, how is the work load for this degree? (Like how many contact hours do you generally have a week and how much extra work are you expected to do?)

    And any general info you have on the course would be great!


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    Hi, Great to know your applying.

    I had no idea that it had changed from PR to PR and advertising. I'm so jealous that you get to apply for that.

    The work load for me when I was just doing PR was five modules a week. Usually a seminar and lecture for each module. The hours of each module can vary but the PR modules are longer they can range from 10 to 3/4 or be just half a day depending on what Trish and Simon feel we need.

    But however if you want more contact hours you can always email them. Trish and Simon usually need a day to email back but they will meet you outside teaching hours if you want.

    General info... I don't know what you want...

    First year is usually introductory stuff. It's not really hard just a lot of stuff to do. Second and Third year then gets harder.

    However I will tell you the difference between before uni and during uni. During uni ALL the research for each essay has to be done by you. Meaning that you can't just fake an essay before the deadline because you won't get a high enough mark to get a 2.1 (60%) if you do that.

    As for the difference between now and then course wise. I've no idea but feel free to email Trish and Simon. They're email addresses should be on the westminster website somewhere. It might just be some modules are more advertising based now...


    I hope this helps. If you have any more questions feel free to ask.

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    (Original post by Hchan1)
    Hi, Great to know your applying.

    I had no idea that it had changed from PR to PR and advertising. I'm so jealous that you get to apply for that.

    The work load for me when I was just doing PR was five modules a week. Usually a seminar and lecture for each module. The hours of each module can vary but the PR modules are longer they can range from 10 to 3/4 or be just half a day depending on what Trish and Simon feel we need.

    But however if you want more contact hours you can always email them. Trish and Simon usually need a day to email back but they will meet you outside teaching hours if you want.

    General info... I don't know what you want...

    First year is usually introductory stuff. It's not really hard just a lot of stuff to do. Second and Third year then gets harder.

    However I will tell you the difference between before uni and during uni. During uni ALL the research for each essay has to be done by you. Meaning that you can't just fake an essay before the deadline because you won't get a high enough mark to get a 2.1 (60%) if you do that.

    As for the difference between now and then course wise. I've no idea but feel free to email Trish and Simon. They're email addresses should be on the westminster website somewhere. It might just be some modules are more advertising based now...


    I hope this helps. If you have any more questions feel free to ask.

    Hannah
    Thanks for this! There is barely any info on PR degrees online so this has helped loads!

    What kind of work would you usually do in your spare time? Is it reading through text books and taking notes or more planning projects and presentations?

    Thanks again :-)


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    Both really.

    Westminster's media courses are all half theory and half practical. The theory part means journalism, tv and radio join in as well. That's your normal notes and text book type lesson. The assignments are essay based so research is required for quotes and scholars.

    The practical part is course based. PR is a campaign based industry therefore pitches are essential. Your required to make your own campaign pitch and present to the class and lectures.

    Though I will say both theory and practical type modules both have essay and presentation assignments. Unfortunately that's just media based courses for you.

    Hannah.


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    (Original post by Hchan1)
    Both really.

    Westminster's media courses are all half theory and half practical. The theory part means journalism, tv and radio join in as well. That's your normal notes and text book type lesson. The assignments are essay based so research is required for quotes and scholars.

    The practical part is course based. PR is a campaign based industry therefore pitches are essential. Your required to make your own campaign pitch and present to the class and lectures.

    Though I will say both theory and practical type modules both have essay and presentation assignments. Unfortunately that's just media based courses for you.

    Hannah.


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    Thank you! I'm just torn between PR and Advertising and Marketing Communications (both at wmin)!


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    It honestly depends on whether you want to do a media based course or a business one and what you want to do after uni.

    I'd say check out the modules and email the tutors. Email addresses should be on the website. Somewhere.

    Hannah


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    (Original post by Barby92)
    If you have any questions about the PR course at Westminster holla at me. I'll answer them as best I can. (Although it is one heck of a course ). Fire away!
    Hi, I am an A level student and I have an interview at Westminster for public relation. I was wondering if you had an interview too and what they might ask me. I would be grateful if you can reply soon as my interview is in two weeks.
    Thank you.
 
 
 
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