19 April

Employment hits record high as UK firms keep on hiring

More workers than ever before are employed in the UK as upbeat companies show few signs of worry over the state of the economy. Employment climbed by 37,000 to 31.84m in the three months to December, while unemployment stayed steady at 1.6m - a level which has fallen by almost 100,000 over the past year as a whole. The unemployment rate stayed at 4.8pc, its joint-lowest…

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8 March

Successful women: Top communications specialist Zoe Healy has been training Fitzwilliam Institute's PR, Events and Digital Marketing students for over 10 years

Trainer: Public Relations, Digital Marketing, Event Management courses Part of Fitzwilliam Institute’s team for over 10 years, Zoe Healy is a communications professional with fifteen years public relations, events and campaign experience in Ireland and the UK. Her business, Zenith PR provides tailored training programmes and consultancy in communications, media and presentation skills. Zoe’s Public Relations expertise includes developing communications strategies and campaign management. Her clients…

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8 March

Successful women: Amanda Webb, Fitzwilliam Institute's social media expert

Successful women: Amanda Webb, Fitzwilliam Institute’s social media expert Trainer: Social Media Fitzwilliam Institute’s social media expert, Amanda Webb,  has been active in social media for over 7 years - using it to promote her first business and then moving on to form Spiderworking.com. She works with small and medium sized businesses helping them develop social media and internet marketing strategies and offering them training and…

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11 January

I did my placement at Elevate PR and was lucky enough to be hired once i finished my internship

Getting your first Public Relations role doesn't have to be difficult. Enrol on our Posgraduate Diploma in Public Relations with Arranged Work Experience and we will help you secure that first essential internship. See our graduate Sadhbh Higgins' story below: "Fitzwilliam Institute Postgraduate Diploma is a great gateway to the world of PR. The course is extremely relevant with current industry case studies and topical PR…

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3 January

7 Signs You Were Born To Work In Events

A career in events can be incredibly rewarding. You get to work with inspirational people, create amazing experiences for people and no day is ever the same. However it’s also not for everyone – the job can be tough, demanding and requires a mix of skills that are really quite rate. Yet some people are born to work in events. Here are the 7 signs that…

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24 October

Interested in Event Management? You must see these stats

The events industry remains a huge business. A recent research shows that: More than 1.3 million events took place in Ireland and the UK in 2015 …attended by 116.1 million people …at more than 10,000 venues across Ireland and the UK. These events accounted for a spend of just under £40 billion …and occupied the equivalent of more than 6,000 football pitches. With conferences, meetings, trade…

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7 October

This Robot May Be Perfect for Lazy People Who Hate Cooking

I feel like an anomaly among my fellow New York millennials in that I actually enjoy cooking my own meals. For many people, it's always, "I never have time," which usually means a leftover salad that's now wilted, lunch from the place downstairs or a Seamless delivery. I take pride in the fact that I can feed myself healthy meals, and it's actually helped in my…

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7 October

Can Google's Pixel give the iPhone a run for its money?

Google officially became a hardware company on Tuesday. Not only did the company announce new Pixel phones (RIP Nexus), but the company also provided pricing and release dates for Google Home, its Amazon Echo killer, unveiled its mobile VR headset called Daydream View, Google Wi-Fi network extenders and Chromecast Ultra. See? A lot of hardware.   Joining me this week's MashTalk is Deputy Tech Editor Damon…

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26 August

WhatsApp to Share User Info With Facebook

WhatsApp will soon be sharing user data with its parent company, Facebook. The change comes as the social network revamps its privacy policy to enable businesses to communicate directly with users of the platform. “People use our app every day to keep in touch with the friends and loved ones who matter to them, and this isn’t changing. But as we announced earlier this year, we want…

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24 August

10 new Android Nougat features you should check out now

Google is starting to roll out the latest version of Android. If you have a Nexus device, you can grab the update now.   While many of the biggest improvements — like longer battery life, better security updates and VR-ready features — won't be immediately obvious once you get the update, there are still plenty of new features to get excited about. From new emoji and…

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