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The Scholarship

Three talented PR students from our University are awarded the Claire Mascall PR Prize each year, providing them with invaluable industry placements and bursaries to assist with the expenses of those placements, in honour of Claire Mascall who was a pioneering woman in the corporate PR world.

During her career, Claire worked at a diverse range of organisations, from British Nuclear Fuels to the London Stock Exchange, which she left to establish a highly successful consultancy with her husband Graham Rimmer.

Now in its seventh year, the Prize is awarded each year to Leeds Beckett University students on behalf of Graham in her memory.

In 2016, the Claire Mascall PR Prize will be awarded to the three top performers in PR subjects at our University. The placements for 2016 which will take place in April are:

  • A two week placement with the London Stock Exchange HR department and a £500 bursary towards expenses
  • A one week placement with MCG PR in Leeds and a £250 bursary towards expenses
  • A one week placement with Leeds Beckett University’s Corporate Communications Team and a £250 bursary towards expense

 The Claire Mascall PR Prize - 2016 awards 

In 2016, the Claire Mascall PR Prize was awarded to the three top performers in PR subjects at our University.


This year’s top prizewinner was Mary-Kate Reynolds, a final year BA (Hons) Public Relations student, who won a placement with The London Stock Exchange HR department and a £500 expenses bursary.

Graham said: “I’m delighted to be involved in this prize in memory of Claire. I love to see how the students get on after their experience and it’s great to have a hand in helping support the careers of such bright young people.”

The second and third prize winners were Sinead Morrissey, who won a two-week placement with Leeds Beckett University’s Corporate Communications Team and a £250 expenses bursary, and Hannah Lynch who won a placement with MCG PR in Leeds, provided by Christine Mortimer, and a £250 expenses bursary. Both are second year BA (Hons) Public Relations students.

Mary-Kate, from Sandbach, said: “It’s really flattering to have your hard work noticed and overwhelming! I’m really excited for the placement in London as it will give me some great experience which is quite different to other placements I’ve had.”

Sinead, from The Wirral, said: “I’m thrilled and honoured to have been awarded the prize. It’s great for my achievements to be recognised and will really help my CV.”

Hannah, from Hampshire, said: “I’m surprised and delighted! This is a great experience and a fantastic opportunity.”

Questions?

If you have any questions about the Prize, please contact the Alumni Team via giving@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or 0113 81 23147.