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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. The Prize is awarded each year to Leeds Beckett University students on behalf of Graham in her memory.

In 2016/17, the Claire Mascall PR Prize will award three industry placements and bursaries to cover expenses to the three top performers in PR subjects at our University. The placements for 2016/17 are:

  • A two week placement with Golin in London
  • A one week placement with MCG PR in Leeds
  • A one week placement with Leeds Beckett University’s Communications Team

Introducing the Claire Mascall PR Prizewinners 2016/17

Graham Rimmer and three scholarship recipients

This year’s top prizewinner was Ali Arshad, studying BA (Hons) Public Relations with Journalism, who won a placement with Golin. Aiden Nasser, studying BA (Hons) Public Relations with Journalism was awarded a placement with MCG PR, and Rosie Heaton studying BA (Hons) Public Relations was awarded a placement with Leeds Beckett University’s Communications Team.

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.”

If you would like to support students through our scholarships, find out more about making a donation below, or contact the Alumni Team on giving@leedsbeckett.ac.uk or 0113 81 23147.

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