This page collates learning materials for public relations professionals and the wider business community and comment pieces and articles from those with an interest in diversity and inclusion in public relations.

Resources

This collection of research, reports and resources is for anyone with an interest in diversity in the public relations profession.

Reports

From Diversity to Inclusion

From Diversity to Inclusion is a qualitative exploration of attitudes and experiences towards diversity issues impacting public relations. Conducted by the CIPR's Diversity Working Group, the report delves deep into views of over 30 PR professionals who shared their views in an innovative digital research project and took part in roundtable discussions held in London and Leeds.

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Future perspectives

A CIPR report has found that knowledge of the public relations profession is low amongst 16 to18-year-old students. We interviewed 1,229 16 to 18-year-old students from across the UK during November 2012 about their career choices and perceptions of public relations. The majority did not consider PR as a possible career path.

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The Davies Report

The Davies Report, published in February 2011, calls for concerted voluntary action by UK companies to redress the gender imbalance of UK boards. The report requires that all Chairmen of FTSE 350 companies set out the percentage of women they aim to have on their boards in 2013 and 2015. FTSE 100 boards should aim for at least 25% female representation by 2015.

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An Exploratory Study of the Experiences of 'BAME' PR Practitioners in the UK Industry - Dr Lee Edwards

This report, published in July 2010, contains the findings from an exploratory, qualitative research project into the experiences of BAME PR practitioners in the UK. The project was funded jointly by the Economic and Social Research Council and the Promising Researcher Fellowship from Leeds Metropolitan University. This report has been written for a practitioner audience and should be of interest to consultancies, in-house staff and PR educators. The findings show that there is discrimination in the industry, rooted in the social context in which PR operates and the stereotypes about individuals from different ethnic groups that shape that context.

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BBC Equality Information Report - 2016/17

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Channel 4 - 360 Diversity Charter

Ofcom - Diversity and Equal Opportunities in TelevisionComment

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Disability Confident - Make it Your Business. A communications guide for PR and communications professionals

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Access for all: inclusive communications. Reaching more people in sport and physical activity through inclusive and accessible communications

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Diversity and Inclusion Strategy - A diverse and confident Government Communication Service, which is representative of modern Britain where talent thrives.

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Government Communication Service - DIVERSITY & INCLUSION STRATEGY 2016/17

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Articles and Blogs

Featuring blog posts, articles and opinion pieces, this section is updated regularly with the latest posts on diverisity in public relations and the wider business community.

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