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Turning university staff into social advocates

How to you get university staff on board with a social advocacy programme? That’s the challenge four European universities set themselves in one of the latest EUPRIO Mobility Programmes, or EMPs, writes Nic Mitchell. Their finding – available in a report which members can see via the password-protected My EUPRIO site  – sparked plenty of interest in a workshop at EUPRIO’s 2019 conference in Poznań, Poland. Among the key conclusions…

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EUPRIO gets international and communication teams collaborating

University international offices and press & communication departments face similar challenges, but day-to-day business gets in the way and prevents sharing information and developing a common strategy to benefit students, staff and the universities themselves, according to a study backed by EUPRIO. The project supported by EUPRIO’s Mobility Programme (EMP) involved international and communication managers at five higher education institutions (HEIs) and the results were presented to EUPRIO 2019 annual…

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EUPRIO creates ‘big family’ atmosphere in Poznań

Nearly 240 participants from 22 countries, some coming from as far as New Caledonia, Cyprus and Lebanon, gathered in the Polish university city of Poznań for EUPRIO’s annual conference, which this year focused on managing internal communications and reputation building, WRITES Nic Mitchell Until we meet again in Trieste… The three-day event once again created that ‘big family’ atmosphere and sense of community that EUPRIO conferences are famed for, with…

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Art of science wins the 2019 EUPRIO Awards

The art of science communication brought top EUPRIO Awards honours to Poland as nearly 250 Euprians and speakers met in that country’s city of Poznań for the 2019 conference of the association. And how timely as science communication and engagement is to be a central theme of EUPRIO activities for the next year, including our 2020 annual conference in Italy from 30 August to 2 September 2020, writes Nic Mitchell…

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Mobilising students and staff as your university advocates

The symbols of the city of Poznań: a bronz monument of two goats tricking each others

AN IMPORTANT ASPECT OF THIS YEAR’S EUPRIO CONFERENCE THEME IS WHETHER – AND HOW – TO MOBILISE STUDENT AND EMPLOYEE COMMUNITIES TO DEPLOY THEIR OWN SOCIAL NETWORKS IN ORDER TO ENGAGE KEY AUDIENCES AND BUILD YOUR INSTITUTION’S REPUTATION. So says Caroline Roulaux, senior communication adviser for central services at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, who has coordinated one of this year’s EUPRIO Mobility Programmes.   Caroline Roulaux from Maastricht University…

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Engage key audiences and boost your reputation

How do we, as expert communicators, engage with our university communities to help build stronger brands and enhance value to society?    That’s a key question to be tackled at the #EUPRIO2019 annual conference in Poznań, Poland, from June 16-19.   Here Nic Mitchell takes a first look at how some of speakers and workshops will develop the theme. Inspire, Include and Engage Helping to set the scene will be…

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EUPRIO’s 2019 venue Poznań is ranked a top European destination

Poznań in Poland, the setting for this year’s EUPRIO’s annual conference, has been ranked as one of the trendiest European destinations in a survey of more than half-a-million users of EuropeanDestinations.com   The city of Poznań – half way between Berlin and Warsaw – came fifth in the travel guide poll, writes Nic Mitchell. Attractions range from its “incredible Renaissance style town hall to its huge medieval-like castle and the…

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Have you set-up your MyEUPRIO account?

Have you signed-up for your MyEUPRIO account via the EUPRIO website?   You’ll need it to update your membership or join our association and enrol for #EUPRIO2019 in Poznań. “It will be the only way to pay for your subscription for 2019 and register for our annual conference, which takes place in Poland from 16-19 June 2019,” says EUPRIO’s treasurer Paola Claudia Scioli. Why we doing it? EUPRIO’s treasurer Paola…

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Time to start planning for EUPRIO’s 2019 conference

Time to think about #EUPRIO2019 and renewing your association with our global network of more than 750 communication professionals from all over Europe, writes Nic Mitchell   Joining, or renewing your membership, should be easier than ever this year by signing up for a MyEUPRIO account on the website, which you should use to register for the annual conference and the regular workshops we are now organising in different countries. The…

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Step up internal communications in case of a no-deal Brexit

BREXIT is creating plenty of challenges for university internal communications – and not just for British higher education institutions, writes Nic Mitchell For European Union students planning Erasmus+ placements in the United Kingdom also face disruption and uncertainty about funding if Great Britain crashes out of the EU on March 29 without securing a deal with the European Commission. In the short-term it looks like grants will be guaranteed to those…

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