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Speakers in the video spotlight at #EUPRIO2018

With the focus on the digital transformation of university communications at EUPRIO’s annual conference this year in Sevilla, we’ve made a series of short youtube video interviews in which EUPRIO’s blogger-in-chief Nic Mitchell talks to some of the speakers and participants about the challenges of digital communications. Drag university communications into the 21stcentury Gerry McGovern’s opening keynote speech had #EUPRIO2018 participants jumping on to social media to applaud his hard-hitting…

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Honorary memberships for five EUPRIO networking activists

One of the founding fathers of EUPRIO and four former national representatives on the Steering Committee have been rewarded for their role in developing our European association of university communicators by being elevated to EUPRIO honorary membersHIP. Announcing the awards, retiring EUPRIO President Christine Legrand said the honorary memberships were a ‘thank-you’ for all the hard work the five had put into building and supporting the association over many years.…

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Christine ends EUPRIO presidency on a high note

After four years at the helm of EUPRIO, Christine Legrand handed over the presidency of our association to Jan Dries at the 2018 General Assembly during our 30thanniversary conference in Sevilla.   Christine, Director of Communications and Industrial Relations at CPE Lyon in France, said she was proud of the achievements while leading the organisation and highlighted the new corporate identity and improved communications with members with the newsletter and…

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Wake-up call to marketing in the digital age

Gerry McGovern more than lived up to the high expectations in his opening keynote address to 360 EUPRIO delegates gathered in Sevilla for the #EUPRIO2018 conference, writes Nic Mitchell Young people today feel very empowered. They are very connected, sceptical, analytical and cynical and they are not listening to the experts, warned one of the gurus of recent web developments, Gerry McGovern (pictured), who has worked with some of the…

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Social media helps students decide where to study abroad

More than 8 in 10 prospective students looking at studying abroad in 11 European Union countries turn to social media when applying to university – with 65% using it as part of their research into where to study and nearly 30% to help make their application, according to the 2018 International Student Survey. Despite being sometimes written off as a fading star, Facebook remains the most popular form of social…

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Countdown to EUPRIO’s digital challenge conference

Over 300 EUPRIO members and guest speakers are on countdown to our 2018 annual conference, which takes place in Sevilla, capital and largest city of Andalusia, from 3-6 June 2018 Representatives from at least 20 European countries will be attending EUPRIO’s annual conference being held this year in Sevilla together with participants from Lebanon and South Africa, writes Nic Mitchell Sevilla Real Alcazar Patio And the finishing touches are being made to…

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Earlier deadline for entering EUPRIO Awards

With an earlier EUPRIO conference than usual this year, it is time to focus on your university’s entry to the celebrated EUPRIO Awards. This year’s annual conference is being held in Sevilla, Spain from 3-6 June 2018 on the theme of ‘The digital transformation: A challenge for communications in higher education’ and the deadline for registrations is Monday 21 May. That’s the same deadline for entries to the EUPRIO Awards,…

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EUPRIO looks at digital transformation of communications

The digital transformation of communications in higher education continues to throw up challenges and opportunities for EUPRIO members, writes Nic Mitchell   So how timely that the 2018 EUPRIO annual conference at the University of Sevilla in Spain, from 3-6 June, offers a platform to answer some of the key questions facing university communication professionals, such as: How can big data be used for effective communication? What do we know…

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Delivering a better digital customer experience

Gerry McGovern could not have been a better choice to set the scene for EUPRIO’s 2018 annual conference in Sevilla, Spain, writes Nic Mitchell.   EUPRIO’s Sevilla conference – taking place from 3-6 June under the banner of ‘The Digital Transformation: A challenge for communications in Higher Education’ – is the perfect platform for Gerry McGovern as keynote opening speaker.   Web visionary Gerry McGovern The founder and CEO of…

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