Citypress scores partnership with UA92 to support diverse routes to industry

19th February 2024

Citypress has partnered with higher education provider UA92 to support its strategy to create diverse routes into media, digital and business industries.

Founded by the Class of ‘92 and Lancaster University, UA92 has been instrumental in making higher education more accessible through its founding principles of social mobility and inclusivity, offering a portfolio of degree and higher education industry-led courses.

Driving modernisation through the higher education sector, UA92 works closely with over 80 industry partners to ensure the curriculum is modern and relevant for today’s businesses, offering a unique insight into future career paths through mentorships, guest lectures and work experience opportunities.

By partnering with the university, Citypress will offer a range of ‘on the job’ experiences for students, including guest lectures and workshops as well as mentoring, work experience and LinkedIn and CV training sessions.

Citypress is committed to creating more equal opportunities within the industry and promoting diversity.  The communications agency has a particular focus on forging strong links with local schools, colleges and universities, and also has a long-term partnership with Creative Access, which provides career opportunities for under-represented groups.

Citypress’ other partnerships include a programme of immersive ‘work safaris’ with the Manchester Communications Academy in Harpurhey which gives school-age children their first taste of the communications industry through talks and creative tasks, and guest lectures for the University of Salford’s MA in Public Relations and Digital Communications.

Citypress was recently highly commended in the mid-sized consultancy of the year and also awarded the PRWeek UK Best Place to Work (Large Agency and Learning and Development).

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