I was involved with Cygnet PR projects for St Barnabas Hospice in both my first and second year.
In my first year I co-led a team of students tasked with creating a video designed to thank St Barnabas volunteers for the difference they make both to the organisation as a whole, as well as in peoples lives. This involved filming different volunteers in their roles across Lincolnshire (in Gainsborough, Louth, Skegness, Mablethorpe, Lincoln, Boston, Spalding and Grantham) and then interviewing them about what they do and the difference it makes. I was in charge of the logistics of the project, putting together teams of 2-4 students, arranging their transport and ensuring they knew what they were doing when they arrived.
For this project, myself and the other project manager were awarded the St Barnabas Hospice Raising Awareness award at the annual general meeting.
In my second year St Barnabas asked us to produce videos aimed at training non-clinical staff to deal with questions from patients about dying. We worked closely with their marketing and communications manager and shot 6 scenario videos with a professional actor.
I am currently involved in another project for St Barnabas which will see myself and a group of students conduct research into what people in Lincolnshire think and know about St Barnabas.