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PUBLIC RELATIONS MANAGEMENT

The function of raising and maintaining the institution's public profile, and of managing its relationships with the public.

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MEDIA RELATIONS MANAGEMENT

The function of managing the institution's relationships with the media. (N1)

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N1

This function is intended to cover all the institution's relationships with print and broadcast media organisations, and with freelance journalists, in the UK and elsewhere.

 

HE/FE SECTOR RELATIONS MANAGEMENT

The function of managing the institution's relationships with organisations in the HE and FE sectors. (N1) (N2)

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For regular, ongoing contact relating to a specific Function or Activity, use [FUNCTION] - [ACTIVITY].

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N1

This function is intended to cover the institution's relationships with: other HE institutions; other organisations in the HE sector (HE funding councils, HE quality and standards bodies); FE institutions; other organisations in the FE sector; learned societies;

professional associations (except trades unions). These organisations may be in the UK or elsewhere.

N2

This function is intended to cover formal relationships between the institution and other organisations at corporate level. It is NOT intended to cover routine contact relating to a specific function or activity which is covered elsewhere in this Business Classification Scheme.

 

COMMUNITY RELATIONS MANAGEMENT

The function of managing the institution's relationship with its local community. (N1)

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For formal dialogue with the local community through the institution's governing body or another committee, use the relevant category in GOVERNANCE.

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N1

This function is intended to cover the institution's relationships with organisations and individuals in its local community (e.g. local authorities, community groups, local business groups, local charities, campaign groups).

 

ALUMNI RELATIONS MANAGEMENT

The function of managing the institution's relationship with its alumni.

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For dealing with individual former students (e.g. for confirmation of awards), use the relevant category in STUDENT ADMINISTRATION.

For fundraising campaigns targeted at alumni, use the relevant categories in FUNDRAISING.

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FUNDRAISING

The function of soliciting funds directly from organisations and individuals, and of managing relationships with donors. (N1)

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This Function is NOT intended to cover applying for funds which are managed/provided by HE funding councils or research councils. For these activities, use FINANCE MANAGEMENT - FUNDING MANAGEMENT or the relevant category in RESEARCH.

 

STUDENT RELATIONS MANAGEMENT

The function of managing the institution's relationship with its student body. (N1)

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For administering the institution's contractual relationships with individual students, use STUDENT ADMINISTRATION.

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N1

This Function is intended to cover the institution's corporate relationship with its student body and NOT its contractual relationships with its students.

 

GOVERNMENT RELATIONS MANAGEMENT

The function of managing the institution's relationships with government bodies. (N1) (N2)

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For routine contact with government bodies relating to a specific function or activity, use the relevant [FUNCTION] - [ACTIVITY].

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N1

This function is intended to cover the institution's relationships with government bodies including: government departments; government agencies; non-departmental public bodies (NDPBs). These bodies may be in the UK or elsewhere.

N2

This function is intended to cover formal relationships between the institution and government bodies at corporate level. It is NOT intended to cover routine contact relating to a specific function or activity which is covered elsewhere in this Business Classification Scheme.

 

PARLIAMENTARY RELATIONS MANAGEMENT

The function of managing the institution's relationships with parliamentary bodies. (N1) (N2)

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For routine contact with parliamentary bodies relating to a specific function or activity, use the relevant [FUNCTION] - [ACTIVITY].

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N1

This function is intended to cover the institution's relationships with parliamentary bodies including: parliaments; parliamentary committees; parliamentary officials; members of parliaments; inter-parliamentary bodies. These bodies or individuals may be in the UK or elsewhere.

N2

This function is intended to cover formal relationships between the institution and parliamentary bodies at corporate level. It is NOT intended to cover routine contact relating to a specific function or activity which is covered elsewhere in this Business Classification Scheme.

 

STUDENTS' UNION RELATIONS MANAGEMENT

The function of managing the institutionís relationship with its studentsí union, to fulfil its responsibilities under the Education Act 1994 (1994 c. 30).

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MARKETING

The function of marketing the institution.

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This function is intended to cover all marketing undertaken in the institution, including: marketing of the institution as an academic institution to prospective students; marketing the institution as a prospective business partner to other institutions and to commercial organisations; marketing of specific institutional facilities or services to specific groups of prospective customers/users inside or outside the institution.

 

 

 
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