Thursday, 22 January 2015

Hats off to newly qualified Masters students

An air of accomplishment filled Kingston town centre recently (21 January) as a year of hard work reached its conclusion and the first students graduated with an MA from the inaugural Internal Communication Management programme. Jointly run by Capita Learning & Development and Kingston Business School, the Masters is the only qualification of its kind in the UK, and is now accepting applications for a third successful year.

Masters in Internal Communication Management graduates
Students celebrate gaining their Masters in Internal Communications Management, run by Kingston Business School and Capita Learning & Development
In front of a full house in the Rose Theatre in Kingston, the Dean acknowledged the congregation's hard work, strength of character and commitment before awarding the internal communication professionals on the Masters and Postgraduate programmes.

“We're very proud to see our first cohort of students graduate. It's a real milestone for the profession”, says course director Liz Cochrane.

Built on the highly respected Postgraduate Diploma in ICM, the Masters was developed to meet the changing face and increasing importance of internal communication in businesses today. Liz continues: "Students tell me, relatively shortly after starting the course, that their bosses have said to them, 'I can see a real qualitative difference in what you're doing'. That's something I hope to hear even more of in the future."

Ruth Findlay, Masters in Internal Communication Management graduate
Ruth Findlay gained a Distinction and won the Pat Hedges Prize

Special prizes were awarded to Vicki O'Connell, who won the Course Director's prize for her best all round performance and her transformation from the beginning to end, and Ruth Findlay, who won the Pat Hedges Prize for best overall performance on the Postgraduate Diploma – in addition to gaining a Distinction in her Masters.

Those interested in joining the programme can find out more by calling Capita Learning & Development on 0800 022 3410 or visiting our Masters webpage.

Masters in Internal Communications Management Welcome Event

Capita L&D Masters in Internal Communication Management class
Our Masters in Internal Communication Management Class of 2014 
Capita will be holding a special welcome event in London on 8 April where guests can meet course leaders Liz and Jenny, as well as current Masters students who will be able to provide a personal insight into the benefits of the course. 

"I was amazed at how much the Masters helped me develop in my role. It allows you to apply the theory directly to your work, and start adding value from day one as each assignment is grounded to your own business."
Dillan Shikotra, Masters graduate

If you would like to attend this event and find out how the Masters can benefit you and your organisation, please call 0800 022 3410 or email

Written by Annabel Morris
Marketing Executive, Capita Learning & Development

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