The College Public Relations (PR) Office serves as a strategic and operational link between the College of Law and Management Studies and the University of KwaZulu-Natal’s Corporate Relations (CR) Division. Together, central CR, and the College PR units exist to serve UKZN in promoting and attracting excellence, and advancing the UKZN brand and reputation for being a truly South African University of Choice that is academically excellent, innovative in research, entrepreneurial, and critically engaged with society.
Meet the Team
The College PR Unit is made up of the PR Manager, a Public Relations officer and a Web Administrator. The team is responsible for ensuring that the communication, marketing and public relations needs of the College are met through offering an advisory and support services to its Schools/Centres/Units. This advice and support in term of marketing and advertising, communications, media, events and campaigns, web services, relationships with UKZN stakeholders and student recruitment, seeks to bolster the School/Centre/Unit in their endeavours.
PR Manager: the leader of the team and serves as a member of the College’s Management Team. Utilising the team’s expertise, the PR Manager oversees the implementation of the UKZN Strategic Communications Plan, or any other strategic initiative arising from central Corporate Relations. As well as the public relation and communication needs of the College and Schools.
Public Relations Officer: responsible for researching and writing articles to promote and showcase the College’s achievement in UKZN publications. Also organises and arranges publicity for College events and campaigns. Manages and generates content for the College’s Facebook page search UKZN’s College of Law and Management Studies or use the Facebook handle @UKZN.CLMS and identifies media and publicity opportunities that could potentially benefit the College.
Web Administrator: responsible for the implementation and maintenance of high quality College, School, Departmental, Unit and/or Centre websites (currently +30 sites) in consultation with the central Online Communications Unit, ensuring easy access to accurate information that is aligned with the objectives of the College and UKZN. The web administrator is also responsible for maintaining the inner web portal sites for the College and its subsidiary bodies.