“What do graduates want?” – a graduate’s perspective

14 April 2022
Recently Bright Network released their report on ‘What do graduates want?’ for 2022/3.  As a recent graduate, I was interested to learn more about what 14,234 graduates thought! First up, I was surprised that only 60% of students are planning on starting a graduate job straight after graduating.  Are graduates still concerned about entering the […]
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SimplyIC and Collaboration from Alzheimers, Boots and BA

25 May 2022
Put a bunch of professional communicators in a room and there’ll be laughter, encouragement, and some good ol’ fashioned problem solving. In the Collaboration Zone at the SimplyIC conference this week, internal communicators from across industry, sector, and country came together to tackle the biggest issues facing organisations today through the lens of communications. Eight […]

The great debate: Office v Hybrid v Remote

13 May 2022
Rolling out of bed at 8:45am, to commute only as far as the desk on the other side of the room may be appealing for a day or two, but how often should we really be working from home? Covid has hardly gone, but the world is moving on. With a war in the East, […]

The impact of the pandemic on school leavers

26 November 2021
In October 2021, 106 Communications (in partnership with Not Going to Uni) released the findings from our second Get Real School Leaver Insight series which looked at the impact of the global pandemic on some key areas of school leavers lives. Firstly, we looked at the academic impact of having studied at home during two […]

Winning student votes in The Times Top 100 Graduate Employers survey

15 October 2021
We know that the autumn term leading up to Christmas is one of the busiest for those in student recruitment and thinking ahead to February is often that item on the to-do list that gets pushed further and further towards Christmas…  So we wanted to lend a hand by writing a quick guide to planning […]

The Big Reconnect

14 October 2021
After 18 months of webinars and aspirational beach Zoom backgrounds, we brought together a group of internal communicators across industries to share stories, develop ideas and snack on popcorn. This is The Big Reconnect.   Coinciding with the No Time to Die premiere, we thought there was no better way to kick off the Big […]

Content marketing – The best way to reach defined and diverse student audiences.

22 September 2021
Before we ask ourselves this question, let’s look at what we mean by content marketing. The Content Marketing Institute have created this helpful definition: “Content marketing is a strategic marketing approach focused on creating and distributing valuable, relevant, and consistent content to attract and retain a clearly defined audience — and, ultimately, to drive profitable […]

Get Real School Leaver Insight Series – Part I

10 September 2021
The Get Real School Leaver Insight Series was created to give early careers recruiters more specific insights into School Leavers.  This is all done in partnership with our friends at Not Going To Uni. Across the course of June and July, Jayne Cullen, our Head of Student Marketing, met with early careers recruiters at a […]

See if your student marketing is truly inclusive with our Inclusive Brand Audit.

27 August 2021
Launching the 106 Communications Inclusive Brand Audit for Student Marketing. In a recent webinar, 106 Communications met with a range of employers and Careers Services to talk about how to make your student marketing more inclusive. Some key things that we identified were: #1 – Building your brand around cultural capital, i.e. your brand understands […]

Get ready for amazing virtual campus experiences

12 August 2021
106 Communications is a marketing agency that helps ambitious brands transform engagement.  Our clients range from NGDP – the Local Government Association graduate scheme – to the NHS, Laing O’Rourke and Enterprise Rent A Car. Right now, we are planning an autumn season that is set to be a hybrid of employer events; blending in-person […]
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