In this section we provide book reviews, explore PR and communication theory and investigate they key topics around studying PR and communication. There is more of an academic focus and whether you are an undergraduate, post-graduate or a professional looking to expand your skills, you'll find plenty here to support your journey.

Laura Pinney tells how it's possible to study for a professional qualification alongside work and home life.
Our latest guide stresses the importance of project management skills for communicators.
Guest author Jessica Pardoe explored the ROI of PR for her dissertation which she summarises here.
The CIPR has launched a new Specialist Diploma with Digital Communications joining successful and popular qualifications in Internal Communication, Crisis Communications and Public Affairs.
Blogging's a hard slog, but there's no better way to learn the craft skills.
Books about public relations have been a talking point this week.
PR student blogging is going from strength to strength.
This guest post by Aurélie Sotto is based on a CIPR Professional PR Diploma assignment
Guest contributor Miriam Pelusi explains why she's returned to the UK for her doctoral studies.
Guest author Rachel Sacks discusses the need for strategic communication in the charity sector.
Guest author Tori Morel-Orchard makes the case for a positive news agenda.
This thought leadership piece was written for a CIPR PR Professional Diploma assignment by Grace McKerrell.