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Kathryn takes 2016 cohort of Marshal Papworth students to Borough Market

The 2016 cohort of Marshal Papworth students, on their first ever trip out of Africa, learned lessons in business and entrepreneurship from market traders at London’s Borough Market. The scholarship students from five African countries – in week one of their 10 week course – are based at Shuttleworth College in Bedfordshire and have a packed schedule of classroom study and hands-on field trips ahead of them.


The team manages Cambridge Reading Adventures launch event and competitions

Zoë, Sophie and Lucy worked with Cambridge University Press to manage and host the launch of the new primary reading series, Cambridge Reading Adventures, at UCL’s (University College London) prestigious Institute of Education (IOE), on Monday 18 April. The event offered storytelling and illustration workshops for the Year 3 pupils in attendance from Netley Primary School, London, and saw the official launch of two new and exciting creative competitions – Digital Storytellers and Young Illustrators – for children aged four to 10 around the world. See more here.


FXP in Cambridge News

The Future Experience Points (FXP) Festival, which Conscious Communications will run from 25 to 27 June, was featured in Cambridge News recently. The event, hosted at Cambridge Regional College, offers school and college aged students a chance to participate in a 48 hour games jam, attend workshops and presentations, and hear from industry mentors.

We wanted to create an initiative that would open students’ eyes to the possibilities that are available to them in creative, digital industries, and to support the education sector in its delivery of the new computer science curriculum. Although only in its inaugural year, we are already receiving enquiries about the 2017 event – watch this space!

Happy Chicks in the East of England

In early May Kathryn headed over to the East of England showground to attend Kids Country’s ‘Happy Chicks Day’, one in a series of education events from the East of England Agricultural Society. The event offers school children the chance to learn about poultry and to see two day old chicks first-hand. The children also learn about the science of eggs, animal welfare, and nutrition.

Recently at Conscious Communications…

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2016 has started as a very busy year for the Conscious Communications’ team. We like to keep you up to date with the team’s activity and, over the last couple of months, this is what the team has been up to…


Love is in the air…

Last month, the main focus for client Bedford Lodge Hotel and Spa was, of course, Valentine’s Day. The team worked with the Hotel to secure coverage in Valentine’s Day gift guides and local luxury lifestyle magazines to promote the special packages and gift vouchers the Hotel had on offer.

Kids Country Breakfast Week

As part of National Breakfast Week, Conscious Communications supported Kids Country, the education arm of the East of England Agricultural Society, to implement a day of fun filled activities at schools across the eastern region. The activities, designed to take children on an interactive farm to fork adventure, included making pancakes, enjoying bacon sandwiches and sitting in a tractor parked in their playground. The team secured the attendance of the Mayor of Peterborough along with BBC Radio Cambridgeshire.

Brains Eden 2016

This year, Conscious Communications is responsible for the organisation, media relations, content marketing and social media campaigns, as well as event management of Brains Eden, the UK’s largest student gaming festival. Last year, the team implemented proactive media relations and event management for the festival and is very excited to be even more involved with the event this year. So far, the team has secured 10 university sign ups – don’t miss out; make sure your team is registered: brainseden.net

This month….

We have some exciting announcements to make this month – at the moment they’re top secret! Sign up to our newsletter at the bottom of the page to find out…..

Conscious Communications makes the news!



2016 has kicked off with a bang for the Conscious Communications team and we are thrilled to share three exciting developments with you.



We were pleased to have been featured in the local and PR trade news this week further to announcing that we have been appointed by the International Baccalaureate (IB) to manage its public relations activities across the Africa, Europe and Middle East region. The remit covers the breadth of the IB Continuum – Primary Years Programme, Middle Years Programme, Diploma Programme, and the newest addition, the Career-related Programme.


The team is very proud to have been selected to support IB in delivering its exciting plans for the coming year. The IB is internationally recognised as a gold-standard in education, delivering excellent breadth and depth of knowledge across all subjects, as well as the highly regarded Core.



Being based in Cambridge we are extremely fortunate to have the opportunity to work with locally-based world-renowned organisations such as Cambridge University Press, and this month we have been busy preparing to launch Cambridge University Press’ new reading scheme – for young children for whom English may be their native or additional language – Cambridge Reading Adventures.


Cambridge University Press has teamed up with the UCL Institute of Education to develop the 90-book series, which features fictional tales, historically based stories and animal adventures, and contains culturally relevant reading material for children around the world. The series has been written by revered children’s authors including Lauri Kubuitsile, Jonathan and Angela Scott and Ian Whybrow. Children can expect to start their reading adventures as soon as the books arrive in schools in February!


At home

www.consciouscomms.com has had a facelift! For those of you who were fond of our old website we hope you will appreciate the retained focus on our values. Our favourite aspects of the new look are the refreshing use of vibrant colours and the new and improved navigation. We get excited about websites – take a look at the ‘layers’!


We have gone live this week so, for anyone with a keen interest, we warmly welcome feedback on your experience of using the new website.  If you feel inspired to update your own website, be encouraged that, with our help, a new website is easier to create than you might think. Please do get in touch via info@consciouscomms.com – we would love to hear your feedback.

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