We’ve discussed the gender imbalance in favour of women in public relations on this site before. We’re aware of the connection between affluence and success in higher education and the professions. Today, we’re being reminded that university students in Britain are predominantly white.
This university may have a more representative ethnic balance than some of those mentioned in the Education Guardian report, but does our profession? She may not be the stereotypical blonde, but most PR practitioners appear to be white and from middle class backgrounds. If this is true, what can or should be done about it (in a free market economy)? Does change depend on employers or on university admissions policies?