De la Cour Communications


Written By: Nic Mitchell

De la Cour Communications provides tailored public relations and communication support to European universities internationalising their higher education portfolios and collaborative research activities.

Nic Mitchell with the 2015 CIPR Award. Picture by Emily Hughes.

It is led by higher education commentator and communication consultant Nic Mitchell, who regularly writes about European universities and research. His latest blog here discusses the challenges academics and their PR advisers face in handling media relations while researching sensitive areas such as the rise of violent extremism.

Nic won the Outstanding Higher Education Journalism Award 2015 from the UK Chartered Institute of Public Relations in 2015. This was for his look at the East to West European brain drain of young talent from countries like Lithuania for BBC news online.

De la Cour Communications currently provides ‘native’ English-language communication services to raise the profile of:

Nic’s writing style has been described as ‘reliable, accurate, independent and insightful’ by University World News co-founding editor Karen MacGregor.

BBC online education news editor Sean Coughlan said it was ‘the kind of specialist journalism, with a thoughtful analysis, that people really want’.

His recent blogs look at Media relations while researching violent extremism and asks What Brexit means for European higher education?

This website also hosts the ‘Cancer-talk’ blog in which Nic recounts his personal fight-back against bowel cancer.

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