East Meets West For Placement Visit

Whilst teaching in Hong Kong, Work Placement Supervisor and Senior Lecturer in Marketing, Caroline Holliday took the opportunity to visit Janice Poon, one of her students taking the BC 3000 work placement module. Janice works as a Project Coordinator for Social Alliance Communications Consultancy which is an impact marketing and communications consultancy based in Hong Kong. Janice is gaining valuable work experience in marketing and public relations working with the Director of Social Alliance Communications Consultancy, Debby Shing. The pictures below show Debby, Janice and Caroline pictured outside the consultancy and shows the offices where the organisation is based in Kowloon Bay, Hong Kong.


Business School hosts successful Summer Camp with International Partners

In June 2015 the School of Business at the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) hosted a 10 day summer camp with 20 students from a partner institution in Hong Kong. The Business School has a long-running, strong relationship with the Hong Kong Institute of Vocational Education (VTC) with many lecturers from the school going over to Hong Kong to teach on their programmes. The camp provided ample opportunities for the students to enrich their learning experience, explore British culture and strengthen their academic skills to prepare for their studies in the undergraduate programmes. 

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Marketing Student of the Year lands role at world leading media agency

Daniel SuttonFormer Business School student Daniel Sutton has secured a role with one of the world’s leading media agencies MediaCom. Daniel, 21, graduated in July 2015 with a first class honours degree in Advertising and Marketing Communications. He was also awarded with the Marketing Student of the Year award for achieving the highest average grade amongst marketing students.

Daniel is currently based in the state of the art MediaCom North offices in Manchester. His role as Research Assistant in the Real World Connections team focuses solely within the area of qualitative research providing insight to media planners and buyers on markets, consumers and brands through both primary and secondary sources. Continue reading “Marketing Student of the Year lands role at world leading media agency”

PR Student of the Year secures role at Local Agency

AnnieAnnie McIntyre, from Rugby, graduated in 2015 with a First Class Honours degree in Public Relations (Entertainment). She was also awarded ‘PR Student of the Year’ from the Division of Marketing, PR and Communication at the School of Business for outstanding achievement.

Before she graduated, Annie, 22, was able to secure a role at Preston based marketing agency The Little Big Voice as their PR & Social Media Executive. Within this role she is now working across numerous company accounts in the food industry, running the company’s social media and planning annual PR campaigns for clients. As part of her degree, Annie completed a placement year at Accessories 4 Technology in Bolton where she gained experience editing and creating content for press releases, company websites and social media. She was also involved in two company exhibitions, the launch of a new website and the first steps of the creation of a new brand. Continue reading “PR Student of the Year secures role at Local Agency”

Securing Employment Is A Walk In The Park For Charlotte.

As students across the country prepare to graduate, it’s likely that many will feel daunted by the prospect of joining the pool of graduates searching for a job, not to mention the competitive selection processes they will often face.

Charlotte Whittle
Charlotte Whittle

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UCLan students’ hard work recognised by OTS

OTS story students with Treasure Minister David Gauke

Four accountancy undergraduates from the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan) have received prizes from the Office of Tax Simplification (OTS) for their high quality work produced as part of a project undertaken in November last year.

A project run by Taxation Theory and Practice module involved third year accountancy students working individually or in groups to come up with poster presentations about issues relevant to the OTS’s employee benefits and expenses review. The organised event showcased students’ posters whose high quality impressed OTS representatives on the spot and gave them an idea to award the best poster presentations.

Awarded students Henna Qureshi, Usamah Kazee, Dominic Maddox and Calum Radcliffe were invited to a formal award presentation which took place in HM Treasury in London.

Undergraduate Henna, who was working with Usamah, shared: “I found the project really enjoyable discovering tax-related issues that affected me personally. Usamah and I were overwhelmed when we found out we were one of the winners for the best presentation.

“It was a real honour representing UCLan and being awarded a prize from the Treasury Minister – David Gauke.”

Henna and Usamah designed a poster showcasing reliefs for uniform and travel expenses, drawing on their personal experiences of working part-time in care homes. Dominic and Calum prepared a poster presentation about calculating the value of living accommodation, using examples to point out current problems.

Module leader David Massey said: “I really appreciate the encouragement the OTS has given our students. It was a privilege to be able to visit the Treasury with the students.

“OTS’s decision to give awards to the best presentations is a reflection of the fine work of all the undergraduates studying our taxation module, not just the prize winners. The students had to work to a tight deadline, researching an unfamiliar subject, and still managed to deliver many excellent presentations.”

The project was a huge success all-round. Accounting students not only received awards, but also got a mention in OTS’s latest report after insightful discussions during the poster event in November last year. OTS story