Advertising Students Get a Taste of Pitching a Campaign to a Real Client
As part of a series of collaborations with Holiday Extras, the company’s marketing team gave the Business School’s Advertising Management students a real advertising brief to tackle. Holiday Extras is the UK market leader for travel add-ons with airport hotels, airport parking, airport lounges and holiday insurance as its core offerings. As part of their course work, the students formed mini agencies, and each pitched their proposal for an advertising campaign to the Holiday Extras team.
Hannah Mowl, David Lee, Steven Hill and Simon Aglony from Holiday Extras congratulate Kyle Palmer for producing the best advertising campaign with his team Affinity.
Led by their marketing manager Simon Aglony, the Holiday Extras team commended Kyle Palmer, Cassie Denman, Eloise Hyatt-Green and Vlad Ciobotea for producing the best campaign. As a result of this collaboration, a selected number of students from the Advertising Management course will be offered paid summer placements in the Holiday Extras offices, near Ashford.
Improving Employability for Students
Dr John Wenn, Head of Department of Business and Management, has presented the successful participants in Canterbury Christ Church University Business School’s Accounting 4 Success
scheme with their certificates of achievement.
Accounting 4 Success is a competitive, voluntary, innovative internship scheme open to Year 2 Accounting and Finance students. Student Support and Guidance host a four day preparation course before students begin work with employers. Diane Manning of Kent Children’s Fund Network, a small children’s charity working with young people from hard to reach groups throughout Kent, commented: “Currently, we have four finance students working with us as interns to help them develop their skills whilst providing much needed support to our Charity. We have found the students to be self-motivated, hardworking and innovative. They are making a valuable contribution to our work."
If you would like to find out more about this scheme please contact Suzanne O’Brien, Senior Lecturer in Accounting at the Business School. firstname.lastname@example.org
Our Professional Partners Reward Business School Student Excellence
Representatives from the accountancy firm Reeves and Co present Maria Leonora Halas with her award for the best grade in taxation.
Each year the best students in the Business School are rewarded with prizes and awards from the professional bodies that support our courses, and the industry sponsors who work with our students. These professional institutes and businesses recognise the academic excellence of our students and their contribution to their chosen career fields.
The 2011 awards were presented by professional bodies, the Chartered Institute of Marketing and the Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, and by the businesses Broad Oak BMW/MINI; Whitefriars Canterbury; P& O Ferries; Accountancy firms Reeves & Co and Wilkins Kennedy; and Travelspot LLP.
Rebecca Day, Charlotte Dickerson; Andrew Hewlett and Raquel Nitzsche who received the award for the best advertising campaign from Broad Oak BMW/MINI
These annual awards offer opportunities for students to achieve and obtain the additional recognition that helps differentiate them in the graduate marketplace. The relationship between Canterbury Christ Church University Business School and business also provides a platform to develop the quality and industry relevance of our programmes.
Congratulations to all the students who received awards this year!
The 26 award winning students with their sponsors at the 2011 Business School prize-giving ceremony.
Dr Arturo Vega Wins Award for Best Academic Paper
Dr Arturo Vega, Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship and Innovation in the Canterbury Christ Church University Business School, has been given a best paper award at the 2011 Institute for Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) conference held in Sheffield in November.
His paper, which was a critical evaluation of the institutional contexts that impact the implementation of public services, won the award for the best work in the area of Information Systems for Small and Medium Enterprises.
The 34th ISBE Conference Sustainable Futures: Enterprising Landscapes and Communities included close to 300 presentations of the highest quality on new entrepreneurial research on a diverse range of topics, and helped form beneficial links between academics, policy makers and practitioners from across the globe.
CCCU CISI Partnership
We've recently signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Chartered Institute for Securities and Investment (CISI), the UK's largest securities and investment body.
From 2012 the CISI’s Investment Advice Diploma (IAD) will be embedded into our Accounting and Finance programme. Students will be able to complete the Diploma in Investment Advice as part of their undergraduate programme. This internationally recognised professional qualification will be a regulatory requirement for anyone wishing to operate as an investment adviser from 1 January 2013.
Canterbury Christ Church Business School is currently the only university to offer such a scheme.
See the press release: UK's largest securities and investment body joins with University to give students an advantage
Claws and Jaws kick off New Business Planning
The new series of New Business Planning lectures on the Entrepreneurship Pathway was kicked off by Ben Bartlett and Amber Wildey of Claws and Jaws, as an example of a Young Entrepreneur.
Ben and Amber organise birthday parties and school talks with exotic animals, giving children the opportunity to see, hold and learn about these beautiful animals. Providing an experience that is fun, educational andiInformative is key to their business model and is driven by Ben who studies for a Degree in Animal Management at Hadlow College.
Ben gave a passionate account of why he started the business, how he went about it and what he has learned in the process. He also brought along "Prince" the Royal Python and "Mr. Fuzz" a Chile Rose Tarantula, to give the students a ‘hands-on’ experience of their business.
The students now have their own challenge to develop their own business venture ideas in the coming months.