Little Chip Placement Apprenticeship #BigChipAwards winner 2015

By Jul.02, 2015

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Alex Fenton, Salford Business School

Alex Fenton, Salford Business School

Can a university keep up with the constantly changing digital environment? Here is industry proof – with another of our students being recognised by the industry in the Big Chip Awards 2015.

Keeping up-to-date is a challenge in the world of digital where technologies are disrupting old ways of doing things.

At Salford Business School, out students are given incredible opportunities for placements and internships. This allows students to connect with companies on various levels for mutual benefit. Companies get advice and practical help and students get the real world learning experience and skills that they need.

An excellent recent example, Business Innovation Project is with Web Shop Direct, who are an e-commerce, fashion business based in Macclesfield. Web Shop Direct have been operating since 2005 and consist of UK Swimwear and UK Tights. We were able to assist this company through our industry focused training courses and business internships.

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Business Internships: 10 reasons to offer student work placements

By Jun.30, 2015

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Joanne Egan,  Hotel Desk  Director

Joanne Egan,
Hotel Desk Director

What does Hotel Desk, is a North West UK based venue finding company, thinks about working with Salford Business School students?

Hotel Desk is a small medium-sized enterprise (SME) that has a recent experiences of Business School placements students. We have benefited from digital marketing students who made a great contribution to our business.

I am Jo Egan, Managing Director of  Hotel Desk, and here are my top ten reasons why other local organisations and SMEs could also benefit from providing Business School students work placements.

Narrowing the many benefits down to just ten is the tricky bit, but here we go!

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Best business school in the UK recognised for teaching and professional excellence

By Jun.22, 2015

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Debra Leighton

Debra Leighton

The best business school in the UK continues to impress judges and further highlighted it’s excellence when it comes to teaching and administrative support. Three Salford Business School projects were recognised by the Vice Chancellor Awards and announced at the University Day on the 16th July 2015.

Teams of academic and professional services staff from Salford Business School were awarded two Vice Chancellors Distinguished Teaching Awards and a Highly Commended Award.

These awards continue to show Salford Business School’s ambition to prepare our students for the real world. What made the school entries stand out?

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#Ramadan marketing ideas: how Muslims can be lucrative for your business

By Jun.19, 2015

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Dr Tahir Rashid

Dr Tahir Rashid

British Muslims are a vibrant, youthful, high spending community who know their brands. The 3 million UK Muslims have a combined spending power of £20.5 billion contributing £31 billion to the national economy annually.

Worldwide, the 1.57 billion Muslims, make up 23% of the world population. This represents one of the fastest growing consumer markets in the world in terms of disposable income, internet penetration and mobile phone usage.

Ramadan is the most important month in the Islamic Lunar calendar. As a ninth month this year it falls between 18th June to 17th or 18th July, and is a key occasion to reach out to Muslim customers.

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Salford Business School Ball – A night to remember

By Jun.17, 2015

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Seema Dosanjh

Seema Dosanjh

This year’s Salford Business School Ball took place on Friday 29th May at Hotel Football (owned by Manchester United’s Class of ’92) and was the biggest to date as it sold out with 260 people in attendance.

The Salford Business School Ball is an annual black-tie event that not only brings together final year and postgraduate students, staff, and alumni, but celebrates their success as well. However, this year the event was more spectacular than ever as Salford Business School celebrated winning Times Higher Education ‘Business School of the Year’ Award.

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My Golden Ticket to Camp Digital 2015

By Jun.06, 2015

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Karim Laljee

Karim Laljee

For those of you like myself who were very keen to attend Camp Digital and get your hands on those sort after tickets and be one of the 350 lucky people to be at the event, it must have been a disappointment if you didn’t get chance to go.

Tickets had sold out and the only option I had to attend the event was to try to sneak in or enter a competition that University of Salford were holding, where you had to come up with innovative ways of using new technology. Thankfully I was selected as one of the winners and got my hand on what felt like one of Willy Wonkers Golden Tickets!

You could also see that all those with tickets were going to make sure that they were there!

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What is stress?

By Jun.03, 2015

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Professor Kirk Chang

Professor Kirk Chang

Stress can be interpreted as a perceptual phenomena arising from a tension between the demand on people and their ability to cope. The term stress also refers to reactions within us that include thoughts, feelings and physiological reactions which occur as result of stressful events.

However, stress is not always harmful. Sometimes it is good and many people actively seek it out. It is important to make the distinction between acute stress, such as that experienced during sky diving or bungee jumping, and chronic stress caused by, say, long-term economic hardship.

Chronic stress is almost certainly bad for you, but acute stress actually enhances immune function and improves the ability of the body to respond to infection or immunization. So, the thing that most affects your long term health is not dramatic life events but on-going day-to-day problems.

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Salford Business Submarine takes on the Salford Dragon Boat Race

By Jun.02, 2015

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Seema Dosanjh

Seema Dosanjh

On Sunday 31st May 2015, Salford Business School participated in the Salford Dragon Boat Race. The event took place at Salford Quays at the largest Salford Dragon Boat Festival ever – where more than 20 teams came ready to row for charity.

Competing in this race was a first for Salford Business School and for majority of the team members. However, the motivation and enthusiasm to support their charity, Kidscan Children’s Cancer Research, pushed Salford Business Submarine to train hard and give it their best on race day.

A total of 23 teams entered this competition this year and over £15k have been raised for charity so far.

How did the Salford Business Submarine team get on?

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Thomas Cook Corfu deaths and the reign of lawyers

By May.25, 2015

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Professor Andrew Basden

Professor Andrew Basden

It is a truism that companies that have lasted 100 years tend to be those built on a foundation of ethical principles. Thomas Cook is one of those.

But recently it has declined and is in trouble over its handling of the case of two children dying on one of the holidays it arranged.

Why is this?

Some believe it is because of the reign of lawyers – the company had become so entrapped in legalistic thinking that it had lost its ‘humaneness‘. In this post, I try to look under the surface of this, and find a lot more.

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Paid internships project legacy lives on

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Paid Internships success - Laura Swain

Laura Swain

After over 4 years of assisting small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs) in the North West of England by placing students and graduates in companies to carry out short-term paid internships, the highly successful Unite with Business project has now come to an end.

Being part of Salford Business School’s business services offer, Unite with Business is also a great example of regional collaboration between six universities: the University of Salford, University of Central Lancashire (lead project partner), University of Chester, University of Bolton, University of Cumbria and Lancaster University.

Unite with Business was funded by the European Regional Development Fund and supported over 1800 businesses and created over 470 jobs.

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