We have recently received great feedback from the British Council on Salford Business School’s Erasmus Intensive Programmes held in April 2014. This is an example of the work undertaken by the Erasmus Intensive Programme team at the Business School and which the British Council has highly commended for producing products of excellent international quality.
These programmes were organised with seven European partners attracting visitors from seven countries.
Each programme allows students to study in international groups at a single host University for a 2 week intensive period. The European Union (EU) funding covers the costs of flights, accommodation and subsistence for the programme participants.
Crowdfunding has come a long way in its short history. Today, it is even changing the way we consume. What was once a way to give a largely ready product a helping hand on its final push to market has become a means for consumers to get involved with something still on the drawing board, or simply to buy innovative new products before they’re in the shops.
However, as with so many seemingly new ideas there is a longer history that stretches back prior to the presence of the web. The concept of seeking public patronage and multiple sponsors for projects has existed for many centuries in the arts, erecting statues and in publishing.
Just opening the front cover of any book of English local history published in the Victorian period will reveal a list of subscribers drawn from the local great and good who funded the project. Shakespeare’s earliest success arguably also comes from support similar to modern crowdfunding.
For me, a university experience should be: rewarding, memorable and life changing. On my arrival to the UK to study for a Masters Degree in Marketing at the University of Salford, I was always thinking if I will be able to adjust and fit in to the new educational system.
I recall my experience that I had during my first MSc program that I studied at Heriot Watt University in the United Arab Emirates (UAE). Although Heriot Watt is a British university, the mode of study was adopted to the UAE model of teaching and learning. I realised that the educational system in the UAE and here in the UK will be entirely different.
During my first days here in Manchester, I met with other students at Salford Business School, asking them questions and making enquires about the way things are done over here. I was given different responses from people and I was never satisfied with their replies. There were a number of fellow international students all of whom have different expectations of what study life is like in the UK and at Salford Business School in particular.
Well, I am now in my second module and I can tell you what it is like…
University of Salford Business School has been in the eye-catching spot since its campus expansion into MediaCityUK. It is the first academic establishment that opened a campus at MediaCityUK, which grants it the Cutting Edge position in Digital Marketing related teaching and research.
I for one, had always a passion for a digital marketing career, and I find it a blessing to have the opportunity to study at Salford Business School and being able to benefit from the physical presence at MediaCityUK during my course.
Here are my greatest experiences so far which help me to boost my digital marketing career prospects and why I think if you are interested in this area you should choose MediaCityUK to be your destination:
I have been privileged to be a part of MSc Marketing at the University of Salford Business School and I am passionate about social media. Being an international student from Nigeria I feel that it is the right place to develop my passion into a career.
Social media is gradually emerging in Nigeria, although the adoption rate is not yet at the same level as it is in the UK.
Social media marketing is bringing about a drastic change in the way that organisations engage with their stakeholders. Salford Business School introduced me to the latest thinking in the use of social media.
Why do I think it was the right move?
I’ve been studying MSc Marketing at Salford Business School for seven months now and thought it was about time to do a bit of cheerleading.
Not with pom poms or anything, but don’t they say the pen is mightier? Here are five points to prove it:
When I decided to leave my decent and not badly paid job in London to get onto a Masters marketing programme and into a load of debt, it was essential from the off that the course covered social media marketing.
Amazingly, the University of Salford was one of very few universities whose masters marketing course included a module in Search and Social Media Marketing, and this was the first thing that turned my head.
Now I’m here and studying the Search and Social Media Marketing module (#SSMMUoS), I know I made the right move. I’m even beginning to get to grips with Search Engine Optimisation (SEO)!
If you fancy an exceptional career in Marketing, Salford Business School is the place to be. I am enrolled on the MSc Marketing program. My experience so far has been awesome and far beyond my expectations, studying at Salford University is an eye opener for me in the world of Marketing and business in general as I have been able to acquire, identify and fine-tune the key skills needed for me to succeed in my career and also my personal life.
I have gained necessary skills in the area of reaching and building relationships with customers which sums up what marketing is. Marketing is an effective continuous communication about products or services to the customers. One of the key skills needed to accomplish that goal is analyzing the consumers to understand their purchasing behaviour. There are a thousand and one reasons that influence how customers relate to products and it is important for a competent marketer to be able to communicate value.
Welcome all allow me to take you through a journey from University of Salford MBA all the way through to working at Debt Solution Centre Limited, ‘oh’ and all the bits in between.
Who am I?
Well I’m a graduate in BSc (Hons) Biomedical Science from the University of Salford, currently working at Debt Solution Centre Limited. Avid follower/supporter of Liverpool FC and a keen traveller.
22 years of age I graduated from University of Salford in Biomedical Science in 2012. But I decided to explore other avenues and get a degree in business. Shortly after graduation I decided to pursue an MBA at the University of Salford starting September 2013 at the age of 23.
On 18 July 2014, I attended in the graduation ceremony of my friend who graduated from Salford Business School. The ceremony was located at Media City UK, which is located in the most beautiful riverside of Manchester – Salford Quays.
It makes me recall my graduation ceremony last year, as a international student, my parents haven’t got the chance to join my graduation, it was a big pity for me. But one of my best friends called Roy joined my graduation ceremony, it made me so happy and moving, because he was not an international student based in the UK. He studies in China, it’s hard to get visa for the UK, and the flight ticket is not cheap for a Chinese student.
“The only source of knowledge is experience” ~ Albert Einstein
I remember waiting anxiously for two months for the day I will embark on my journey to the UK to study for a Masters Degree at the University of Salford Business School (SBS). As an international student leaving my country for the first time to study abroad, I admit I was a bit unsure of what to expect.
To my greatest surprise and relief, I was warmly welcomed at the airport by the Student Life team and then taken straight to the school. Immediately I was plunged into the orientation madness which included the registration with the Salford Business School and I felt right at home. With much anticipation, I attended all the welcome events, went on a tour of the University of Salford and listened with great expectations at the course induction and talks from the program director emphasizing the need to attempt and submit all assignments on time. I was eager to learn more than I had heard.