Why I’m attending the Salford Business School Ball #SBSBall

By Apr.23, 2015

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Kimberly Stewart, MSc Marketing Student

Kimberly Stewart, MSc Marketing Student

I cannot wait to attend this years’ Salford Business School Ball on Friday 29th May 2015. I’m mostly excited because I never had a high school prom, so it’s a pretty big occasion for me.  It’s a nice way to celebrate before we graduate and have fun with classmates and alumni!

This night is created for us!  All of the hard work, projects, assignments and exams have led us to this point, so now it’s time for our reward. So let’s unleash our inner divas, dress to impress and make it a night to remember!

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How to land the perfect placement

By Apr.10, 2015

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Brian Matthews provides his expert opinion on how important it is to get a work placement

Brian Matthews provides his expert opinion on how important it is to get a work placement

Graduating with a good degree is, of course, the main priority for all students when they first walk through the doors of their Business School. Yet, graduating with work experience in the bag is even more important as recently mentioned by Steve Lowy on this blog, and students should maybe refocus their aims slightly to ensure they achieve exactly this.

We all know that interviews are all about experience, these days a degree is just a prerequisite.

So, this post is about getting you a job, about making sure you feel as ready as possible for that first interview, and about helping you to wash away those pre-interview nerves.

Our most important tip is to remember that an interview is just an opportunity to tell someone how awesome you are…

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How to increase your employment opportunities?

By Apr.08, 2015

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Steve Lowy Salford Alumni and CEO of umi

Steve Lowy, Co-Founder and Director of Umi Digital

Are you a current or prospective student thinking about increasing your employment opportunities? There are a couple of great avenues to do so and I would like to share these with you based on my experience over the last decade or so…

My name is Steve Lowy, and I am a graduate of Salford Business School. I graduated with a 2:1 in Hospitality & Tourism Management in 2003 and had a wonderful time living and studying in Greater Manchester. After University, I travelled around the world with a backpack and on returning from a year away working and travelling, I embarked on my career. I started by running a 500 bed backpackers hostel in Central London and went on to launch my own Hotel – umi Hotels in 2007.

How did I manage to get here? What improved my employment opportunities?

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What’s on in Manchester: my first impressions

By Apr.01, 2015

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Sulaik Naukhez MSc Project Management

Sulaik Naukhez, MSc Project Management

My name is Sulaik Naukhez and I arrived in Manchester in January. My first months in the UK have been very colourful and here are my first impressions of the city and the country.

If you are like me and you prefer to embrace and explore your areas rather than staying in your student accommodation you might find some of my experiences of interest to you.

It was 4am on the 21st January 2015 when I took my first international flight from Lahore to Manchester. The purpose of my trip was of course postgraduate studies at the Salford Business School, University of Salford where I am reading MSc Project Management.

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Competition: Win a ticket to #CampDigital

By Mar.26, 2015

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Camp Digital 2015

Camp Digital 2015

Future Entrepreneurs Wanted: Calling all innovators!

What: Camp Digital is an inspirational conference that brings together the digital, design and user experience (UX) communities for a series of seminars and workshops exploring the latest thinking.

When: 23 April 2015.

Where: Museum of Science & Industry, (MOSI Manchester).

The Centre for Digital Business is setting students a business challenge.

We have recently acquired funding for a PopUp Research Unit (PUPru). Before you ask, PUPru will be a mobile space intended for installations in a range of public spaces. This installation will visit the high street and can be placed inside shopping malls, in the foyer of business premises, at sporting or music venues, at other education institutions or on the University of Salford campus. Your challenge is to help us to identify innovative uses of this space.

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Are international students being disadvantaged?

By Mar.17, 2015

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Dr. Yvonne Moogan

Dr. Yvonne Moogan, Salford MBA Director

As global mobility rises there is an increase in the diversity of the learners creating challenges for both the learner and for the educator. International students are often seen as problematic, but, is it really their fault?

In the interests of equality and given internationalisation of the curriculum with the influx of international students to the UK, we have a duty to ascertain whether or not a traditional MBA course design is biased to the home student (UK) and prejudiced against the international student.

Higher Education Institutions (HEIs) have a responsibility to ensure that all students accepted onto their courses have an equal opportunity to succeed and more needs to be known about the variables affecting international student performance and integration within the class room. Culture shock can be massive for all new students but particularly international students who are away from home for the first time in a foreign country where English is not their first language and they are not used to the UK HE learning environment and the culture of their new country.

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Lost in translation: is the Arabic language being eroded?

By Mar.11, 2015

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Mark Rix, Chief Executive Catchpole Communications

Mark Rix, Chief Executive Catchpole Communications

Having gained an MBA from The University Of Salford it was naturally exciting for me to be invited to join the University’s United Arab Emirates (UAE) Advisory Board.

The Middle East expansion of the University is a very positive development which presents outstanding opportunities for students from the region to further their education within a world-class institution.

The wider possibilities for public and private sector collaboration with the University are considerable and this is of equal interest.  The long term effects of the University’s investment in this region lies in the positive contribution to the development of a knowledgeable and competitive economy.

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Digital health futures: symposium on digital health review

By Mar.06, 2015

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Dr Maria Burke

Dr Maria Burke

Some time ago I published a blog post regarding a conference concerning the future of Digital Health (Aspects of Digital Innovation: Digital Health). The event was part of the EPSRC Digital Economy, Sustainable Society Network plus project with Imperial College London, has just taken place!

The conference was held at the University of Salford Campus at MediaCityUK, on 12 February 2015 and was a fantastic success, what a wonderful day! Here are a few highlights just in case you missed it….

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Finding your purpose: entrepreneur’s journey of self discovery

By Mar.04, 2015

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Lavinia Goddard

Vinejuice founder Lavinia Goddard

Two and a half years ago I quit my safe, secure, and comfortable job as a Product Developer to embark on this crazy, roller coaster ride of an entrepreneurial journey.

It was an extremely tough decision; I’d worked in the fashion industry for approximately 10 years up to that point and was very used to my life, but I felt trapped… like there was something missing… something more for me to do.

Subsequently, I started a business partnership with a friend of mine. We’re currently working on expanding that business –  Vinejuice, which is an event promotion and media company.

Along this journey I’ve learnt a lot of things. I’ve developed new skills and applications but more importantly it’s been a journey of self-discovery, with still loads more to learn.

Here are my 3 lessons that I think are key to successfully navigating along this journey whether you’re an entrepreneur, intrepreneur, or otherwise.

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Let’s talk about what we can do with UX…

By Feb.24, 2015

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Fianna Hornby

Fianna Hornby

I’ve always seen the importance in User Experience (UX) but I found it a bit hard to find out where to start with really getting to know the practice and apply it in my work. As a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) associate in a role of Digital Marketing Executive at Salford Business School I took the next step to get myself more familiar with UX and here is how I did it!

What is UX? You might have heard about UX before but what does it really mean? UX is short for User Experience, UX is defined in many ways but the wider remit is to be focused on enhancing user satisfaction by improving the usability, ease of use, and pleasure provided in the interaction between the user and the product.

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