Students enjoy a Premier start to Warrington stay

Posted on 9th January 2014

With one of the region's best graduate employability records, the University of Chester has a great reputation for work-based learning initiatives, preparing students for work and placing great emphasis on connecting business theory to business practice.

Business Management undergraduates from the Warrington School of Management
Business Management undergraduates from the Warrington School of Management
It was a great opportunity for our Business undergraduates to gain invaluable commercial exposure in a very dynamic and exciting context.
Andrea Harper, Senior Lecturer

Undergraduate students recently visited Everton Football Club to see this at first-hand being applied in a dynamic, exciting environment.

Organised by senior lecturers Andrea Harper, Jim Stockton and Terry Smith, the trip was part of the University's Warrington Campus induction for Business Management undergraduates, giving them their first experience of the University's 'transfer of knowledge' ethos.

It was part of a programme in which the University works with industry, resulting in similar trips to Wigan Athletic Football Club and Warrington Wolves Rugby League Club. Experiencing a modern organisation in action is incorporated into all student academic assessments.

Students were treated to a 'speed-dating-style' business induction session where each business function in the club was presented and discussed.

Representatives from the Club's IT, Media, Fundraising, Everton in the Community, Everton Academy and Veterans' teams gave a comprehensive talk on the roles and functions of their respective departments, and students from a wide range of backgrounds were able to question staff.

Andrea Harper, who organised the trip said, "It was a great opportunity for our Business undergraduates to gain invaluable commercial exposure in a very dynamic and exciting context.

"The aim was to link business theory to business practice and this was hopefully the first of many co-operative placements and voluntary work as well as academic work such as case studies, research projects and dissertations."