Friday, 6 December 2013

'Real world learning' for students

UCLan Sports Business Management students received industry exposure in a 'real world environment' on recent trip to Bolton Arena.

Programmes Manger Sue Hayes met the students and shared her experiences from her extensive background in local sport associations and events.

Sue spoke with students about the diverse range of customers who attend the arena, their needs and preferences, as well as how management and staff strive to provide services that meet expectations.

Associate Lecturer Chris Gunn accompanied the group and said, "It was particularly interesting to discover the huge visitor numbers who attend the Arena per annum and the difficult dynamic presented by different cohorts of customers, often providing potential for conflict.

"The students asked Sue questions on a range of issues before touring the Arena. This study visit exposed the students to professional business management practices and allowed them to understand the complexities and challenges faced on a day-to-day basis."

Monday, 7 October 2013

UCLan becomes CIMSPA partner

UCLan has become a Skills Development Partner of the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA).

As a result of this, we are offering student membership of CIMSPA to our 1st year undergraduate and postgraduate students in Sports Business Management and Sports Marketing and Business Management.

This membership will allow students access to a range of resources, including courses, seminars, CPD and networking opportunities to enhance their knowledge, skills and employability in the sports industry.

The benefits to students of this membership are:
  • Professional recognition in the workplace and sector
  • Online access to S & PA Professional magazine
  • Regular digital newsletter update
  • Access to free regional CPD events by invitation
  • Free access to the online CPD training programmes (aimed at entrance to supervisory level)
For more information about CIMSPA and its activities please click here.

Sunday, 6 October 2013

UCLan Travel Bursary Scheme

Over recent years the UCLan Travel Bursary Scheme has provided financial support to individual students, enabling invaluable international travel and work experience.

We are delighted to announce the Student Travel Bursary Scheme 2013/14 is open for applications until 25th October 2013.

Please check the Student Portal to download the application form and to read the terms and conditions.

Completed applications are to be brought to the International Office, Foster Building FB030 and one electronic copy emailed to the Travel Bursary Scheme.