NBS students team up with The Hive to explore social media impacts in Nottingham

Student groups have successfully delivered projects to a wide range of public, private and voluntary sector companies, enabling them to complete their postgraduate studies with a strong focus on experiential learning in a genuine business context.

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Applied Consultancy projects are a key element on the Nottingham Business School's master's programmes. Student groups have successfully delivered projects to a wide range of public, private and voluntary sector companies, enabling them to complete their postgraduate studies with a strong focus on experiential learning in a genuine business context.

In the second year of running, The Hive (NTU's enterprise centre) has worked with the Economics Division to design and support consultancy projects to combine business focus with social impact.

Two groups of MSc Economics students worked with Sean Macaskill, the Hive's Enterprise Advisor, and Chris Lawton in the Economic Strategy Research Bureau. Their aim was to deliver research reports and a presentation to assess the Economic and business case for social enterprise in Nottingham during the summer of 2015.

Both student groups supervised by John Ebireri and Joseph Ajefu in the Nottingham Business School Economics Division, delivered highly successful presentations to the Hive. The assessment panel stated that one of the groups' presentations was to the standard usually expected of experienced professional consultants. This demonstrates the potential for student projects to have genuine impact on the policy and practice of external clients.

For more information visit The Hive website.

NBS students team up with The Hive to explore social media impacts in Nottingham

Published on 23 November 2015
  • Category: Nottingham Business School

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