NBS Students win £300 prize from Nottingham city Council

A group of final year BA (Hons) Business Management and Marketing students won a £300 prize for the best presentation to Nottingham City Council.

A group of final year BA (Hons) Business Management and Marketing students won a £300 prize for the best presentation to Nottingham City Council. The winning group members were Adam Murphy, Hugh Jenkins and Alexandra Morgan.

As part of their Leadership and Employability group work, the students worked on a live project recommending solutions to help Nottingham City Council improve recycling and reduce contamination. Currently, the City Council incurs penalties of up to £25,000 per year as a result of incorrectly recycled waste.

Three groups of students were short-listed to pitch to a panel made up of two representatives from Nottingham City Council and two from Wastecycle, a contractor to Nottingham City Council.

Awarding the prize to the winning team, Kevan Wilcoxson, Compliance and Development Director for Wastecycle, commended all the groups for very insightful and professionally delivered presentations which offered a fresh perspective on how best to tackle the city’s recycling challenge.

Dr Tabani Ndlovu, Leadership and Employability module leader, reiterated the fact that NBS is a Business School for business and therefore the sterling work produced by these students further demonstrated the School’s position as a possible partner, tapping into the University’s student and lecturer population to address the needs of local businesses. Three further groups are yet to pitch their presentations to Nottingham City Homes in April 2017 where the winning group will receive a prize of £300.

Wastecycle have committed to offer more student projects for the next academic year as they found this project very beneficial.

NBS Students win £300 prize from Nottingham city Council

Published on 21 March 2017
  • Category: Nottingham Business School

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