The Economics and Business Department organised an array of trips for Economics and Business students to support them with their studies. These included an opportunity to understand the different skills and qualities sought by a Human Resources department, at Harrods department store in Knightsbridge, Central London. This trip was combined with seeing Harrods’ famous lights and some people even went shopping. Students witnessed a wide array of selling techniques and branding of merchandise all combined in an exciting winter evening.
A local trip to Kingston Market meant that students were able to learn about the skills required for promoting and pitching a business including understanding how market stalls can compete effectively with each other. There was a very interesting journey to the Jaguar factory in Birmingham for both A Level Business and Business BTEC students where students received presentations on the importance to this iconic British company of achieving global success. In addition students were exposed to production processes used to make various Jaguar models; watching robots perform complex tasks was utterly fascination. In order to support the diverse career paths that BTEC Business allows, the department has organised trips to the Supreme Court and The Royal Court of Justice.
Economics students were able to attend a whole day of lectures from eminent lecturers, academics and professors entitled ‘Economics in Action’. Students were made aware of national and international issues and concerns that require problem solving by economists. A great learning experience, mixing with many other Economics students from across the capital. In addition to all the hard work and extensive lessons during term time, Business students were whisked away to booster revision sessions held in central London run by Tutor2u. Students were injected with considerable confidence and further insight on how to approach examination questions.
Business students were very fortunate to have a visit from West London University, they explained how to apply for university. Students were supported with guidance on how to search for appropriate careers and/or university courses. This has given students an incentive to work towards specific grades and gain additional experiences outside of formal study, which may support applications. This was followed up by a special insight day visit and a tour of the university.