University welcomes UK & international partner students to summer school

3 August 2017

The University of Derby Business School has teamed up with the Chartered Institute of Management (CMI) to welcome more than 50 UK and international Business students to the city for a week-long residential Summer School.

Students studying Business School programmes at the University’s Partner Institutions in Malaysia, Greece, Bangladesh and London travelled to the University’s Kedleston Road site before embarking on a week of activities designed to give them a feel for their parent University and the city of Derby. Students attending from the partners included nationals from South Korea, China, Latvia, Japan and Nigeria.

The week kicked off with an introduction to Derby by the Mayor of Derby, Councillor John Whitby, and included tours of the Rolls Royce Heritage Centre, EPM Technology and Derby Museum & Art Gallery. The group also visited Kedleston Hall and the Buxton campus.

UK and international students standing infront of screen in lecture theatre

Back on site, the students were briefed on the CMI Student Leadership Challenge by Alexander Cowen-Wright, Head of Corporate Communications and Marketing at CMI. They were tasked with coming up with solutions to today’s productivity challenges and communicating them as widely as possible via social media.

Before returning home, the students presented their solutions back to a panel of judges made up of academics from the University, CMI staff and a special guest judge from manufacturing, logistics and consultancy specialists, Unipart, who attended the University directly from a business meeting in Malaysia to take part in the judging. The winning team was selected for its innovative social media Snapchat campaign.

Gail Thrippleton, UK & International Partnerships Manager for Derby Business School, said: “This is the first time that the Business School has brought together this many UK & international partnership students on campus and we are thrilled with how well the week went for everyone involved.

“The energy and enthusiasm from the students towards the challenge was fantastic, and the presentations they gave were all to an incredibly high standard. The entire panel agreed that it was not an easy task choosing a winner.”

The event represents a positive step to maximise the benefits of UK & international partnership activity and in doing so extend the global outlook of the University and develop a truly international culture”

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