Friday, 22 March 2019

Amazon - Get behind the scenes on March 28

Here's your last chance to take advantage of our last Company Trek of the academic year! Amazon need no introduction and we are offering University of Birmingham students the chance to get behind the scenes at one of their retail facilities in Staffordshire to hear about the Amazon graduate scheme and opportunities available to you after graduation.

Amazon Company Trek - Thursday 28 March
open to all UoB students!

See the route along the way from order to delivery - how products enter the warehouse, the stow process, picking orders, quality assurance, packing and shipping. Get tips on the application process, use this experience to boost your CV and enjoy a free bus trip and free lunch on the day.

Thursday, 21 March 2019

Finding talent and making start-up connections

A huge thank you to everyone who came to the Start-Up Connections event on March 20 at the Birmingham Business School. Over 140 people made up of students, local businesses, start-up companies and professionals took part in our biggest networking event to date. At the start of the evening students and employers found out about opportunities available before a huge buffet arrived
signalling the start of a productive networking session.

Friday, 15 March 2019

10 things to look out for at Start-Up Connections

Start-Up Connections is just around the corner taking place on Wednesday 20 March at the University of Birmingham Business School. The event is open to everyone and you do not need a
business to come along - there are plenty of opportunities for university students so sit back, scroll down and find 10 things to look out for during the night.

1. Impact Internships - We will be revealing our latest start-up and social enterprise internships. Find a full time or part time opportunity during the summer to help your CV - work with an exciting start-up or social enterprise in Birmingham. Did you know you can earn at least £1,000 for undertaking an internship?

Friday, 1 March 2019

The feel-good clothing brand supporting mental health through every sale - Helenell Raiment

A clothing brand that aims to make you feel good on the inside - we caught up with entrepreneur Elliot Sparrow, a recent graduate who started a company called Helenell Raiment while studying for a Sports and Materials Science degree at the University of Birmingham. 

'Our brand tackles the stigma surrounding mental health whilst raising awareness of the importance of positive body image and self-respect.

We believe the fashion industry so often turns a blind-eye to emotion and expressing oneself by solely focusing on image alone. We want to spread the message that it's not just about looking good, it's about feeling good. The inside matters as much as the out!

Wednesday, 27 February 2019

Running a project independently - by Robert Lynam, second year student, International Relations and Spanish

I was part of a group of 6 undergraduates to help Sandra Green at Co-wheelsBirmingham with her marketing strategy - to attract more customers to join the car club. I opted to help this social enterprise because of its environmental sustainability, which is a something I’m really passionate about.

Monday, 25 February 2019

Catching up with a former UoB Santander Entrepreneurship winner - Michael McLeod, UniGreenScheme

Michael McLeod pictured with Kayleigh McLeod
So with news this week that the Santander Universities Entrepreneurship Awards 2019 are now open for entries our first reaction was to get an update from Michael McLeod from UniGreenScheme - a UoB alumnus who went all the way to the national finals and came away with £15,000 as winner in the 'Important day to day Products and Services' category back in 2016.

Michael's light-bulb moment came as he walked past a skip on campus one day and realised he could store and sell the items being scrapped and save the university money and reduce waste.

Friday, 15 February 2019

Securing work experience after a company trek - Law student Harjit Chatha

I have had the chance of going on a company trek to Lamb Chambers Barristers, Middle Temple, London, on the 14th March 2018. This was my second company trek and I am very glad that I took the opportunity to visit Lamb Chambers. The reason why I went to this company trek, a leading barristers' chambers was to explore and get to know more about the life of barristers. 

I knew to appreciate the opportunity given and pay attention to the information being given by the barristers. It was an intriguing and motivating experience for me as I listened to the barristers explain a situation of making a mistake in the courtroom in a light hearted manner.