Business Solutions boot camp equips students with real-world business skills
12 September 2016
of Business students explored consultation services and report writing at
the University’s Business Solutions boot camp.
The two-day training course, which took place between 31 August and 1 September, saw eight students participate in
interactive sessions to help them prepare for the realities of providing
consultation services to local businesses from LSBU’s Business Solutions Centre.
Entrepreneur in Residence, Peter Harrington, local Business Improvement
District WeAreWaterloo and staff from
the Student Enterprise team and School of Business came together to share
knowledge and experience in the inclusive training programme, designed to suit
the range of skills that LSBU students need to draw on to provide advice to the
local business community.
The group also explored the
workings of LSBU’s Business Solutions Centre – a free drop-in service for local businesses where LSBU’s
Business students offer advice and tailored solutions.
Peter Harrington, founder and creator of SimVenture, a multi-award winning business
simulation game, said:
“It was great to be involved with this year’s boot camp.
Sharing business tips and tricks in interactive sessions with students that are
eager to learn always provides a great opportunity for exchanging ideas and
experience. I hope that the students now feel empowered to use their skills to
tackle some of the real-world business challenges that exist today.”
Catalina Narvaez Buitrago, a Business Administration student,
“I learnt valuable
skills at the Business Solutions boot camp that I can use both inside and
outside the workplace, and can also apply them to my studies. The sessions on
communication skills were most useful as I picked up useful tips on speaking
with business clients – which will be a big help to me right now and in the
Awa Tano, a final year Research student, said:
“It was great to present in front of WeAreWaterloo. They
really listened to our ideas for how they could boost their weekend footfall by
increasing the number of Saturday traders. I will take away the tips for good
business selling too, they were invaluable.”