Leeds Business School

University module shortlisted for national award

The team who nurture the next generation of business minds at Leeds Business School have been shortlisted alongside the UK’s top businesses and universities for a prestigious prize.

Published on 10 Sep 2020
The Rose Bowl

Colleagues behind the school’s Business in Action module are one of three finalists for the Best University & Employer Strategy award at this year’s Institute of Student Employers Awards.

The module gives first-year students an understanding of the functions of a business environment, working alongside local and national organisations including John Lewis, The Prince’s Trust and CO-OP.

Students who took the module in 2019/20 honed their skills on a live project with Enterprise-Rent-A-Car, where they developed a marketing strategy based on a client brief and had the opportunity to discuss joining the company’s summer internship programme.

Senior lecturer Alistair Macauley, from Leeds Business School said: “This nomination is recognition of the fantastic work that the Business in Action module does in creating an authentic experience that helps to prepare students for life at Leeds Business School and beyond.”

Zoe McClelland, Head of Subject at Leeds Business School said: “At Leeds Business School, we work alongside regional and national organisations to provide students with the theoretical and practical experience to succeed in business.

“To be recognised alongside the UK’s business thought-leaders is testament to the high quality learning experience we provide.”

They will go up against Lancaster University and University of Exeter for the award, with the winner announced at a virtual ceremony on Wednesday 9 December.