Business, Law and Social Sciences Round-up #3

A busy month in the Faculty of Business, Law and Social Sciences, from setting up fictitious hotels to masterclasses galore and award ceremonies for final-year Business students. Check it all out below.

Birmingham City Business School visits Germany

Students from Birmingham City University's Business School participated in the Emerald Forest management competition and visited the headquarters of car manufacturer Audi in Ingolstadt, Germany. (Pictured)

They worked alongside an international group of students at Katholische Universität and set up a fictitious hotel, positioning it against its competition and turning a profit. The trip to Audi's headquarters aimed to help the students understand the potential tourist attractions in Ingolstadt so that they could develop a value proposition for the hotel and communicate it effectively to potential guests. The students were accompanied by BCBS lecturers Martin Beaver, Margaret Saunders, and David McGee.

Masterclass: The Trials and Tribulations of an Expert Witness

Across 2023, the Faculty is organising Masterclass sessions for BCU students and the wider community. The BLSS Masterclass Series is intended to introduce staff, students, and the broader community to cutting-edge issues in business, law, and social science - the first Masterclass took place on March 2 2023, where Professor Leam Craig, a Consultant Forensic and Clinical Psychologist, delivered a talk on "The Trials and Tribulations of an Expert Witness". He shared his expertise gained throughout his career working on high-risk, complex cases, ranging from murder to bank robberies, where he acted as an expert witness.

Professor Craig has previously collaborated with numerous organisations, such as the United States Air Force, the South African Police Service, and the Public Security Directorate, The Hashemite Kingdom of Jordan.

Awards galore!

Birmingham City University's Business School hosted an awards ceremony to celebrate the achievements of its final-year students. The event saw students from various courses such as Accounting, Business, Finance, and Marketing recognised for their outstanding academic performance and contributions to the university and the community. The event allowed students to celebrate their hard work and success with their peers and mentors.

The award winners this year were:

Placement Student of the Year, Caitlin Samuel-Camps, BA (Hons) Business Management
Student Academic Leader of the Year, Molly Whitehead, BA (Hons) Global Sport Management
Inspiring Student of the Year, Mary Marshal, BSc (Hons) Accounting and Finance
High Achievement Award, Jessica Iddon, BA (Hons) Business Economics
Best Student Journey, Amelia Nielsen, BA (Hons) Event, Venue and Experience Management
Final Year Engagement and Participation, Oliver Robins, BA (Hons) Business
Lasting Impression, Joseph Hempsall, BA (Hons) Global Sport Management
Most Engaged Student of the Year, Eleanor Moore, BA (Hons) Marketing (Professional Practice)
Enterprising Student of the Year, Prem Daudia, BSc (Hons) Finance and Investment
Overall Contribution Student of the Year, Ambra Botwe, BA (Hons) Business Management

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