UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 26 NOVEMBER 2014
Students from the Business School have impressed after raising over £500 for charity, as well as writing, performing and recording three original songs, soon to go on sale on iTunes.
Project leader Vanessa Clarke, Director of Leadership Development Programmes, explained: "The project, Bizzbeats, is part of the Leadership Challenge initiative and is an Apprentice-style day of activities designed to test the students' skills.
"The event is the perfect opportunity for students to enhance their employability by working for a real life client on a live project, as well as delivering on a challenging task with a tight timeframe. Bearing in mind that these students are not professional musicians, writing and recording three songs in just one day is a fantastic achievement."
The hard-working students raised a total of £509.69 for Birmingham Children's Hospital, while student Jaspreet Singh won himself an iPad Mini in recognition of his exceptional leadership during the project. First year student Aamir Khalil also took part in a live interview with BBC Radio WM as part of the event.
Vanessa added: "A huge thank you to everyone who made a donation, all of the money raised has gone to support the fantastic work of Birmingham Children's Hospital."
Vikki Calcutt, Deputy Director of Fundraising for Birmingham Children’s Hospital, said: "It was a real pleasure for us to be part of the project. The creativity, energy and enthusiasm of the students was incredibly infectious and everyone involved had a brilliant day.
"As well as being hugely enjoyable and a great way to use and develop a whole host of skills, the group also succeed in raising funds to support the Let us Play appeal at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, funding brand new play rooms on our wards. Thanks to Musikscool ‘BizzBeats’ our young patients will be able to enjoy quality play times in bright modern spaces."