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Business students graduate from Uprising

UNIVERSITY NEWS LAST UPDATED : 09 AUGUST 2012

This year, two of our current undergraduate students, Jacqueline and Uzair, were two of just 50 students successfully selected to take part in the Birmingham Uprising Leadership Programme, from right across the Midlands.

The programme, which recruits students nationwide, and runs in the cities of Bedford, Birmingham, London, and Manchester is a part time leadership programme, which gives talented 19 to 25-year-olds the skills, experience and confidence to create positive change in their communities.

Birmingham City Business School were proud that both Jacqueline Chiratidzo Maya (a BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management student) and Uzair Delair (a BA (Hons) Business and Finance student) were part of this unique programme, over the past few months.

One of the projects they were involved in was a social action project to raise the aspirations of young people in Birmingham. Uprising students were invited to local schools to speak to students and parents about the opportunities on offer to them, and the advantages of education.

Uzair said “Getting selected to take part on this programme was great. This project is something that is really important to me, and I am really pleased to have the opportunity to learn from others and hopefully make a difference in the local community.”

Due to the part time nature of the Uprising Programme, our students were able to fit their project work around their university studies, and have gained valuable skills, contacts and experience from the work they have done. Places on the programme were limited and the selection process was tough, but with hard work and determination, both Uzair and Jacqueline now have a unique experience to add to their CV.

If you would like to find out more, or get involved, visit the Uprising website for details.

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