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Get a head start

Head start reading

You may choose to use this time to start thinking about your degree and your chosen career path. To help you get started, we have put together some links to resources relevant to your degree, as suggested by our lecturers. Click on your relevant subject area below to find out more.

Accounting, Finance and Economics
Accounting

"In the first article, find out how the accounting profession is changing, the importance of skills and what sort of exciting career you could potentially go into. On our Accounting and Finance degrees we focus on employability from day one. And in the second article, explore what past business scandals tell us about today’s business expectations, and how necessary practices should be incorporated to prevent these situations arising. On your accounting degree you will learn about these issues in more detail." 

Helen Brain, Course Leader

https://www.accaglobal.com/gb/en/student/sa/features/different-roles.html
https://www.accaglobal.com/gb/en/student/sa/features/business-scandals.html

Economics

"Keep up to date with what is going on in the world and current affairs. Consider things like where is this source of information, question its validity and think about the impact this might have on the future of the global economy. You might find the following links useful to get started. " 

Sian Eaton, Course Leader

http://www.discovereconomics.ac.uk/
https://www.tutor2u.net/economics  

Finance

"It is crucial to understand the current political environment to be able to provide solutions to bring the world out of financial and economic misery. Start by reading what the Government is doing to support businesses in the UK. Think about what type of policies the Government is proposing and what will happen to businesses after the crisis." 

Navjot Sandhu, Course Leader

https://www.gov.uk/government/collections/financial-support-for-businesses-during-coronavirus-covid-19

Business and Management
Business

"On your Business degree you will learn about global trade and how governments, businesses and international organisations such as WTO are working to enhance the quality and quantity of trade. Have a read through the World Trade Report 2019 to get an idea of the future of service trade."

Krish Saha, Course Leader

https://www.wto.org/english/res_e/booksp_e/00_wtr19_e.pdf

Business Management

"Given the current strain placed on employers and individuals by the Covid-19 pandemic, it's critical that employers step up their support for the health and well-being of their staff during the crisis. Explore the CIPD’s annual survey exploring health, well-being and absence in UK workplaces – the research offers an interesting perspective from public and private sector perspective." 

Beulah Maas, Course Leader

https://www.cipd.co.uk/knowledge/culture/well-being/health-well-being-work

Event, Venue and Experience Management

"A great way to prepare for your degree is to start immersing yourself in industry literature. Explore the following article to get started, and try to seek out event industry news accounts on social media." 

Libby Carter, EVE Teaching Staff

https://www.eventindustrynews.com/news/covid-19-why-the-live-events-industry-will-come-back-stronger-than-ever

Global Sport Management

"A great way to prepare for your degree is to start immersing yourself in industry literature. Explore the following article to get started, and try to seek out event industry news accounts on social media." 

Libby Carter, EVE Teaching Staff

https://www.sportbusiness.com/news/sunsetvine-furloughs-100-staff-adapts-production-set-up-in-face-of-covid-19/

Esport Management

"A great way to prepare for your degree is to start immersing yourself in industry literature. Explore the following articles to get started, and try to seek out event industry news accounts on social media." 

Libby Carter, EVE Teaching Staff

https://www.esports.net/news/bmw-partners-with-top-esports-teams/
https://esportsinsider.com/2020/04/esl-pro-league-season-11-viewership/
https://www.sportbusiness.com/news/rome-renews-formula-e-hosting-agreement-until-2025-says-race-will-help-city-to-start-again/

Global Hospitality Management

"Hospitality is a dynamic, vibrant and innovative sector delivering vital jobs, growth and investment. Explore the Menu for change, a document which was recently introduced by UK Hospitality to get an insight into your future career. Also, The Institute of Hospitality offers useful information for those considering joining the industry. Why not have a browse?" 

John Scrimgeour, Course Leader

https://www.instituteofhospitality.org/knowledge/management-standards/
https://www.ukhospitality.org.uk/page/UKHmenuforchange

Marketing
Marketing

"Marketing is happening all around us every day - even in the current environment we are currently facing - so the more you watch and observe what is happening, the more you will start to appreciate some of the current issues professional marketers are facing. Find links to some great resources to start your marketing journey. The more you do the more you hopefully will be inspired and inquisitive to learn more about this wonderful discipline." 

Nicola Gittins, Course Leader

https://www.marketingweek.com/tag/marketing-week-meets-podcast
http://spectacularpodcast.libsyn.com
https://www.campaignlive.co.uk
https://www.thedrum.com
https://intelligence.wundermanthompson.com
https://www.contagious.com/news-and-views
https://contentmarketinginstitute.com
https://www.cim.co.uk/membership/catalyst/
https://cmo.adobe.com/#gs.4xhauw
https://www.thinkwithgoogle.com/marketing-resources/think-with-google-podcast/