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Get a head start

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.

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Accounting, Finance and Economics
Accounting

"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."

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

"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."

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

Margaret Saunders, Course Leader

Accounting and Islamic Finance

"A great way to prepare for your degree is to start immersing yourself in industry literature. Explore the following articles to get started.

Shaista Mukadam, Course Leader

Economics

"Keep up-to-date with what is going on in the world and current affairs. Think critically about the different arguments based on the skills and knowledge you have learnt at school or college. Consider things like what the source of information is, what evidence is presented to support a given argument, evaluate its validity and think about the different potential effects this might have on  the economy, society, and the natural environment."

"You might find the following links useful to get started." 

Hanna Szymorksa, Course Leader

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

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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. This will also enlighten you on how the pandemic has affected global trade."

Krish Saha, Course Leader

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." 

"For introductions to Business Management and Human Resource Management, you can also get familiar with the below resources over the summer period."

Beulah Maas, Course Leader

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

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, GSM Teaching Staff

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." 

Russell Cowley, Course Leader

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

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Marketing
Marketing

"Every day, billions of people spend their money on products and services without necessarily considering why they decided to buy those particular offerings.  Each of these products and services have been carefully developed to fulfil the needs of a particular target audience of which each of us may be a part.  The more you start to look out for it, the more you will start to become aware of how professional marketers are working to influence your decisions.

"To get you started, here are some useful links." 

David Cashmore, Course Leader