How businesses can use students as a valuable resourceÂ
Work placements, research and real-world settings are helping us to offer outstanding teaching at the university, while also benefiting the local business community.Â
Students get involved in real projects, such as the Business ConsultancyÂ Project, run by the University's Portsmouth Business School.
This innovative approach supports student learning and brings '˜outside of the box' thinking toÂ local businesses.Â
One project, which won great acclaim and Â£500 funding earlier this year, is helping toÂ raise the career aspirations of young people in Portsmouth.Â
The students were asked byÂ Shaping Portsmouth to developÂ anÂ online platformÂ to allowÂ young peopleÂ toÂ access information about careers.
It was developed asÂ Shaping Portsmouth wanted to better understand young people aged nine to 16.
During the project, theÂ portal was broughtÂ into a prototype phase,Â calledÂ iwantotbe.com.
The studentsÂ managed the project, working closely with Shaping Portsmouth to ensure that it was delivered in a timely and effective manner.
TheyÂ advanced the development of the iwantobe.com portal by aÂ year and gave Shaping PortsmouthÂ invaluable insight into where theirÂ target market actually was as theirÂ research found that pupils aged between nine to 13 were too young to realise what they wanted from a job.
This particular project has developed an incredibly useful tool and will go on to shape lives andÂ careersÂ for years.
Projects like this provide businesses with a valuable resource, while greatly improving students' workplace readiness, leading to positive graduate outcomes.
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