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Third annual Suffolk Business Festival

12 Oct 2017 10:00AM

The Suffolk Business School has once again organised a week of exciting events and workshops for students, staff, and professionals during the week 23-27 October.

During this week, students will have the opportunity to network with local and national academics and professionals, developing their skills and employability. Businesses and professionals are invited to the Ipswich campus to take part in networking and professional development activities.

Events will include an Ensors sponsored Business Breakfast, covering how the University of Suffolk supports entrepreneurship in female students, the Women in Management & Leadership Panel, the second Suffolk BME Business Awards, and a keynote evening with Stefan Stearn from the High Pay Centre.

The Head of the Suffolk Business School, Professor David Collins, said “The Business Festival in 2016 was a great success and I would like to thank all those who worked so hard to make it so. This year we have raised the bar again. We have been able to attract speakers from the East Anglian Daily Times and local business including ‘Just Recruitment’, among other, great contributors.”

Students have given excellent feedback on the Suffolk Business Festival, finding events useful and stimulating to both their learning and professional development. James Hollings, the Suffolk Business School Student Representative for the Students’ Union, said “It is a great innovation and really adds value to my course.”

Dr Will Thomas, Associate Professor in the Suffolk Business School, adds “The events of the Business Festival offer students the chance to explore a broad range of challenges, ideas and issues that add real value to the formal teaching of our degrees. As they attend and participate in events during the Festival week, students are able to apply the concepts from the classroom to the ‘real world’. Events will also pick up on themes of accountability and advocacy, key concepts of the courses we offer in our degrees.”

Businesses and members of the public are welcome at events throughout the week, all of which are free-of-charge. For more information and to book please click here 


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