Nutrition and sport and exercise

Retail Trends Exhibition

As part of their final year assessment retail students held a ‘Retail Trends’ exhibition which was attended by members of the public and the university. Each stand focussed on a different key trend which included the growth of the counterfeit goods market, the use of technology in retail, fast fashion, cause related marketing and the growth of home baking…

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Student successes

We are helping final year student Harira to access £10,000 from UnLtd; the leading provider of support to social entrepreneurs in the UK. Harira will use the start up funds to realise her ambition of becoming an independent retailer. Our congratulations also go to another final year student Ben who has landed his dream job as Retail…

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Retail Placements

The returning placement students have been working hard on their portfolios to demonstrate their learning, after spending 48-weeks in the retail industry. They have had some fantastic placements at organisations including Majestic Wines, Walt Disney in Florida, Aldi, Harrods, MIH Jeans and Sainsbury. Some have been offered jobs with the organisations and will be heading back to…

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Guest speakers

Guest speakers are just one of the ways we help students put learning into practice and we invite a huge variation of influential figures to the school to talk to our students. Filip Jikinsky, a former graduate and Operations Executive for Lidl in the Czech Republic flew in to give a talk and some handy tips on success in the job market. He…

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Fieldtrip to Clothes Show Live

In December retail students took a fieldtrip to Clothes Show Live at the NEC in Birmingham. On route the coach stopped off at Bicester Shopping Village which is home to more than 130 top-name boutiques. Miranda Markham, the Shopping Village’s Community Relations Director, gave a presentation to the retail students and everyone was given a VIP card with an extra 10% off their shopping. The voucher was put to…

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