On the 11 November, students from the School of Business, Travel and IT went to Kensington Olympia for the What Career What University live exhibition. Upon arrival, the students were surrounded by other students from all over Greater London who were also there to see a variety of exhibitors offering apprenticeships and undergraduate courses.
Famous household names like Jaguar Land Rover, BT Group, Sky, Coca Cola and NHS Health Careers were exhibiting alongside more niche groups like the Civil Nuclear Constabulary. Among the universities were a number of Welsh universities (Aberystwyth, Bangor, Cardiff, Cardiff Metropolitan, South Wales and Swansea), as well as universities local to Croydon such as Kingston, Goldsmiths, City University, Middlesex, Ravensbourne, Roehampton, West London and the London campus of Stafford University.
During the day, employers such as CBRE Group, a Fortune 500 listed real estate and investment firm gave talks explaining what they are doing to improve the built environment and aid the battle against climate change; ensuring that building materials are reusable and/or recycled contributes a huge amount to reducing the environmental cost of new developments.
Another speaker from the University of Law took time to explain the difference between barristers and solicitors. Did you know there are currently over 195,000 registered solicitors in the UK? That is roughly one for every 360 men, women and children. In comparison, there are barely more than 16,000 barristers.
Regardless of the BTEC course currently undertaken (Business or Information Technology), it was clear that most of the exhibitors had something to offer our students. CBRE make enormous use of Information Technology to design their projects, manage the construction process, ensure that
information is shared appropriately and so on. Many of the universities were offering courses with a business element.
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