University of South Wales
University of South Wales
These sessions will give your students the opportunity to gain a real insight into studying business or another related subject at university. at University of South Wales

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Business Taster Sessions (several choices on offer)

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Event Summary:

These sessions will give your students the opportunity to gain a real insight into studying business or another related subject at university.

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Sessions include:

Going Viral
In this session we will consider the importance of advertising to media and the significance of social media in our everyday life. Looking at examples of memes and viral marketing, the session considers the importance of convergence culture and digital media. This session asks you to think about creating a viral marketing campaign, and to understand how and why certain forms of media ‘go viral’ in the contemporary digital media world.

Storyboard Workshop
Students will be given an overview of our BA (Hons) Advertising Design course, and will then develop a storyboard for a television advertisement in a fun and interactive workshop.

Pitching Workshop
In this two-part workshop, USW staff will set the students an advertising brief based on a well-known brand (examples include Cadbury's, Pringles, Fanta and Ben & Jerry's). In a follow-up workshop 1-2 weeks later, the students will pitch their ideas and receive valuable feedback. This work can also be used as part of their portfolios for entry onto a higher education course.

Ready, set, steal!
What do Labi Siffre and Eminem have in common? How about the Boom Clap Bachelors and Kendrick Lamar? Students will explore the world of illegal and legal music sampling. They will leave the session questioning the music industry more than ever. The session will empower students to make a change within the music industry. They’ll never listen to music in the same way again.

Real Industry Experience: Responding to a Brief
In this two-part session, students will be set a real-life creative brief from one of USW's many industry partners. USW staff will deliver a workshop to help students develop the skills required to tackle the brief and will arrange a follow-up session where students will receive valuable feedback on their work. This session will offer a real insight into the work and industry practices for students interested in pursuing a career in the creative industries.

Logistics and the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The aim of this session is to introduce the profession of logistics and  highlight the role of logistics in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. The session will discuss the immediate impact that the pandemic had on the logistics sector in terms of increased demand in some areas and a significant demand in others. The session will look at case examples of retailers such as Amazon and Tesco’s to understand their logistics response and how this kept the country moving during the crisis.

Procurement and the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The aim of this session is to introduce the profession of procurement and highlight the role of logistics in managing the COVID-19 pandemic. The session will explore how the NHS procurement team has to quickly mobilise and provide very different care to unprecedented numbers of patients in an incredibly short space of time.

Supply chain and the COVID-19 Pandemic.
The aim of this session is to introduce students to the concept of supply chain management and highlight what a supply chain manager does. The session will explore the retail and the healthcare sectors global response to the pandemic to highlight the complexity of supply chain management and the impact that it has on our daily lives.

The Planet of the Apps
The future of work veiled behind a shroud of uncertainty, a flurry of dynamic change and a cloud of digital leaps, is a ubiquitous topic of debate and discussion and not without reason. It is always important to ask, “Where are we headed?” Where will the technological advancements take the world of work and what impacts will this have on the individual and society. The session will invite you to consider some utopian and dystopian perspectives and introduce you to concepts such as ‘Ghost work’, a deliberately concealed labour force who toil behind the scenes in poor conditions on meagre pay in order to make the internet seem smart.

The False Idol Triangle
Why do the wrong people receive all of the admiration? And what are the psychological and organisational impacts of ignoring productive employees whilst praising the meagre efforts of the favoured few. This session will use the example of the world’s most famous postman (‘Postman Pat’) in order to introduce you to the implications of ‘worshiping false idols’ in the workplace.

Suitable For:

Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 4 (Students aged 14-16)
Bookings by Teachers for Key Stage 5 (Students aged 16-18)


Short Session

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This event is delivered online

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Institution Profile:

The University of South Wales (USW) is the largest university in Wales. With campuses in Pontypridd, Cardiff and Newport, students can enjoy city life, stunning beaches and breath-taking countryside.

Cardiff Campus

Our Cardiff Campus is based in the heart of the city. It is home to creative industries students and offers endless opportunities. Cardiff is a major centre for media and TV production in the UK. The campus is overflowing with specialist facilities, study spaces, a library and Students’ Union.

Newport Campus

Newport Campus is one of the university’s most iconic buildings. With Friars Walk shopping centre right opposite and Halls of Residence a few minutes’ walk away, it couldn’t be in a better location. Many of our subjects are based here, including counselling, cyber security, teaching and social work.

Pontypridd Campus

USW Pontypridd is our largest campus and made up of Treforest and Glyntaff. Surrounded by green open spaces, students love the community atmosphere. Students will find everything they need on campus, their classes, accommodation, library, sport centre, Students’ Union and cafes. The campus is home to many subjects, from business and law, to engineering, health and sport.

Student Support

We offer an outstanding network of support and advice for our students. Our Advice Zones, based on all campuses, are easily accessible and a first point of contact for any issues. Students will be connected to a wealth of services, including wellbeing, disability, money advice, health clinics, chaplaincy and USW Careers.

USW Careers prepares students for success. Employability is part of our curriculum, and teaching is informed by real-world practical experience. We help with all stages of the job hunt, from CVs and interview skills to job applications. Students can even search live job vacancies, work placements, and attend career workshops and networking events.

The university works with employers across all industry sectors. We link students with opportunities and help their CV stand out. Our students take part in our Grad Edge Award, and we can even support them to develop business ideas through Student Enterprise.

Our courses ensure students get the practical experience to prepare them for the workplace. Students gain essential skills by using industry-standard equipment, from our Moot Courtroom and Clinical Simulation Centre, to Film & TV School Wales, Crime Scene Facilities and our Sport Park.

The recent extension to USW Cardiff includes dance and drama spaces, design and photographic studios, fashion facilities and creative spaces on all floors for collaborative working.

With a library on each campus, students can access a range of services and resources. There are different types of study spaces, from social to silent, as well as access to books, journals, PCs and Wi-Fi.

For sport enthusiasts, there are over 65 teams that compete in the BUCS league, ranging from tennis and mountain biking, to golf, surfing and rugby. USW Sport has some of the most impressive facilities in the UK. USW Sport Park is one of the best university sport coaching and training venues in the country.

Virtual Open Days

Students can register for an online open day at the University of South Wales. There are no deadlines, and no set times. Prospective students can access welcome talks, campus tours, and helpful finance and accommodation talks at their leisure.

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