As a patron of the Devon Chamber of Commerce Plymouth University’s Faculty of Business is enhancing links between the University, it's staff and students and the county's business community.
Professor Nikolaos Tzokas, Executive Dean of the Faculty of Business, said:
Our recipe for competing successfully nationally and internationally is firmly based, among other things, on our strategic relationships with businesses at the local and regional level. Joining forces with the Devon Chamber of Commerce creates an excellent space for research ideas with real impact and exciting new opportunities for our students to enhance and apply the professional and entrepreneurial skills they develop in our Faculty and the wider University.
How will I benefit?
As a student within the Faculty of Business you will benefit from access to Devon Junior Chamber (DJC). DJC offers young people a calendar of events and training aimed to develop members to reach their full potential in the workplace.
Careers and Employability
With our Careers and Employability Team gaining support from the Chamber in engaging with the wider business community, you will benefit from:
- opportunities to visit member companies
- Chamber representatives or business people engaged as guest speakers for lectures
- Chamber member businesses attending careers events
A night at the Opera
You may not have heard of Glyndebourne, but it is one of the finest and most celebrated opera houses in the world, and it's based in East Sussex. This giant of the operatic world is a success story delivering world-class performances in their own 1,200 seat auditorium and to opera audiences around the UK.
Plymouth's Theatre Royal is a regular stop on the Glynbourne touring circuit and we were honoured to receive 20 tickets to view L’Elsir D’Amore as part of the Plymouth Junior Chamber Partnership programme (now the Devon Junior Chamber). We were also given the opportunity to meet Theatre staff from Glyndebourne who gave us a pre-performance talk, providing an in-depth insight into theatre business, and even direct contact details of Glyndebourne Theatre staff, should we ever require any additional educational support information regarding theatre business!
Attending the Opera
- how to network effectively,
- why networking is a very important skill that can enhance their career and
- how to use networking to help them find a job.
“...You have done an excellent job organising this session which has provided me with an insight on what I need to do as further steps to enhance my career.”
Team building at the Eden Project
Approximately 250 students from the Faculty of Business have enjoyed time together undertaking team building activities at the Eden Project due to our partnership with the Plymouth Junior Chamber of Commerce