Please take just a minute to support your University and vote "Partnership With The Oceania Countries” in the prestigious ‘Coubertin’s Olympic Vision’ Award. This award, voted upon by the public, acknowledges the project that most lives up to the ideals of the founder of the modern Olympics, Pierre de Coubertin.
Our Olympic CV includes:
- Pre-Olympic Training Camp, Crewe. This is a collaboration with Cheshire East Council which opens up sporting facilities, including the new £10 million sport science centre to national teams. The university is included in the official IOC games guide recommended to host training for football, archery, badminton, basketball, volleyball, fencing, table tennis and triathlon. To date, we have hosted South Pacific island nations, including Vanuatu and Kiribati, creating a huge amount of interest both sporting and cultural in the local community. The camp is managed by Professor Neil Fowler and Phil Cook.
- Volunteer Programme: Man Met was selected as the training provider for the Selection Event Volunteers (SEV) programme for the North-West region for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Volunteers will be given six hours of training before being able to interview some of the estimated 100,000 people who have applied to be volunteers. Sixty post and undergraduate students have become SEVs, while MMUBS lecturers Helen Schutzmann and Steve Mansfield have been asked by the London 2012 Organising Committee to train 100 volunteers recruited from across the North West to become interviewers.
- Cultural events: Vice-chancellor John Brooks will join two MMU students to carry the Olympic Torch ahead of London 2012 partly in recognition of the MMU Cheshire Olympic training camp.
- World Class Performance Programmes: The Department of Exercise and Sport Science and the Institute for Performance Research host World Class Performance Programmes which have led to applied research specifically designed to support athletics, canoeing, climbing, football, hockey, rowing, shooting, swimming, and sports for disabled athletes.
- More research: Researchers in the IRM have produced data for the British Olympic Medical Institute on elite handball players and are conducting research in partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association on physiology issues for elite tennis players.
- Student athletes include Holly Bleasale (pole-vault), Ben Swain (diving), Gary Johnson (swimming) and Robyn Nicholls, Rebecca Kershaw, Fiona McCann and Angela Winstanley-Smith (waterpolo).
Please support MMU by voting “Partnership With The Oceania Countries” at http://www.podiumawards2012.com/coubertin-award.
FASHION giant Next has put MMU at the top of its graduate recruitment after our undergraduates swept the board at the Next ‘Trainee Buyer Menswear’ Final
Matthew Stallard, Stephanie Wallace and Nimet Divarci on BSc Fashion Buying, finished first, second and third to share the £750 prize.
And Matt and Stephanie have already landed themselves a job with the company as trainee fashion buyers, with Nimet getting her foot in the door too with a stint of work experience.
Gianpaolo Vignali, programme leader in Fashion Buying and Merchandising, said: “Our students led the way from start to finish, and as a result Next will be coming back to MMU first next year.”
Chris Raw of Next Graduate Recruitment said the MMU students showed an exceptional level of fashion awareness: “Our judges said it was a very tough competition but the MMU students prospered as they really got trend and customer knowledge right for the Next Menswear Customer.
Matt, Stephanie and Nimet, along with over 100 students from four different UK universities took part in Next’s X Factor style Competition in London.
And Gianpaolo believes the sweep of the board is due not only to expert learning and teaching but also to a ‘Manchester factor’: “Our student tend to have a real keen eye for style. Studying in one of the most dynamic cities in Europe, develops their creative and analytical skills."
He added: “We are ecstatic that our students have performed so well and we are excited in developing this great relationship with Next in the future.”
The Careers & Employability Service offers a fantastic programme of career development workshops and employer presentations to help our students maximise their chances of career success. The workshop sessions are crammed with information and practical tips, whilst our employer presentations offer students the chance to network, find out about job opportunities and what organisations look for in potential candidates.
Encourage your students to take part in the range of career development workshops and employer presentations taking place on campus next week:
How to write great CVs
11:00, Tuesday 8th May 2012, Room 1.23, New Business School & Employability Hub
Successful interviews: get that job!
14:00, Tuesday 8th May 2012, Room 107, Geoffrey Manton Building
PR and Skills Conference for Students
Tuesday 8th May 2012, Aytoun Building, Aytoun Street, M1 3GH
Find that job!
12:00, Thursday 10th May 2012, Room 3.06, Sandra Burslem
Full details can be found at http://www.mmu.ac.uk/careers/events Please encourage your students to attend.
MMU Careers & Employability Service
Events are subject to change. Please check www.mmu.ac.uk/careers/events for the latest information.
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