The event saw over 40 undergraduate students tackle set business challenges, considering aspects such as sales, marketing and finance.
David formed part of a five person Dragon’s Den (but friendly), style panel, with eight groups of undergraduate students presenting their businesses plans following less than four hours of preparation.
“I thought the whole exercise was valuable for everyone involved,” commented David. “Although the students where very focused on winning the challenge, it was the learning process that was important – particularly the opportunity to interact with businesses and better understand the commercial world.”
David continues: “I commend the University of Manchester’s career service for organising the event and all the students for taking the time to get involved – I think it speaks volumes for their commitment to personal development beyond their academic studies, and I very much hope I can be involved again in 2017.”
Natalie Walsh a consultant at the University of Manchester’s Careers Service commented: “We were delighted that David was able to be involved on the day and lend his many years of public relations experience to assist our Team Work Challenge students. The feedback from the event was excellent and we be delighted if David could join us again for future events.”
The Team Work Challenge was organised by the University of Manchester’s Career Services.