Live Projects & Knowledge Transfer
At PCU we place an emphasis on practical learning. We invite businesses into our classrooms to brief students on real live projects requiring a solution. From the very beginning, students experience their chosen programme in a professional context, working as an individual or as part of a team, to deliver a product or solution to their real life client. Students develop and accelerate their learning as the have to use creative problem solving and deliver results to satisfy a professional brief.
Live projects are commonly used across all schools with, for example, design students working on visual identity projects, IT students on web application
solutions, creative media production students developing promotional videos and business students developing a project management strategy all for real life businesses.
Web development and Design for Rwanda
Computing students from the School of Media & IT collaborated with Graphic Design students, from the School of Art & Design, to design and develop a new website and visual identity proposals for a non-profit organisation in Rwanda.
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ArgoPress Augmented Reality Brochure
Third year Creative Media Production student’s utilised all their video, content writing and creation skills, and along with assistance from marketing agency Cominov, they used Argo Play technology to create an augmented reality brochure for the School of Art and Design.
International Business Challenge
Master’s in International Management students, Nikoleta Razkova and Marcelo-Paulo Donaire, represented PCU in an inter-university international competition. Nikoleta and Marcelo developed an impressive project management strategy that utilised digital communication platforms and tools to help students collaborate remotely and develop a project that would benefit rural India.
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As a university we wish to share our knowledge and research results with our business partners. We host seminars, such as our Anti Bribery seminar held in partnership with Luca Prague which drew delegates and speakers from around Europe.
We have also organised livestream lectures through our Master Speaker Series which feature leaders such as Dr Catherine McCauley-Smith from Teesside University International Business School. Dr McCauley-Smith presented new remote and hybrid work practices developed by The Centre of SME Development and the Institute for Research into Organisations, Work and Employment at the University of Central Lancashire.