Nottingham Business School launches virtual student challenge to help organisations become more resilient

Business Resilience and Innovation Graduate Highlight (#NBSBright) will see final year NBS students offer fresh perspectives to real challenges, helping organisations of all sizes to prosper in an uncertain climate and successfully navigate major issues such as the Coronavirus pandemic and Brexit.

Organisations are invited to submit one or more business challenges, which could involve students conducting market research or addressing business issues including project management; staff well-being; recruitment and /or retention; home-working; corporate social responsibility; cutting costs or growing profits; finance and budgeting; or creativity and innovation challenges.

Groups of students, supported by NBS academics, will work on the live challenges throughout the Autumn. Later in the term participating organisations will receive succinct analysis, findings and recommendations in the form of a PowerPoint presentation with voiceover, supporting notes and a costed action plan.

Amanda Thompson, head of Personalisation and Experiential Learning at NBS, part of Nottingham Trent University, said: “NBS has a strong track record of supporting organisations and this initiative come at an opportune time. It will help organisations to adjust to a new normal in the face of the Coronavirus pandemic and support them to innovate and become more resilient longer term. We’re looking forward to seeing how our students apply what they have learned on their degrees and so contribute to organisational success in this new virtual challenge.”

As part of a Civic Agreement recently launched by NTU, the University of Nottingham and city and county partners, all student enterprise activity in the new academic year will contribute to local Covid-19 recovery.

The challenge is free of charge and deadline for applications is 7 September 2020. Find out more and submit a challenge here.