December 14, 2021
A star of the hit BBC TV show 'The Apprentice' visited The Institute of Health & Life Sciences last week to run an innovative competition that challenged and inspired our Sport, Uniformed Protective Services and Policing students as part of the NCS scheme.
Adam Corbally, who reached the final of season eight of Alan Sugar's hit TV show in 2012, set more than 80 students the task of coming up with business ideas that would benefit the local community and creating a successful business plan.
Working in teams, students had to brainstorm, design and research their ideas, along with producing marketing material to promote it, before pitching to a panel of judges. Students were awarded trophies for the best presentations and ideas, with the honour of winning the competition going to our Level 3 (Year 2) Uniformed Protective Services group for their 'Packs for All' idea.
Sport & Public Services lecturer, Matt Donkin said: "It was fantastic to see the array of different ideas our students came up with for the task - seeing them shine as they worked together to produce TikToks and videos to market their products, as well as presenting their ideas to a panel of judges.
"Feedback from the students, along with Adam and everyone on the judging panel judges, after the session was excellent ensuring the day was a positive, exciting and worthwhile experience for everyone involved."