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news | 17 July 2022

Young Professionals build bridges across cultures in week 2

Week 2 for Young Professionals saw yet another exciting week full of theory and practical lessons as well as key insights into specific careers in their relevant industries.

In particular, the project of the week was a huge success! The main theme was titled ‘Bridges Across the World’ in which each career stream had a different context to the project they were undertaking.

Students studying Medicine, International Relations & Law and Forensic Science & Criminology had the project titled Brexit: the unbridgeable gap in which students staged a debate surrounding Brexit.

Medical students researched and presented their arguments focusing on how Brexit has changed access to healthcare for EU citizens in the UK and UK citizens in Europe whilst IR & Law students focussed on the social and legal dynamics of such a significant change and the impacts it has had on the UK and those residing in the EU. Forensic Science students carried out data analysis on the movement of citizens and workers after the Brexit vote which added to the varying views in the final debate. The session proved interesting to all and certainly gave some fascinating views into Brexit and the impacts it has had!

For students studying Business & Enterprise, Digital Marketing and Software Development, they were tasked with launching a product. They were required to work together, bringing their varying expertise to the table, in order to develop a new idea for a social media platform aimed at ‘connecting people’, functioning as a bridge between countries and cultures which was no easy task, given the presence of Facebook and Instagram already! Business students put their theory lessons into practice and developed a business plan whilst the Digital Marketing students focussed on promoting the app and its public image. Software Development tied it all together by designing the app and presenting the plan of action!

Last but not least, Engineering and Architecture students researched and built an iconic bridge of their choice, putting the title of the project into literal terms! Working together, students chose a famous bridge known around the world and researched its peculiarities in regard to their career streams. Students then presented the results of their research alongside a model of the bridge that they built using various materials. Every bridge built was impressive, and it was great to see the fantastic potential that every student has to progress in their chosen career.

We are looking forward to next week’s projects to see what students come up with next!