First-year students at Hull University Business School have welcomed the opportunity to work on an exclusive, real-life project with Team GB during lockdown.
During what would have been the countdown to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, more than 250 students have been adapting the ways they put their marketing skills and academic study into practice by holding virtual meetings and practising to deliver their presentations online to Team GB.
This week sees the culmination of their experiences of working with one of the UK’s best-loved brands in the annual marketing challenge - in which their creative thinking, innovation and advanced knowledge of marketing theory are put to the test.
British Olympic Association’s Head of Marketing, Ed Jones, who set the challenge earlier this year and heads up the panel of judges, said:
“This is a really exciting opportunity for students to work with
The challenge has seen students focus on creating a marketing strategy to keep fans engaged throughout the lead up to the next Games and right through to Paris 2024.
Student Rebecca Sausby said: “I feel excited to be given the opportunity to present my idea to Team GB because it allows me to apply the concepts we’ve learnt in lectures into a tangible idea which could be used in the real world.
“Throughout the challenge, I’ve developed many skills such as time management, communication and presentation skills which will benefit me in my future career.
“I believe being able to take part in this project during my first year has benefitted my skills, confidence and deepened my knowledge of marketing concepts; I wouldn’t have been able to experience these benefits to this extent without being tasked with a live project
“I feel privileged to have this amazing opportunity of working with Team GB.”