SERC Students Mean Business
Our Business Studies students put all their learning to the test by hosting the SERC Student Shop selling the goods and services of fellow enterprising students - Project Based Learning in action.
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22 August 2022
Level 3 Business Studies students at SERC’s Lisburn Campus put their business skills to the test when they hosted the SERC Student Shop last term and sold more than £400 worth of products.
Business Studies Lecturer Marie Morgan said, “The aim of the SERC Shop is to embed business skills such as marketing, finance, communication, managing an event and dealing with customers. The students not only learn the theory as part of their course, but also get the opportunity to put that knowledge into action by hosting the SERC shop where they get to promote the wonderful array of products and services produced students from a range of courses within the College. It is up to the students to work as a team to market and promote the SERC shop, organise a float, handle sales and of course deal with customers on the day.”
The students sold £434 worth of products made by enterprising joinery, engineering and art and design students.
Marie continued, “The benefit of developing skills through project-based learning means the students are well prepared for their work placement module in year 2. A further incentive for maximising sales is that the students get to reinvest any profits into college-related trips for themselves. It really is win-win for everyone involved.”
Pictured above: Level 2 Business studies students Aidan Neill, Chris Stewart, Jason McLarnin, Nathan Adams, Anna Bartosik with Marie Morgan (Course Lecturer) and Holly Jordan, Christina Spratt, Luka Venslovaite and Paula McKay.
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