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Date: 3rd Mar 2017

Making a wow at Dow

A BA (Hons) Business and Human Resource Management graduate has praised opportunities offered at the University after returning to speak to Bucks Business School students.

Rafaela Bartley (pictured) is working in HR at The DOW Chemical Company and spoke about its employee engagement initiatives - part of a series of talks on Career Viewpoint and Strategic HRM which has also included visits from Mars Global Chocolate, Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Dreams.

At Bucks, Rafaela was part of the mentoring scheme and was offered a job with DOW's UK branch after completing an internship with the firm.
She said: "Studying at Bucks offered me the chance to work in the career and industry I've always wanted to. Alongside helping me achieve my degree, the University provided me with opportunities to network which ultimately led to my existing job."

Mary Simpson, Course Leader for Business Management and Business & Human Resource Management, said: "Rafaela is a fantastic example of what can be achieved through taking advantage of the extra opportunities offered to students at Bucks."

Just the ticket

A Bucks graduate gave third-year BA (Hons) International Business student Nick Hitchcock (pictured) a helping hand to go behind the scenes at ferry ticket agent Freightlink's head office in Preston as part of research for his dissertation on the effects of Brexit on the British haulage industry.

Business and Advertising Management graduate Daniel Hollingworth is Digital Media Manager at Freightlink and helped arrange the visit, where Nick visited departments including sales, marketing, finance, and customer service.

Daniel said: "I was delighted on behalf of Freightlink to give back an opportunity for a current student to gain valuable work experience in a field they are looking to pursue. As an outsider looking in, Nick offered valuable insight into what we are doing."

Nick said: "I am grateful to Freightlink for allowing me this opportunity to gain some valuable experience in the logistics industry. I have chosen a very evolving dissertation topic in the form of Brexit and any industry input is greatly appreciated."

Take a Bow!

Research Development Funding from the Faculty of Design, Media and Management has supported Dr Greer Crawley, Senior Lecturer in Spatial Design, in curating the exhibition Traces of the Future: archaeology of modern science in Africa, at Nunnery Gallery in Bow Road, London, open until 26 March.

It showcases new work from photographer Evgenia Arbugaeva and multi-media artist Mariele Neudecker alongside objects and materials collected during historical-anthropological research at Amani Hill Research Station, Tanzania.

In the 20th Century, Amani, meaning peace, was a malaria research station, and has been preserved for visitors today.

Second-year BA (Hons) Interior and Spatial Design student Aleksandra Slubowska made an exhibition model ahead of the event, Curriculum Filmmaker Harrison Boileau made a film which is being shown at the exhibition, and Course Leader David Barras helped design the exhibition.

Dr Crawley said it is hoped the exhibition will stimulate ideas and interest among other artists to carry out further related work.