First-class student Frances hails opportunities enjoyed studying at Bucks

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Date: 7th Sep 2017

A BA (Hons) Music and Live Events Management graduate has praised the personal touch in teaching at Buckinghamshire New University.

Frances Mollett has collected her graduation certificate at a ceremony at the Wycombe Swan theatre after an action-packed three years at Bucks where she has enjoyed a range of opportunities.

She said: “What I like about the teaching at Bucks is that it is personal. 

“During my studies at Bucks I was able to know my lectures well and just pop in to see them whenever I needed help. Help was always offered and they were always more than glad to have a chat or help with an assignment.

“For me, University has been so much more than just lectures. The teaching staff have put me forward for roles at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre and at Buckinghamshire New University running 'Bucks Dragons Den', supporting me through all these opportunities.”

Discussing what she plans to do next, Frances said: “In five years I want to be working as a marketing officer in a venue and hopefully, in ten years, I will have saved enough to look into opening my own business - an interactive music store and social hub for musicians and fans.”

During her time studying at Bucks New University, Frankiie worked as a marketing, PR and social media intern with theatre production company Sell A Door in London; and ran the social media promotion of Little Shop of Horrors when it appeared at Aylesbury Waterside Theatre.

Additionally, she presented her research dissertation at the fourth annual Westminster-Goldsmith Symposium for Student Research in Popular Music at the University of Westminster, speaking about the new trend of multi-channel listening.

Her work has also involved a role on the students' social media team promoting the 2017 Arts & Creative Industries Show at Bucks New University, where she updated, maintained, created and scheduled social media posts, including promoting the hashtag, using different social channels, capturing photographs and providing interesting content and replying to comments.

Frances also rubbed shoulders with hugely successful business people include Mike Clare, founder of bed company Dreams and a long-time supporter of Bucks Business School, when she coordinated marketing and events for Bucks New University's 'Bucks Dragons' Den' initiatives to encourage young entrepreneurs.  

On top of all that, Frances even found time to join a team of people to hike 40 miles in 24 hours in the Lake District in aid of mental health charity MIND, raising more than £700.

Alan McBlane, Course Leader for BA (Hons) Music and Live Events Management, said: “We work with all our students to identify and understand the areas of the industry that they would like to experience.

“The dialogue we’ve had with Frances throughout her time at Bucks helped us to find opportunities that suited her particular skill set and she leaves with a well balanced portfolio of academic achievement and relevant industry experience which should stand her in good stead for her future ambitions, which I’m in no doubt she will achieve."

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