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Year 12 Business students from Liskeard Sixth Form travelled to Plymouth University recently to experience what life might be like for them in the future.

The team of students – Giles Blackwell, Tom Pugh, Josh Randall and Jordan West - took part in a competition hosted by Plymouth University’s Business School.  Their task was to research and create a presentation on any topic of their choosing based around the theme of either technology, environment and sustainability, logistics or entrepreneurship and enterprise.

The team had already decided on the topic of electric cars, something they felt will be common place in the future and as a result managed to cross over two of the available themes. With the help of a business undergraduate student, they then had just over two hours to research and prepare their presentations, before presenting to a panel of judges made up of lecturers and senior staff from Plymouth Business School.

The visit also provided an opportunity for students to develop vital business and life skills required for their own future, including team work, working to deadlines and their presentation skills and confidence.

Business teacher Nathan Aird said “I was really proud of how the team conducted themselves on the day and the quality of their presentations given the short time frame. This was a really useful event that allowed students to experience key business ideas and skills, as well as build on the knowledge they learn in Business lessons at Liskeard Sixth Form.”

All the teams involved were commended on their research and quality of their presentations by the judges, making the point that all the teams would easily be able to hold their own against students currently at the university. On this occasion, given such a competitive field, the team narrowly missed out on a top three finish.

Sixth Form student Tom Pugh said “It was a really enjoyable day and myself and the whole team learnt lots as both business students and as individuals as it allowed us to practise our research and presentation skills which are vital not just in sixth form but also in everyday life.” 

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