Bolton students praised for Covid-19 support
23 2 2022
“At the University of Bolton, we take great pride in providing a quality, supportive learning environment for our students.”
Professor George E Holmes DL | President & Vice Chancellor
“...tutors are very supportive and you’re not just a student ID number, at this university you are an individual with a name.”
Ellisse Vernon | BSc (Hons) Adult Nursing
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The BSc (Hons) Business Management degree is a dual accredited program in which the students additionally gain an industry-recognised Level 5 diploma from the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).
Previously the students were given an induction to CMI and their resources in their first year, after which the resources lay dormant. This year we took a ‘scaffolded’ approach to ensure every student on the program on levels HE 4, 5 & 6 had a targeted session according to their year by embedding the session into the program’s core module curriculum.
We beamed our CMI relationship manager into the session, and while he demonstrated to the students, University tutors Irfan Chhadat and Denis Hyams-Ssekasi facilitated the queries.
The sessions gave students an insight into the job market, tools and resources to gain a competitive advantage in employment. Students reacted excitingly to two specific tools, the automated CV checker and the mentorship service. Both of which are free for our students.
The sessions received positive reviews from the students on all levels; this has led us to plan future sessions once every semester and upload a recording to the relevant Moodle pages. The new validated program has the employability approach scaffolded in at each level, and students can build on previous knowledge. Furthermore, tutors have taken other tools and resources from CMI and embedded them into relevant modules.
CMI have recognised and acknowledged the work completed by the Institute of Management staff to embed CMI resources and tools to ensure students are industry prepared. Our CMI lead, Irfan Chhadat, has been recognised by the professional body as the University CMI Champion of the Year 2022.