Bucks New Uni opens The Learning Space

Top entrepreneur gives his name to experiential learning space at Buckinghamshire New University

Mike Clare, one of the UK’s most successful entrepreneurs, has opened the Clare Business School Experiential Learning Space at Buckinghamshire New University, where students can meet and use a state-of-the-art white board to develop their entrepreneurial ideas.

The Learning Space is open plan and designed to stimulate ideas through use of the interactive whiteboard and a cluster of laptop and Wi-Fi connectivity. Informal and colourful seating supports the learning environment for stimulating enterprising ideas.

Mike Clare said: “I am very proud and privileged to have the Business School named after me and this Experiential Learning Space is another important step in providing support to entrepreneurial students enabling them to meet, work and develop their ideas.”

The Clare Business School covers a wide range of business-related courses at Bucks New University and provides opportunities for firms to work with students in a variety of ways such as: getting students to work on live company sponsored briefs that are supervised by tutors, offering internships or by mentoring students wanting to start up their own business.

Students work in subject areas including market research; branding, PR; media effectiveness and evaluation; social media strategies, HR reviews and supporting start-ups.

Dr Lorraine Watkins-Mathys, Dean for the Faculty of Design, Media & Management, said: “We are hugely appreciative of Mike Clare’s continued support for the Clare Business School and this Experiential Learning Space will support entrepreneurial students wanting to take forward their creative ideas, including working on projects for sponsoring businesses.”

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