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STUDIOUS NEWARK LEARNERS GAIN RETAIL SECTOR KNOW-HOW FROM INTU

A GROUP of 12 students from Newark College received an exclusive tour of intu Victoria Centre this month (21 March), to support their business studies.

Nottingham’s intu Victoria Centre hosted the tour providing students with the opportunity to learn more about the centre’s day-to-day management and intu’s work developing both its centres in the city. The students are studying for a BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Business and this visit was part of their ‘changing face of retail’ unit.

Amanda Bradford a business studies lecturer at Newark College, said:

“It’s incredibly worthwhile to bring our students out of the college and Newark’s town centre and into the heart of Nottingham city centre, showcasing the whole shopping centre retail experience.

“Our students are currently focusing on visual merchandising as part of their studies and have thoroughly enjoyed and gained valuable experience from the visit to intu this year. We will be delighted to visit again next year to further enhance the studies of our students!”

During the tour Newark College student, Liam Kempson (18) was impressed by the visual merchandising in-centre and intu’s work redeveloping both its centres, he said:

“The tour was really interesting - it helped me to understand the importance of entrances and signposting in shopping centres and also gave me the chance to look at how retailers advertise through their windows and shop fronts.

“I was really impressed by the sheer scale of how intu has redeveloped intu Victoria Centre and also the exciting plans for intu Broadmarsh.”

At the beginning of the tour Nicola McCabe, marketing manager for intu in Nottingham, led a presentation which had been tailored to support the student’s studies.

Nicola said:

“It was great to see our friends from Newark College for another year. We are really pleased to be able to support its students’ studies and bring to life the world of retail outside of the classroom.

“We’re glad the students enjoyed the visit and were able to learn more about intu and the work we do locally. It was a pleasure to provide them with a behind the scenes tour and we wish them the very best of luck with their continued studies.”


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