Student competition winners to pitch their ideas in Whitehall
(18 March 2016)
On 2 March 2016, Executive Director for Government Communications, Alex Aiken, visited the University to be head judge for the annual ‘Life Inside No. 10’ student competition.
Organised by the Careers Service, five teams of current students took part in the competition, creating a poster board with ideas for how they would apply the GREAT Britain campaign to the city of Manchester.
Each team pitched their idea to a judging panel consisting of Alex Aiken and University colleagues Paul Govey (Directorate for the Student Experience) and Marie Gray (Faculty of Humanities) - as well as current student and a winner from last year's competition, David Ashaolu-Coker.
One team was declared the outright winner, with another team receiving a special mention. Both teams will travel to London on 7 April to pitch their ideas to the GREAT Britain campaign team at 70 Whitehall, as well as receiving a guided tour of Whitehall and Number 10 itself.
Marie Gray, Head of Faculty Communications and Marketing, said: “The competition was a great demonstration of the creativity, tenacity and presenting ability of our students - and all students who took part will have developed a wide range of employability skills that they can take into any future career.”