Smart tech & business: How it's changing your life?

This is a Business and management studies Subject Spotlight with Alistair MacAuley & Dr Sukky Jassi & Dr Esther Pugh from Leeds Beckett University. An interactive, cinematic course taster experience to allow students to gain insights into what it's like to study Business and management studies.

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Join Dr Sukky Jassi, Dr Esther Pugh and Alistair MacAuley as they explore the world of smart tech, and how it shapes our lives as consumers. In this Subject Spotlight you will be introduced to how smart tech has developed, and consider its different uses within the food and drink, and fashion industries. You will undertake a task that uses critical reasoning skills to evaluate future smart tech developments, before receiving some career advice on where a Business and Management degree could take you!

About Leeds Beckett University

Located in the heart of one of the largest student cities in the UK, Leeds Beckett is committed to helping its students build the best future possible. It provides a space to grow and learn from leading academics – people who think about the big challenges of today. But it’s not all about theory. The university provides state-of-the-art facilities across two campuses, which reflect real work environments so students can put their learning directly into practice. Every lesson provides crucial skills and experience to prepare students for the world of work.

Meet the academics

Alistair MacAuley

Alistair is an experienced academic, educational specialist and Course Director for the Business and Management provision at Leeds Business School. He has over 12 years experience teaching across all levels at the university and has delivered on a number of programmes including Business & Management, Retail Marketing and Management and Degree Apprenticeships at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Alistair has held a number of positions in both grocery retail and licensed retail before entering academia. His specialism is in the retail environment, innovation and technology. Alistair has stayed true to his business roots ensuring that his students are exposed to the world of business, working on a number of projects throughout their university journey, striving to bring the world of business academia to life. Alistair is in the final year of his doctorate, which focuses on student experience, wellbeing, resilience and belonging. His research has had a significant impact when enhancing the student journey and experience at Leeds Business School.

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Remarkable & relatable academics

Learn from some of the UK's finest and most decorated academics as they give you a genuine, insightful, and engaging experience of studying their courses at their universities.

Interactive quizzes and activities

Have a go at fascinating interactive quizzes and activities, then get meaningful and intuitive feedback from the academics to see how you've done.

Content to enhance students university applications

Hear direct from the academics what's expected of you in your university application, and the things you can do to improve your chances of getting on the course you most desire!

Certificate of completion

You'll receive a certificate of completion to evidence your learning - why not add this to your CV and university applications to show your dedication to your future pathway!

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