Tag Archives: Business

14 May 2018 - 2:50 pm Challenger banks, orange credit cards and Monzo

When I got my first Monzo card

Aside my Masters, I have three part time jobs (which accumulate to less hours than you would think) but they help with paying the rent (and the cinema and theatre) . One of my employers is Coffee Revolution in the SU. And whenever I’m on the till taking orders, I start noticing more and more orange credit cards. At first, I would ask: is that a Monzo card? And when met with a positive response, I would get really excited to meet a Monzo user. Now, it’s just becoming the order of the day. But what is Monzo do you ask?

Monzo is a challenger bank and a tech startup. It’s a newly established enterprise that aims to compete with the longer established banks in the country (Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds). It distinguishes itself through its focus on technology and online data. Monzo is an app-bank. Transactions happen online, the app has interesting features such as freezing your card if you’ve lost it, or saving money into separate pots. It also has free costs to use abroad.

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5 December 2016 - 2:32 pm YouTube Entrepreneurs- Story of Michelle Phan

If  you are a makeup junky, you must have heard of Michelle Phan-one of the most influential YouTube celebrities. If you think she only posts videos to teach you how to do a trendy makeup,  you are SO WRONG.

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15 March 2016 - 3:40 pm There’s no ‘I’ in team but there is in WIN! UBC 2016

Hello USE Blog readers!


It’s been a while since my last post (apologies for that)!  I have however, been extremely busy supporting our students to do great things!  One of them being the University Business Challenge (UBC) – previously IBM Business Challenge.  Some of you may remember that way back in September last year, we recruited our teams, by putting them through a rigorous selection process, whereby students ran their own pizza company (simulated of course).  Continue reading “There’s no ‘I’ in team but there is in WIN! UBC 2016” »

26 January 2016 - 9:48 am Skill Build is BACK for the Spring Semester

Get excited – Skill Build is back for the Spring semester. If you’re looking to learn more about everything from starting a business and marketing to social enterprise and basic business accounting, then look no further…

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20 January 2016 - 11:53 am Like a Virgin

I don’t know what you were thinking when you were reading the title, but, hopefully, the first image that came to your mind was Richard Branson’s book: “Like a Virgin – Secrets They Won’t Teach You at Business School”.

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10 December 2015 - 11:25 am Trying to get a grad job makes me wish I could become self-employed

Being final year student at university, I am currently in the process of applying for graduate jobs. I can honestly say that this is one of the most laborious tasks to work on not only because it’s been taking large amounts of time that’s supposed to be dedicated to studying, but also because of the artificiality of the whole process.

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4 August 2015 - 12:13 pm Business networking: Know-hows of the past and the present.

Among the various enterprising skills a successful businessman has to build, communication and thus a very good network is one of the most fundamental.

At least that’s what I understand in my very limited knowledge on business. Now, you might wonder: why write about networking and communication skills on the first blog ever?! This story is quite strange even to me! Continue reading “Business networking: Know-hows of the past and the present.” »

15 April 2015 - 6:59 pm How to get votes in Evolve Competition

The deadline for video entries for Evolve Competition is approaching  and some of us are still not sure: participate or not? I say YES! It might look like it is hard to win in a popularity competition. But it is not. I will tell you how – just watch my video blog below. (My favorite tip is at 3min 44secs )

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13 March 2015 - 10:53 am Back again, Skill Build is here for Spring Semester.

Here we are in Spring Semester now. It feels like only a month ago it was Autumn; time flies.

So, this semester’s Skill Build Sessions will cover the different aspects of how to startup a new business. The first session was delivered by me and it detailed about the assessments that the students attending have to complete. The lecture detailed about the materials and relevant information necessary to complete the assignment. Continue reading “Back again, Skill Build is here for Spring Semester.” »

20 January 2015 - 4:30 pm Skill Build’s Back Alright…

Ok, now you know how bad my music taste is. But you will be please to know that Skill Build is back this semester and promises to give you oodles of commercial awareness skills and basic business knowledge that will help to equip you in any career you decide to go into. Continue reading “Skill Build’s Back Alright…” »