The Northern Ireland Assembly and Business Trust are well accustomed to welcoming members of the local and national business sector to their meetings, briefings and education seminars. In a new departure, on Monday 12 March, University of Ulster students were invited to the NIABT’s monthly board meeting to record minutes and to get a flavour of the work of the Trust.
Thirty five students from UU’s PGD/MSc in Management and Corporate Governance Course, Corporate Secretaryship Module, had pens and paper at the ready to detail the business and discussions of the meeting.
NIABT Members were keen to help the students see what the practical application of their academic knowledge would mean in the world of work and welcomed them to the meeting.
As well as taking minutes, which they all did verbatim, the students also went on a tour of Parliament Buildings and received presentations on the work of the Northern Ireland Assembly and on the NIABT. NIABT Members were also on hand to answer questions and to talk to the students about their future work aspirations.
We caught up with UU students Martin Karanda, Kerry Lenaghan and Philip McCarron as well as NIABT Vice Chair Glyn Roberts to find out more.
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