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MSc students take part in Zurich Community Challenges to help local disadvantaged people

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MSc students take part in Zurich Community Challenge

Zurich and the School of Management joined forces recently to give MSc students the opportunity to volunteer and make a difference to local disadvantaged people and the organisations that support them.

Zurich, a Corporate Partner of the School, developed ten team projects exclusively for our MSc students. These included fundraising, collecting clothing for the homeless, making a three-course meal from donated surplus food, planning a garden for people with learning difficulties, marketing and awareness-raising. Each team was assigned a Zurich Mentor to provide advice and guidance.

The winning team organised a trip to Longleat Safari Park for 30 disabled and disadvantaged adults, raising more than £600 to fund the event. Zurich awarded the winners £200 to donate to their charity ‘Bath Gateway Out and About’. The team were: Rashesh Seth, Miloni Shah, Anupi Chiniwala, Brinda Singh, Pooja Penna, Jade Brindley, Atif Raja, and Suveer Bhatia.

Two runner-up prizes of £100 were also awarded to a team who organised a show in the style of Glee with participants from Three Ways School, and to a team who organised and hosted a Jubilee Tea Party for older people, working with ‘Contact the Elderly’.

The student projects form part of the work carried out by the Zurich Community Trust, Zurich’s award-winning UK community involvement programme. As a registered charity, it works to support a range of local, national and overseas charities, many selected by Zurich employees. One of their major successes comes from their team-build Challenge programme, encouraging 2,000 staff every year to volunteer their time carrying out practical projects that make a real difference in their local communities. 

The students presented their challenges to Senior Managers and members of the Zurich Graduate recruitment team at a special event on 3rd December.  

Zurich’s Mark Heasman, who helped judge the winning team, said:

“To see ten challenges that have been completed in such a short amount of time, with so much creativity and passion, and to see ten presentations with music, videos, hand-outs and samples, was just fantastic. The students’ enthusiasm, hard work and dedication to succeed really proved to be testament to them - they were an absolute credit to the University of Bath.’

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The School of Management is one of the UK's leading business schools. Currently ranked 1st for Student Experience (Times Higher Education 2015) and 1st for Business Studies (The Times & Sunday Times University Guide 2016), we are a leading centre for management research - placed 8th in the UK in the latest REF2014.

We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976.

The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.

The School of Management has a faculty of over 100 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a professional support team of around 90 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,400 students in total comprising some 150 MBA students, over 500 Master’s students, 250 full- and part-time research students, and over 1500 undergraduates following BSc degrees.