University of exeter brings business masterclass to sixth formers

The College welcomed third year Business & Management University of Exeter student, Vinayak Kaul, to run mentoring and support sessions to Year 12 A Level Business students.

Covering key topics such as business finance, international trade and the impact of exchange rate fluctuations, students got the opportunity to learn essential business practice that will be part of their A Level coursework and examinations. Following completion of the mentoring sessions, students will have the opportunity to visit the University of Exeter Business School, shadowing undergraduates on Economics, Business Management and Finance and Accounting degree courses to gain invaluable insight into university life and experience undergraduate lecture sessions.  

Vinayak (centre) with some of the College's Year 12 Business students
Vinayak (centre) with some of the College's Year 12 Business students

Team Leader of Business Studies, Jon Leet, said: “Vinayak’s visits have been great for the students who have really appreciated the input and insight he is able to provide. We have a fantastic relationship with the University of Exeter Business School; over the years we have been involved with the mentoring programme and, as a consequence, a number of students have been inspired to study business subjects further, who may otherwise have not chosen university as a further education option.”

Vinayak said: “I’m very fortunate and grateful to have had the opportunity to mentor a class of A Level Business students at Newton Abbot College. This outstanding group of students has been engaged and participative in each session; their Business Studies Department were very helpful in coordinating the programme.”

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