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Clearing 2017: Business stars are born at the Claude Littner Business School

The seal of approval from one of the stars of the hit TV show The Apprentice means that students who join the Claude Littner Business School (CLBS) this year via Clearing can be confident it is the right call.

The CLBS - which is part of the University of West London - is a leading provider of national and international business and finance education, enabling graduates to find employment in many diverse sectors, often in senior positions.

One notable graduate is none other than Claude Littner, Lord Sugar’s trusted advisor on the BBC series about finding fresh business talent. Not only has he lent his name to the School, he is also an active member of the university’s community.

Education which is highly focused upon teaching students the vital skills in demand by employers is a hallmark of the School and it is an approach which leads to successful and rewarding careers for graduates.

An example of this is the brand new BSc (Hons) Social Media Marketing degree, which creates excellent career opportunities by harnessing the enormous popularity of platforms such as Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and Twitter for the needs of 21st century business. The course also comes with the opportunity to take a one-year industrial placement to gain valuable insights and experience at a company, providing an edge in the competitive graduate jobs market. Graduates will enter the world of work with highly transferable skills, encompassing digital and technical expertise in marketing and communications. 

Strong links with industry means CLBS students can select from a range of opportunities to experience the business world first-hand during their studies. Recent projects have seen undergraduates and postgraduates collaborate with Brentford FC - the English Football League Championship club, Lyceum Capital - a successful private equity firm, the Hounslow Festival of Business and many others.

A work placement opportunity is something which Eleanor Hopkins says she valued highly during her Business Studies degree.

‘I saw this course had an internship and that’s what I didn’t find at many other universities,’ she said. ‘My internship was based at GlaxoSmithKline and there are also connections with Heathrow Airport and many other companies. This is what drew me here. It has increased my confidence massively; I love the teaching, some of the tutors are really inspirational.’

Nurturing and developing talent is a key part of the Claude Littner Business School’s mission. Business Studies student Piang Khant praised the learning environment – features of which include small class sizes and high contact time with tutors - for helping him to win a business competition run in partnership with local trade organisation, the Brentford Chamber of Commerce.

Piang said: ‘Winning the Brentford Dragons competition really boosted my confidence. That’s what the School has given me – they brought me hope and I believe they will keep bringing me hope because of the platforms which they are supporting me on.’

A strong commitment to innovation in education has also seen the CLBS create a business consultancy service, empowering students to apply their learning to real-world business issues by working local companies in west London. 

So why not make a good call this summer and apply to UWL through Clearing on our free hotline: 0800 036 8888. Lines open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm and you can also apply by calling during the Bank Holiday Weekend of 26-28 August.

Apply to UWL through Clearing on our free hotline: 0800 036 8888. Lines open Monday – Friday, 9am – 5pm. Special extended opening hours on Thursday (17) and Friday (18) August 7am – 8pm.