undergraduate students at DCU Business School have been
finding their way, literally and figuratively, at the
university this week.
BEST is our innovative induction process for first year
students and is designed to accelerate students' transition
to learning at third level. It is currently run for students
on all Business School programmes and for students of the
ALIS and ENGLIC degree courses, taught by the School of
Applied Language and Intercultural Studies.
The BEST programme takes place the week before lectures and
is run over two days. The programme includes imaginative
workshops and exercises. These activities is to allow the
students to learn team-working skills; consider their
learning styles; familiarise themselves with campus and get
to know their class-mates in a relaxed environment.
Students take part in a business game â€“ a computer-based
simulation where they make decisions about running a
â€˜virtualâ€™ chocolate company. The winning team, who made a
significant profit on their investment, comprised Nikita
Patak, Niamh Penrose, Abina Philip, Laura Whelan, Olaoluwa
Ajibola and Thomas O'Toole. They were presented with
winners' plaques and DCU goodies by Aoife McDermott,
lecturer in HRM at DCU Business School and coordinator of
the BEST programme.
The poster competition was won by Aoife Curran, Joseph,
Stanley Keegan, Fabienne Aregger and Chris Jeffrey, for
their creative poster themed "DCU - Join the Tribe". The
winners were praised by Prof. Darach Turley, professor of
marketing at DCUBS, for their clear message and catchy
BEST is a fun way of breaking the ice and making friends as
well as getting motors running for the year ahead.
Congratulations to all students who completed the programme!
We look forward to working with you in the year ahead.
competition winners, Aoife Curran, Joseph, Stanley Keegan,
Fabienne Aregger, Chris Jeffrey pictured with (centre) Prof
Darach Turley of DCU Business School
Winning "DCU - Join the Tribe"
BEST Business Game winners Nikita Patak, Niamh
Penrose, Abina Philip, Laura Whelan, Olaoluwa Ajibola and
Business Game Winners' Trophies