General News

The commitment to supporting our needs has exceeded the expectations of the company

Details of completed projects and feedback quotes from the participating companies and students
Placement: Marketing and Sales Promotion
Company: OFFiGO
Student: Dmitrii Ishutin, MSc Management and Marketing Analytics, Lancaster University

OFFiGO is a localised online marketplace, where all businesses can create a free profile with the opportunity to share a daily ‘promotional’ message. This way customers can view up to date information about what is available every day in their local area.

Read More

It was a truly incredible experience.

Placement: Marketing and Social Media Strategy Assistant
Company: Myxacom
Student: Shreya Balaji, MSC Marketing, Lancaster University

Myxacom is an online video tutorial site that specialises in Project Controls and Project Management software.

Read More

In a short space of time Izem’s work has made measurable improvements

Details of completed projects and feedback quotes from the participating companies and students

Placement: Digital Marketing Communications Coordinator
Company: PETAL – (Pacific European Timer Agency Limited)
Student: Izem Saglik, MSc E Business and Innovation Masters Student at Lancaster University

Pacific European Timber Agency Limited is a timber trader / agent sourcing, importing and selling hardwood timber products, traditionally from the Far East into the UK Market. Over the years the business has evolved due to the reduction in demand from the Far East and we now stock more species from North America, Europe & Africa.

Read More

The support we received from our very able student gave us the opportunity to learn and practice invaluable skills.

Details of completed projects and feedback quotes from the participating companies and students

Placement: Video Marketing Assistant
Company: Jillybeads Ltd
Student: Adam Stewart, Third Year Business Economics Student, Lancaster University

Jillybeads is one of the UK’s largest suppliers of high quality beads, wholesale beads and beading supplies at great low prices, helping to create imaginative bead jewellery. They approached Lancaster University with a need for video marketing assistance.

Read More

Pleased with both the performance of the student & with the support received from the UNITEPlus project.

Details of completed projects and feedback quotes from the participating companies and students

Placement : Software Program Developer
Company : Faros Engineering Ltd
Student : Anson Cheung, Final Year MSci (Hons) Software Engineering Student, Lancaster University

Faros Engineering is a metering and energy management business with a number of FTSE100 customers including Sainsbury’s, Morrison’s and Jaguar. Their services cover technical aspects, such as meter operations and secondary metering through to energy bureau and reporting. The company contacted Lancaster University in search of support in updating the front end of in-house bespoke energy management software.

Read More

Working as part of UnitePlus has been rewarding.

Details of completed projects and feedback quotes from the participating companies and students

Placement: Marketing and Business Development Coordinator
Company: Katie Craven Illustration
Student: Sophie Daniels, 3rd year BA (Hons) Advertising and Marketing Management student, Lancaster University

Katie Craven is a luxury lifestyle company which sells beautiful, luxury home wares and gifts designed by award winning designer Katie Craven, all hand-made in England. The company contacted UnitePlus with a need for marketing, consultancy and business development skills.

Read More

Student skillset has been invaluable.

Details of completed projects and feedback quotes from the participating companies and students

Placement : Social Media Marketing Coordinator
Company : Creatives Going Pro
Student : James Young, 2nd year BA (Hons) English Language student, Lancaster University

Creatives Going Pro is involved in the marketing and selling of digital information products to artists and musicians. These consist of courses and instruction videos which are sold through an online portal. The company had a need for marketing knowledge and support in their social media activities to communicate the businesses and services.

Read More

I am now more flexible and well adapted to suit any type of work.

Details of completed projects and feedback quotes from the participating companies and students

Placement : Online Marketing Strategy support
Company : Ikigai Factory Ltd
Student : Camille Hilditch 3rd year Marketing student from Lancaster University

Ikigai Factory Ltd is a young start-up that developed REVR virtual reality software. REVR is a creation, publishing and management tool for virtual reality content aimed at the real estate and tourism industry. The company contacted Lancaster University in search of support in market development and product promotion.

Read More

I would certainly urge other students to consider the UnitePlus programme.

Details of completed projects and feedback quotes from the participating companies and students

Placement : Social Media & Digital Communications Advisor
Company : Enterprise4All (North West) Ltd
Student : Shwuaib Malik BA Economics and Geography, Lancaster University

Enterprise4All Ltd – A Lancashire Business Support Organisation based in Blackburn, offers a range of consultancy and targeted services that assist new and established businesses to develop and grow.
They applied for a placement for a student or recent graduate to support their Relationship and Development Manager in the development of a new digital and social media communications division.

Read More