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


Placement: Video Marketing Assistant

Company: Jillybeads Ltd   

Student: Adam Stewart, Third Year Business Economics Student     

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.

Areas of business support –

  • Web development
  • Social media strategy
  • Marketing content
  • Development of video tutorials


"The UnitePlus project allowed us to improve our online presence and build a beading community by introducing video support for our website, blog and YouTube, raising our influencer status to ultimately increase sales. Being a small business with limited budget and very little technical ability in the medium, the support we received from our very able student Adam gave us the opportunity to learn and practice skills which have formed a solid base from which we can build as we become more experienced. Adam’s support was pitched just right for us, giving us knowledge and importantly, the confidence to use it independently after his support had ended."

Jill Turton, Director, Jillybeads Ltd


Adam's feedback – "I wanted to leave Jillybeads in a position to continue creating consistently high-quality video content, without being reliant on a third party for assistance. I’ve left Jill and Lee with the knowledge to make, edit and distribute their videos.  They demonstrated incredible patience and resilience to master the craft and work to improve their business. I hope to continually see new and high-quality video content from Jillybeads and I’m proud to have played a part in making that happen."

Adam Stewart - Third Year Business Economics student, Lancaster University


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Benefits for businesses:
  • Provides your business with additional skills
  • Has a positive impact on your company’s performance and productivity
  • Enables you to explore the student/graduate employee marketplace on a low risk basis
  • There is no cost incurred, the salary is paid by the project
  • Create links with universities
  • Support with all aspects of recruitment
Benefits for students:
  • Work on a meaningful project relevant to your studies
  • Able to make a real impact to the business you are working for, enabling you to demonstrate achievements to potential future employers
  • Support throughout the recruitment process and placement
  • Paid National Living Wage for up to 140 hours


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