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Business School students compete in Association for Project Management challenge

Published: 13 December 2017
APM challenge students

For the third consecutive year, teams of Southampton Business School MSc Project Management students participated in the final of a top competition in November and two have won places.

The Association for Project Management (APM) contest challenges university students and industry interns to organise, manage and deliver a real-life project from scratch to implementation. They receive mentoring throughout the process from a professional project manager assigned by APM Wessex branch and will submit progress reports along the way.

This year ‘JJPINK’ - Pedro A. González Sicard, Kamryn Minors, Imane Jnini, Nikki Achilleous Joycelyn Siaw-Asamdait and James Nelmes – and ‘SEEKERS’ - Hao Su, Ke Hu, Hamza Filali Anssari, Jing Wang and Jiayan Feng - impressed judges in the knockout stage with their ambitious projects. They will compete in the Project Management Challenge 17-18 Final in Southampton in March 2018. JJPINK is organizing a TEDx event with distinguished speakers and SEEKRS in designing a cultural event to better introduce UK’s culture and heritage to student participants.

Our third team SOTONique - Omer Berkay Dagli, Ismail Can Kurtuk, Guanrou Sun, Jiayi Wu, Xiaoshuang Xu and Seyed Hossein Majidi - also presented a great project idea for a student employment event but unfortunately APM only takes in a limited number of teams at this stage and the competition was very tough with even more teams this year. They intend to continue with their project plan anyway, as it would be beneficial for our students.

Team photos below: top is JJPINK, middle is SotoniQue and bottom is SEEKERS

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