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Supporting Lloyd’s Register in its move to Southampton

Published: 9 April 2013Origin: Southampton Management School

A postgraduate student of MSc Business Analytics and Management Science (BAMS) has been awarded a prize for his three month project working with Lloyd’s Register on its relocation from London to the University of Southampton’s campus in July 2014.

Alex Semin interviewed staff at both organisations to understand their perspectives about the move then suggested new systems to help it run smoothly.

Alex and Julian

Business Change Manager for Lloyd’s Register Global Technology Centre, Julian Burr says he was pleased with Alex’s work: “He drew up a ‘road map’ of what should happen between now and next summer and recommended we establish a ‘control panel’ of individuals from the University and LR to discuss issues that arise month by month.”
“It seemed a straightforward project to start with but there was much to consider,” explains Alex. “Establishing good lines of communication at an early stage is very important.”

Alex received a certificate and cheque to mark his endeavours at an awards ceremony at the Chilworth Manor Hotel in Southampton. It was sponsored by the Management School’s APOLLO research group (Advanced Planning of Linked Logistics and Operations).

Postgraduate taught degrees in BAMS, Operational Research, Management Science and Finance all incorporate a three month summer project. Students work with their sponsoring company on an assignment and write up a report for their dissertation.

Lloyds Register’s move to its new £120M Global Technology Centre on campus is the largest such business-focused endeavour in any UK university. It is part of the development of the Southampton Marine and Maritime Institute (SMMI), a unique internationally recognised centre of excellence, bringing together research, innovation and education in one community.

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