Working with the local community
The work-based learning module on the BA (Hons) Accounting and Finance includes a community group project designed to encourage students to work as a team in a practical environment and apply some of the skills learnt during their three years at university. This year fifteen third year students chose local charity FROST to work alongside.
Dr. Rumbi Mukonoweshuro secured funding from Plymouth University's Centre for Excellence in Professional Placement Learning (CEPPL) and the students were given a £1000 budget to contribute to a local community project. After consulting with FROST Chairman, Tony Williamson, the students decided the money would be best utilised to improve the stage facilities in the William Sutton Memorial Hall, where the charity offers local people an opportunity to take part in a range of activities.