What to expect on your student placement…

Posted by Jessica Pryce on February 1st, 2016

Introducing Nicole Graveson! Nicole joined us in August 2015 on our 12 month Student Placement scheme from the University of West England where she’s studying a 4 year sandwich course on Business and Management!

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We managed to grab Nicole for a quick 5 minute chat on how she’s getting on…

So Nicole, what does your day to day role involve at Glasgows?

Lots! It’s really varied. I tend to deal with our GEM (Glasgows Event Management) system which involves event registrations and queries, event emails including applications, submissions, questions, typing up client evaluations, providing clients with event analysis, venue searching and payment chasing.


What has been your favourite part so far?

That would have to be working on an event from start to finish! We started the CQC week long roadshows back when I first joined and it was great to see it through right up until working on the events themselves and seeing all the work we’ve done come to life.

Also, working within the team. I was really nervous when I first started but it’s so easy to fit in. Everyone is always ready to provide help and assistance whenever I need it and I’ve learnt so much whilst working here.


What are you looking forward to during your time left at Glasgows?

 I am really looking forward to launching the new brand and website and seeing client’s reactions to it. I’m also looking forward to seeing and working on the new GEM system as I’ve heard so much about it and seen all the hard work gone into it. I’m excited to work on some more events such as the next part of the CQC events which I have worked on previously. Being able to see the whole consultation throughout all the stages as I’ve worked on CQC since we won the tender back in October and we have some more events coming up in June and July which I’m sure will be interesting!

I’m looking forward to meeting the new student placement too and teaching them some of the things I’ve learnt during my time at Glasgows before I return to university.  

And finally, any advice for future student placements?

Don’t be afraid to ask questions, be prepared to learn and take in a lot of information. There’s a lot of new systems to learn when you first start which can be quite daunting to start with but they’re great and easy to use once you know how.