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Lancashire Business School celebrates academic partnership with CILT

Lancashire Business School (LBS) has become an official academic partner with the Chartered Institute of Logistics and Transport (CILT).

Chief Executive Officer of CILT, Steve Aggs, and Regional Officer for the North West, Neil Caldwell, visited UCLan and presented Dharma Kovvuri, Dean of LBS and Senior Lecturer, Marion Schulze with a plaque that endorses the mutually beneficial partnership.

The partnership will bring a number of exciting opportunities for our students and staff. Students studying Logistics and Supply Chain Management, Oil & Gas Operations Management and Operations Management courses will receive CILT’s student membership which grants access to a range of professional events and online resources.

LBS students and lecturers will also be able to connect with local employers using CILT’s contacts, take part in various research groups, and gain access to the knowledge centre that offers insightful information about the industry including latest research findings, business information and worldwide business news.

Marion said: “As a University we have social responsibility to benefit our region. My view is that we should establish as many relationships with local organisations as we can, finding out how we help them as a local Higher Education provider, and develop relationships.

“The academic partnership between LBS and CILT has been developed over the past five years and we’re delighted that it has now been made official.”

After a plaque presentation, Steve and Neil delivered a talk entitled ‘Meeting the Challenges of 2014 and Beyond’ which walked students through what CILT does, their current challenges and plans to overcome them, and how CILT can help students whilst in education and in their future careers.

CILT is the independent professional body for individuals associated with logistics, supply chains and all transport throughout their careers. Currently it has a presence in more than 30 countries across the world.