Carlisle Business Interaction Centre (CBIC) – a great place to meet!

Carlisle Business Interaction Centre

Carlisle Business Interaction Centre

Did you know that the University of Cumbria has a Business Interaction Centre based at Paternoster Row, Carlisle, which plays host to courses such as ‘Applied computing’ and the part time ‘MBA’ programme. In addition it has several businesses that are based at the centre and a fantastic interaction zone where students and graduates can meet and share ideas.

There are monthly events at different times of the day, a recent evening session delivered by the Centre for Regional Economic Development (CRED), who is also based at the CBIC, on ‘Developing an e-presence for local retailers’ received excellent feedback. Sessions like these are free and great to attend. By attending, not only will you be developing your knowledge but you will also have the opportunity to meet with local businesses, share ideas and will be able to raise your profile with potential employers.

Each Friday morning there is a networking session which is of particular interest to those involved in programming, coffee and Danish are usually part of these informal sessions, there is no need to book, you just need to turn up between 9:30 and 11:00.

If you would like a quick look around let me know, and don’t forget the ‘interaction zone’ which is great for student meetings or a quiet place to work on your assignments and of course you can access the high speed broadband. Contact James on 01228 888740 for details of forthcoming events.

Sylvia Grainger

Student Enterprise Co-ordinator