Shop window design competition puts students in the spotlight

  • News
  • April 26, 2016
  • Sarah Dunn
Shop window design competition puts students in the spotlight
A Christmas-themed shop window from Selfridges London.

More than 50 students from AUT will be unleashed upon the shop windows of selected retailers in Auckland’s Newmarket shopping district as part of a competition led by AUT, Spaceworks Design Group and the Newmarket Business Association. The winning student will score a two-week internship at what’s been described as the best department store in the world – Selfridges London.

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Bridging retail academia and real life

  • Opinion
  • March 24, 2016
  • Jonathan Elms
Bridging retail academia and real life
Image: Kerryn Smith

There’s no room for stuffy, irrelevant coursework in retail. Associate professor of retail management at Massey University, Jonathan Elms, explains how research and theory can coexist in retail education.

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New retail qualification shows retail is for life, not just for Christmas

  • News
  • July 16, 2015
  • Catrin Owen
New retail qualification shows retail is for life, not just for Christmas
Z and ServiceIQ's class of 2015

Over 300 Z Energy service station staff are the first “students” to graduate with a brand new level three New Zealand Certificate in Retail through industry training organisation Service IQ. The certificate was developed by Kiwi-owned Z Energy and ServiceIQ to promote the idea that retail is a career path, rather than a temporary gig.

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Videos help educate business owners about cyber threats

  • Technology
  • May 18, 2015
  • Sarah Dunn
Videos help educate business owners about cyber threats

Government initiative Connect Smart has released a series of six YouTube videos exploring cyber security for businesses, what hackers are actually after, and what Kiwi businesspeople can do to protect themselves.

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