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  • a-new-intern-joins-us2u-consultingWe have recently joined forces with the University of East Anglia (UEA) to recruit a new marketing coordinator as part of the UEA’s internship programme.

    We believe that employing an intern will be mutually beneficial by assisting with the progression of the business and nurturing upcoming talent.

    Shaun Walton, a BA (Hons) graduate has joined the US2U Consulting team on a 12 week internship which will give him the opportunity to experience working for a busy consultancy firm.

    He will support the director with tasks relating to public relations and direct marketing.

  • We have built on our recent developments by hiring a Marketing Coordinator to take on some of the responsibilities within the office.

    US2U Consulting will benefit from the extra manpower and ideas at this time, as well as helping to inspire a young graduate beginning his career.

    Stuart Taylor, a BA (Hons) graduate of the University of East Anglia has joined the US2U Consulting team to gain experience working in a busy consultancy firm and is relishing the opportunity to get involved in all areas of the business.

    Stuart will provide support to the team as they continue to deliver a wide range of services.

  • Rachel Blackburn was pleased to be a keynote speaker at the Aramco Summer Conference 2015 at the University of East Anglia.

    Her keynote speech focused on Making the Most of Networking for a Successful and Fulfilling Career, and was delivered to delegates from Aramco, Saudi Arabia, amongst others.

    She was joined by Michael Rooney, Fundraising Manager for BREAK charity, who explained the importance of the GoGoDragons project in Norwich as part of the fundraising for his charity, which supports vulnerable children, young people and families across East Anglia.

  • Rachel and Kerwin Blackburn of US2U Consulting visited the University of East Anglia's Enterprise Centre on Friday 5 May to attend 'Pitch Perfect: Ready to Pitch?'.

    This Dragons' Den-style event gave the pair the chance to hear UEA startups and entrepreneurs pitch their companies and ideas as part of a panel of potential investors, offering feedback and other business advice as part of the process.

    The diverse range of products and startups featured provided interesting insights into some of the outlooks and challenges facing entrepreneurial students at the UK's 12th-ranked university.

    Companies pitching included hyperSlate, Assemble, Grabbit, Future Max Careers and Cooknst.

  • Rachel Blackburn was a judge at the University of East Anglia's Young Enterprise final at the Enterprise Centre, where she and the other judges had to determine which of their companies would progress to the national final in London.

    The companies pitched their products and fielded questions from the panel of judges, who were particularly impressed by eventual winners Tritiki and their range of blended teas aimed at students.

    "It was great to see such enthusiasm and passion for their products from the young entrepreneurs!" said Rachel.

    The event also coincided with Rachel's day of filming for an Open University MOOC (Meet, Greet and Get Ready to Tweet!), meaning the deliberation amongst the judges could be set to feature in the final cut - we will keep you posted!

  • Rachel Blackburn was the keynote speaker at a joint Barclays Business and Department of International Trade talk held at the University of East Anglia's Enterprise Centre on Wednesday 1 March.

    Delivering a talk on US2U Consulting's Export Journey since the company was established in 2006, Rachel discussed the motivations for and benefits of exporting the company's services, as well as how US2U Consulting overcame some of the key challenges and obstacles.

    Her tips on exporting services were particularly insightful and complementary to the advice regarding the export of physical goods, as covered by the other speakers on the day. These included International Trade Advisor from the Department of International Trade, Leszek Wysocki, who commented that many business will benefit from exploring the idea of exporting overseas.

    To learn more about how US2U Consulting can assist you in working internationally, get in touch!

  • US2U Consulting spent the day at Worldwide Fruit in Spalding with delegates from Saudi Arabia, studying in the UK for undergraduate degrees and attending an overseas leadership conference. This is being delivered in partnership with the University of East Anglia on behalf of Aramco Overseas UK, the UK arm of Saudi Arabian oil company Saudi Aramco.

    Geared towards exploring the implementation of Transformational Leadership within organisations, the visit comprised of a factory tour and presentations from Worldwide Fruit HR Director Trish McCarron along with other colleagues.

    "It was great to get positive feedback from the delegates who have gained an insight into how to manage positive change" said Rachel Blackburn.

  • Congratulations to US2U Consulting client UEA School of History for ranking first for overall satisfaction at the University of East Anglia in this year's National Student Survey.

    What's more, however, is that the School of History also placed joint first nationally in the subject area and received 100% in overall satisfaction!

    The School of History's performance tops off another year of impressive results for UEA - whose overall joint third position out of English mainstream universities cements its title as the only university to achieve top-five ranking every year since the survey began in 2005.

    Reflecting on the National Student Survey results, which measured student satisfaction across a number of areas including teaching, academic support and university resources and management, Head of UEA School of History, Professor Cathie Carmichael (pictured), said, "thank you for the part US2U Consulting played in this moment of triumph!"

    Keep up the good work!

  • US2U Consulting client, the University of East Anglia, has been ranked the number one university in Britain for student satisfaction in The Times' Student Experience Survey 2013.

    The Survey, comprising of 21 measures including teaching quality, accomodation and social life, saw the UEA commended for its small group teaching and campus community.

    Pro-Vice-Chancellor Prof Nigel Norris said, "Our commitment to providing a gold-plated student experience is long-standing and ingrained".

    US2U Consulting sends its congratulations to UEA.

  • US2U Consulting were pleased to attend the opening of The Enterprise Centre at the University of East Anglia on Thursday 8th October.

    The Enterprise Centre comprises a number of carbon-neutral, locally-sourced materials including Thetford timber, Norfolk thatch, hemp and polished concrete, providing a range of economic and environmental benefits to make it one of the most sustainable buildings in Europe.

    It is anticipated that the Centre will help foster an increasingly entrepreneurial culture both among UEA students and across the region over the coming years.

    The event featured an inspirational talk by guest of honour Lord Bilimoria, a tour of the building and the unveiling of the Sir Brandon Gough lecture theatre.

    To celebrate providing ongoing great service to UEA staff and students, and their mutual commitment to a greener environment, Rachel Blackburn arrived in an ABC Taxis Eco Car (pictured).

  • Rachel Blackburn and John Miller from US2U Consulting spent a fascinating evening at the University of East Anglia (UEA) listening to how UK businesses should consider expanding into overseas markets.

    Talks from China-Britain Business Council, UK-India Business Council, Japan External and Internal Trade Organisations and UK Trade and Investment were interesting and highlighted the scope of opportunities beyond the UK. US2U Consulting has supported businesses in a range of international locations.

    Pictured left to right - Helen Lewis, Director Research and Enterprise Services, John Miller and Rachel Blackburn, US2U Consulting, Julie Schofield, Joint Head of Careers and Lis-Rose Moller, Business Engagement Officer.