Guide Dogs competition will give students valuable work experience

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Lancaster University has been chosen to take part in a competition which will help students boost their career prospects, and give them valuable experience in the world of marketing and communications.

The competition, Project Guide Dogs, launched on March 15th. Competitors are expected to come up with up to ten ideas as to how 10,000 18 to 25 year-olds may be persuaded to support Guide Dogs’ political campaigns.

Guide Dogs is a campaigning charity, which looks to fight for the rights of blind and partially sighted people across the UK. It was ranked as the 11th best UK charity brand last year.

Other universities chosen to participate in the competition are Reading, Swansea and Warwick. There will be four winners chosen from these universities, and prizes include a two-week work placement in the Guide Dogs marketing and communications department, a two-day residential workshop with Guide Dogs’ creative staff, £250 vouchers at a shop of their choice, and a reference from the Guide Dogs head of marketing and communications for them to use a future employment. 

Beverley Poole, head of marketing and communications at Guide Dogs says: “We know students at Lancaster will rise to the challenge of Project Guide Dogs and we can’t wait to see what creative ideas they come up with.”

“Having the chance to win practical work experience in such a competitive and creative field is invaluable to students’ future careers.”

Full competition details and how to enter are available at www.projectguidedogs.co.uk, and the deadline for entries is Monday, 31st May.

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