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WBS Students provide solutions to Coventry City Council

For the second year, Coventry City Council has offered postgraduate students from Warwick Business School the opportunity to carry out projects to investigate and propose solutions to a range of current issues and problems.

The projects take place over the summer months, and require the students to apply their knowledge of their studies at WBS to help solve issues or problems experienced by complex organisations such as Coventry City Council. This year's projects included manpower models for the catering and cleaning division, school meals analysis, models to improve the deployment of parking attendants, and desktop software rationalisation.

Les Oakshott, WBS Project Manager responsible for finding and organising projects for the students, said: "I am always pleased to see how big a contribution students make and how grateful companies are with the projects.

Now we have the new MSc in Information Systems and Management as well as the MSc in Management Science & Operational Research, we are able to offer even more scope for projects."