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BUSINESS AND MANAGEMENT STUDIES SUBJECT SPOTLIGHT

Smart tech & business: How it's changing your life?
with Alistair MacAuley & Dr Sukky Jassi & Dr Esther Pugh from Leeds Beckett University

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Join Dr Sukky Jassi, Dr Esther Pugh and Alistair MacAuley as they explore the world of smart tech, and how it shapes our lives as consumers. In this Subject Spotlight you will be introduced to how smart tech has developed, and consider its different uses within the food and drink, and fashion industries. You will undertake a task that uses critical reasoning skills to evaluate future smart tech developments, before receiving some career advice on where a Business and Management degree could take you!

Alistair MacAuleyLeeds Beckett UniversityBusiness and management studies

All episodes
1. What is smart tech and how is it used by businesses?
2. Intelligent packaging in the food & drink industry
3. Smart technology and fashion
4. Activity: Critical reasoning

About the university


Leeds Beckett University
Leeds Beckett University
Leeds Beckett University

Located in the heart of one of the largest student cities in the UK, Leeds Beckett is committed to helping its students build the best future possible. It provides a space to grow and learn from leading academics – people who think about the big challenges of today. But it’s not all about theory. The university provides state-of-the-art facilities across two campuses, which reflect real work environments so students can put their learning directly into practice. Every lesson provides crucial skills and experience to prepare students for the world of work.

Meet the academic
Alistair MacAuley

Alistair is an experienced academic, educational specialist and Course Director for the Business and Management provision at Leeds Business School. He has over 12 years experience teaching across all levels at the university and has delivered on a number of programmes including Business & Management, Retail Marketing and Management and Degree Apprenticeships at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels. Alistair has held a number of positions in both grocery retail and licensed retail before entering academia. His specialism is in the retail environment, innovation and technology. Alistair has stayed true to his business roots ensuring that his students are exposed to the world of business, working on a number of projects throughout their university journey, striving to bring the world of business academia to life. Alistair is in the final year of his doctorate, which focuses on student experience, wellbeing, resilience and belonging. His research has had a significant impact when enhancing the student journey and experience at Leeds Business School.

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