Student’s guide to getting to and from campus

A 25X bus on campus

A 25X bus on campus

By Alicia Briedis

Bus

There are a number of routes which service the campus from Brighton town centre and along Lewes Road. The 23, 25, 25x and 50U all stop at various points on campus, and the 28, 29 and 29B all stop at Falmer Station, which is located just a short 2-minute walk from campus. The nearest on campus bus stop to the Business School is Bramber House. Read more ›

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Student internship at TIME, KL: Blog 9

Interns' team building exercise

Interns’ team building exercise

By Tom Hampshire

31 August – 4 September 2018

Team building and understanding contextual cultural values (Friday 31 August – Sunday 2 September: Langkawi Trip):

Nine members of the student intern team made use of Malaysia’s Independence Day celebrations by embarking on a trip to Langkawi island which is just off the north west coast of Malaysia for the weekend. This gave us an opportunity to strengthen our team whilst exploring Malaysian culture out of a corporate and urban setting. After checking into our hostel on Friday, we hired mopeds and headed to the spectacular Temurun waterfall, where we were able to go swimming and cliff diving. Travelling around the island on mopeds required us to work as a team, looking out for one another to ensure that we were all safe. Read more ›

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Student internship at TIME, KL: Blog 8

The interns were taught the key aspects of business to customer sales.

The interns were taught the key aspects of business to customer sales.

By Xiao Hui Chu

Our third week challenge after a long weekend was to learn the key aspects of business to customer sales. Our sales journey kick started with Jon, sales team executive introduced us the basic sales knowledge such as consumer sales structure and ways of approaching different kind of customers. In addition, role play task known as mystery shoppers was assigned to us to feel and to get first hand emotional experience and expectations of both customers and sellers of TIME products. Read more ›

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Student internship at TIME, KL: Blog 7

The interns learning about TIME's quality procedure.

The interns learning about TIME’s quality procedure.

By Dina Possamai

During our third week, we got a chance to visit Penang, an island in the northwest of the country. The main aim of this trip was to understand the importance of quality testing of TIME; global connectivity and rigorous testing methods to ensure quality and pool proof data testing methods. We visited the second cable landing station (CLS) where we went to look at the technical aspects of global data connectivity including data loss identification, recovery and preventive methods used. Read more ›

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Student internship at TIME, KL: Blog 6

The interns working hard to complete their project

The interns working hard to complete their project

By Merin Jacob

Saturday 1 September 2018

It is nearing the end of our second week in KL. It is a long weekend this week because Friday 31st August is Malaysia’s Independence Day. This three-day weekend was highly needed after perhaps the most intense day we’ve had at TIME so far. The goal today was to finish the project we were assigned earlier this week with the Coverage department. This project focused on two cities: Penang and Kota Kemuning. The group working on Penang was almost done hence two people in this group remained to work out the finance case whilst the others joined the Kota Kemuning group to help complete it faster. Read more ›

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Student internship at TIME, KL: Blog 5

The team working hard trying to create the best marketing strategies for high fibre broadband

The team working hard trying to create the best marketing strategies for high fibre broadband

By Sotirios Athanasoulias

Tuesday 28 August 2018

We are already nine days in Malaysia. Nine days full of new experiences and positive vibes. This week we joined the Coverage department and we are learning how to survey residential areas for their fibre optic potential. Right off the bat we got to work on a live project based in Penang island. We had to divide the potential development areas, count the number of houses and classify them according to type. Other important tasks included making a survey and plans for positioning the cabinets in a cost effective way and proposing new infrastructure. I thought that our team worked really well together and with Jimmy’s (Leader of the Coverage department) guidance we ended up with an outstanding solution.

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10 things I wish I knew before joining the Business School

By Alicia Briedis and Andrew Donald

As students in the Business School, for the last two years we’ve learnt a fair amount about how to make the most of your time here. When first joining university, it can be hard to find the information and support you want. Working with the Student Experience team within the Business School for the last month helping to plan the Welcome Week events and timetables, we thought it would be helpful to compile a list of things we wish we had known before arriving.

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Student internship at TIME, KL: Blog 4

The team joined the coverage department and are learnt how to survey residential areas for their fibre optic potential

The team joined the coverage department and are learnt how to survey residential areas for their fibre optic potential

By Umar Akram
Monday 27 August 2018

The second week of our internship with TIME will be spent with the Coverage and Rollout team, “the backbone” of the company. The first day with the coverage team could be summed up as being full on. Or described as being thrown into the lion’s den. Literally. During the preparation calls, the head of Coverage, Jimmy, was described as being the ‘money man’, today I understood why.

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Student internship at TIME, KL: Blog 3

After cleaning out each of the elephant’s personal areas, the team got to feed and touch the elephants. What an experience! Here is Dina feeding Ellie the elephant.

After cleaning out each of the elephant’s personal areas, the team got to feed and touch the elephants. What an experience! Here is Dina feeding Ellie the elephant.

By Will Fennelly
Saturday 25 August 2018

There are many words which can be used to describe today and the rest of my time here in Malaysia, a select few of those words would be: incredible, surreal, spectacular… The list goes on, but most of all: humid. The humidity has been a real challenge for all of us; we’ve found ourselves running from one air-conditioned building to the next, and so on. Luckily this morning, after a 6am start, we had our first experience of a partially bearable outdoor temperature.

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Student internship at TIME, KL: Blog 2

The team learning about how to market effectively to potential customers.

The team learning about how to market effectively to potential customers

By Inbrahim Fares
Thursday 23 August 2018

A great experience on our first week in TIME was visiting their Menara AIMS Data Centre in Kuala Lumpur city. It is owned by TIME and is currently one of the biggest data centres in Malaysia. Despite the high level of security in the building, we managed to get a tour of all the levels and learn about the centre’s safety measurements, cabling, cooling system and operation – all of which are important aspects of engineering.

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