Students from the BA Business Management programme at St Mary’s University, Twickenham, visited the Roehampton Club in London on the 29thNovember.
The Roehampton Club is an exclusive private members’ sports club near Richmond Park. The Roehampton Club opened in April 1902, under the management of Charles Darley. Since then, the club has grown in its success, continuing to run as a thriving business.
The Roehampton Club is viewed as one of the most successful private sports and leisure clubs in London. Students from the University received a tour of the facilities, and listened to an in-depth presentation from the management team. The presentation covered topics such as Human Resources, Marketing, and General Management of the business.
The visit took place as part of a first-year module on Organisational Behaviour. This module aims to examine the nature of the organisational behaviour from both an individual and corporate perspective. This module provides students with a good understanding of work psychology, and the important role it plays in managing relationships between colleagues, staff and managers.
Students from St Mary’s learnt about the importance of building and sustaining a reliable team of staff, and how to maintain a great membership through high business standards. Overall, the visit was a great opportunity for BA Business Management students to see the practical application of theories and concepts learnt in the module.
Commenting on the visit, Dr Eleni Aravopoulou said “Visits like this are greatly beneficial to our students. Seeing business management in practise, alongside theory and academic study helps to contextualise their studies, and inspires students to consider the careers they could pursue when they graduate.”