6th August 2001




A Hessle business student is putting his degree theory into practice at a successful market research company in Hull.


As part of his Business Studies degree at the University of Lincolnshire & Humberside, Andrew Parkinson (21) is working at Information by Design, based at the Newland Science Park at the University of Hull.


The company is one of the top 20 market research companies in the UK, boasting an impressive client list and having expanded dramatically over the last couple of years to employ 50 staff.


Andrew was employed by the company last October as project assistant and has now been promoted to research executive which means being responsible for managing research projects, liaising with clients and designing market research questionnaires.


“I’m thoroughly enjoying working here,” he said. “It’s very hectic and can be quite stressful at times but the degree has helped as I’m able to put the theory into practice.”


Andrew will return to the university’s Cottingham Road campus next month to complete his final-year of a BA (Hons) Business Studies degree. He is hoping to be employed by the company when he graduates and wishes to stay in Hull.


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