JS Group to close nine campus bookshops to develop Aspire scheme

JS Group to close nine campus bookshops to develop Aspire scheme

JS Group will develop specific online book stores for universities as it closes nine campus shops in a bid to focus on its Aspire schemes and become a student engagement company.

The firm, which can trace its roots back to 1751 when John Smith started his bookselling career at the University of Glasgow, says it is changing its business model.

JS Group launched a new support model for its smartcard bursary scheme Aspire Engage and learning support system Aspire Connect two years ago, centring on dedicated “engagement partners” on campus, working with faculty, student services, the library ...

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