2 Feb 2017

PhD Bursaries Available for September 2017

Funding is available through The Chartered Accountants’ Livery Company for PhD bursaries for a September 2017 start. The bursaries are available to ICAEW members only (ACA or FCA qualified) and the deadline for applications will be 22 May.  Awards are available for both full and part-time PhD students.  Please see the Notes and Conditions for PhD Bursaries 2017 and the CA Livery Charity Bursary Application 2017...

8 Feb 2017

Commonwealth Scholarships Available

The UK Department for Business, Energy & Industrial Strategy (BEIS) is to provide funding for Commonwealth Scholarships for candidates from developed Commonwealth countries in 2017/18 for PhD and Split-Site PhD study. Candidates for these scholarships are asked to apply direct to the Commonwealth Scholarship Commission using their Electronic Application System (EAS). The EAS is now open and will close on the 21st March 2017 at 23:59 GMT. Any enquiries should be directed to Commonwealth Scholarship Commission.  Full details of the awards including information about eligibility and how to apply are ...

27 Feb 2017

Students in London for an insight into financial careers

Fourth year Accountancy and Finance students have just returned from an inspiring trip to London as part of their degree. The annual trip forms part of the 4th year Security Analysis and Portfolio Management module, and it is designed to give the students an insight into the financial sector in London, potential career opportunities and what life is like livInsert column aftering and working in one of the world’s financial capitals. The two day trip commenced with a tour of the Bank of England, including a presentation on its history and its current role in promoting financial stability within the ec...

14 Mar 2017

Influencing HR professionals

Earlier this year, the School of Business welcomed 70 members of the CIPD in Scotland to the University, for their Knowledge into Practice seminar, titled; “The Role of Ethics and Governance in Managing People through Testing Times.” Prof Graeme Martin from the School of Business was the main presenter at the seminar.  Focussing on one key area of his research on corporate governance and sustainable HR strategies, he argued that HR may need to go back to its professional origins as ‘the soul of the corporation’ to go forward in shaping culture and designing new ways of working ...