11 Jun 2018

CMI Masterclass

We recently welcomed Mike Clasper to the School of Business as part of our partnership with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Mike is Non-Executive Chairman of Coats Group plc, as well as a Senior Independent Director at Serco PLC and Chairman of Which? Ltd. Mike has outstanding experience across a wide range of organisations, including private, public, third sector, FTSE 350 and SMEs. He was formerly Non-Executive Director at ITV, Chief Executive of BAA plc. Operating Managing Director at Terra Firma Capital Partners Limited and Chairman of HMRC. He has also held a number of senior executive posit...

18 Jun 2018

Guangdong University of Technology links

Colleagues from the School of Business and wider University recently hosted a visit of staff from Guangdong University of Technology (GDUT), including; Mr. TANG Yaoping, Vice Chair of GDUT University Council, Mr. XU Xiaoming, Director, Department of Experimental Teaching, Ms. TANG Xiaoying, Vice Dean, School of Art and Design, Mr. LIU Feng, Dean, School of Civil and Transportation Engineering and Ms. CHEN Xiaoru, Vice Dean, School of International Education.  The purpose of the visit was to discuss developments around existing degree programme agreements that we currently have with GDUT, including an ...

22 Jun 2018

Summer 2018 graduation prize giving

Congratulations to all those from the School of Business who graduated this week. The annual School of Business graduation prize giving ceremony was a great success once again and gave family and friends a further opportunity to celebrate the success of their loved ones.  This year, the event was supported by Ian Collins, Area Director, Bank of Scotland, Gordon Smith, ACCA Engagement Manager and Helen Watts, Relationship Manager, CMI. Congratulatins to all those that picked up a prize. Some of the individual prizes included:   ACCA Prize - Best BAcc Dissertation  Rory McAlpine    A...

20 Jul 2018

2018 Place Branding International Forum in Beijing

Dr Keith Dinnie from the School of Business recently delivered a keynote speech at the 2018 Place Branding International Forum in Beijing. The Forum was co-hosted by Communication University of China and Tsinghua University. A world renowned expert in the field of city/region branding and founding member of the International Place Branding Association (IPBA), Keith spoke about his own "ICON" model of place branding, which he designed as a means to encourage places of all sizes – from small villages to large countries – to adopt approaches that are integrated, contextualized, organic, and new. K...