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Our blog features opinion*, analysis and case studies from across the business school sector, plus contributions from the Chartered ABS and external commentators. Each blog has a comments box on it so you can post your comments.

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Developing new digital employability skills through online collaboration

Training and supporting university students, and in particular, business school students to become global ready graduates has long been regarded an integral part of the curriculum.…

Why don’t they come?

When I was at university, for four years including my Master’s, I wasn’t a particularly good student. I tended to leave everything until the last moment and didn’t always…

It takes two: Co-leadership in British higher education

Lennon and McCartney, Victoria and Albert, Ronnie Barker and Ronnie Corbett… sometimes the best things come in twos. Take one person away from the duo and somehow both are…

Dare to evolve: Reassessing assessments in business schools

As business school educators, we have a great opportunity to help students  obtain their most desirable post-study career move, and enhance the careers of those already in…

Using pedagogical research to help develop academic identity

All business schools employ individuals who have made the move from practitioner, to academic. Very often these individuals have attained seniority in their professional lives, and…

Auditing the Auditors: An evaluation of the REF2021 output results for UoS 16

The UK has recently concluded the Research Excellence Framework (REF2021) exercise, involving 157 universities, 76,132 academic staff and 185,594 research outputs. The nationally…

Dynamic Conversations: Peering into the future of business education

Davenport and Patil (2012) writing in the Harvard Business described data science as the “Sexiest Job of the 21st Century”. For many business schools these types of comments…

Dynamic Conversations: Embedding data literacy throughout the undergraduate business curriculum

Dr Liz Cunningham of Newcastle Business School concentrates on the problem of the curriculum gap between Level 4 and Level 6 undergraduate degrees. Business undergraduates struggle…

Dynamic Conversations: Business analytics in management education through professional development modules

In this written piece, Dr Anabela Soares of Bristol Business School considers the necessity of ingraining business analytics across Business & Management programmes, to prepare…

Dynamic Conversations: Data savviness for business school students

Businesses are now inundated with data, both that which they have accumulated themselves, and that which is available from a variety of external sources.The proliferation of these…

Maintaining the balance between student mobility and sustainability

Internationalisation of the student experience – both for students originating from ‘home’ as well as those coming from ‘overseas’ – has been, and will continue to be,…

How enterprise educators can benefit from changes to Advance HE’s Professional Standards Framework

Updating a longstanding framework is never an easy task, however, I have found the UK Professional Standards Framework (PSF) to be both very helpful and easy to follow. Whilst…

Don’t be a sage, get off the stage: the evolving role of the business educator

Contemporary business school education which makes an impact on society needs to be engaging, and it must have a purpose. That purpose cannot centre solely on the interests and…

Using social media and technology to improve the student experience

Covid-19 saw a rapid pivot to online learning & teaching. Here, seven business school educators explore how they've continued to embed social media and technology into their…

Learning & teaching in a post-pandemic landscape

In the wake of the pandemic, many educators have noticed a marked difference in their teaching methods. Watch our experts discuss the changes they've made to their own practices as…

Interdisciplinary degrees: should business schools invest?

Graduate Employability Outcomes (GEO) is quickly becoming one of the key applicant decision factors when selecting their programmes and which university to attend. While…

Reflecting on international student mobility in a post-pandemic world

In the second of a series from our International Committee exploring issues around student mobility, Professor Agnes Nairn and Dr Craig Robinson consider how Covid-19 has affected…

Student disengagement with the physical campus

Anecdotal evidence suggests that Covid-19 has brought a lasting and unforeseen consequence for learning practices – the persistent absence of students from campus. Digital…

In the pursuit of an effective clearing campaign

What makes an effective clearing campaign? To answer this, we analysed 70 online-based clearing campaigns from 2020 and 2021 clearing periods, and interviewed students who had…

Relevance and responsibility: embedding the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals within enterprising business schools

A number of present examples, domestically and around the world, have highlighted the vulnerabilities of society, industry, and subsequently the economy of nations. Slowly coming…