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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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The good, the nice and the ugly of the new IFATE Degree Apprenticeships policy

IFATE has recently published some new policy guidance, which sets, or possibly confirms, a brighter future and a clearer brand for Degree Apprenticeships in England. This follows a…

Injecting more fun into learning: the gamification of teaching methods

Many years ago, when I first implemented the use of flipped lectures (pre-recorded lectures available a week in advance of lessons to free up time in the classroom for more active…

Student voice: a powerful informer of business education transformation

The University of Edinburgh Business School was recently invited to contribute to a publication which examines how student feedback – including feedback derived through…

Preparing post-Covid graduates for remote and hybrid work

Beyond the technical content taught in business schools, our learning environment can also directly impact the sorts of capabilities that are developed over time (Akrivou and…

The Augar Review: business as usual for business schools?

When the Augar Review of post-18 education was ordered in February 2018, the world was a strikingly different place. Prime Minister Theresa May was concerned about the politics and…

Graduate outcomes and a spatial approach to decent work

Graduate outcomes are now a staple ingredient to measuring the performance of higher education in many countries globally (see the latest CABS analysis here). It can be entrenched…

The benefits of continuing professional development for business school academics

Reviewing, assessing, and promoting the Continuing Professional Development (CPD) of fellow academics, is a productive and important responsibility of business school management…

‘Reinvention’ with international intent and a new learning model

At the start of this academic year, Teesside University Business School rebranded as Teesside University International Business School. There was no big announcement and no…

Herding cats and taming wolves? Lessons from 15 years of business school research leadership

Managing academics is commonly likened to ‘herding cats’ and self-motivated researchers are often described as ‘lone wolves’. At risk of stretching the analogy too far,…

Going Up: how business schools can support the government’s ‘Levelling Up’ agenda

Business schools already educate one in seven of all UK university students and are engaged with private, public and third sector organisations in research, skills development,…

Adapting co-creation to improve inclusion

In business schools, collaboration and co-creation in teaching, research and enterprise activity are now central to the vision for how business and management knowledge creates…

From passivity to partnership: how the student-university relationship has evolved in the era of the National Student Survey

For most, January is a time for confirmation of resolutions, establishing a new health regime or a time to recover from the excesses of the festive period, but for those working in…

Real life learning and assessment – creating an authentic experience

When I was in sixth form, many, many years ago I participated in the Young Enterprise scheme. We worked with a local business who produced manufactured steel tubes, the upshot of…

The two routes to higher business school rankings

The Financial Times (FT) Master's in Management annual league table is a useful and widely consulted benchmark for leading, accredited business schools when assessing improvements…

Making the most of the moment: Gender equality in business and management schools

Women remain under-represented in all disciplines and levels of academia, especially at the professorial level, in senior leadership roles, including deans, university…

Dynamic Conversations: Virtual reality in Management teaching

From our first edition of Dynamic Conversations: Learning Communities, Dr Madeleine Stevens CMBE of Liverpool Business School explores how virtual reality can be used in Management…

Dynamic Conversations: Inclusive engaging learning communities

From our first edition of Dynamic Conversations: Learning Communities, Clive Holtham and Martin Rich of Bayes Business School discuss how to build inclusive, engaging learning…

Dynamic Conversations: Do parasocial relationships in online learning communities reinforce or reduce power imbalances between staff and students?

From our first edition of Dynamic Conversations: Learning Communities, Neil Sutherland CMBE and Rachel Williams of Bristol Business School, University of the West of England,…