Blog

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.

If you would like to submit a blog please contact Nicola on nicola.mcfadyen@charteredabs.org

*These are the views of the author(s) and are not necessarily the views of or endorsed by Chartered ABS.

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…

Unleash your inner geek: using maths to prepare graduates for a data driven future

The need for quantitative and analytical skills in the modern business environment is growing as companies attempt to leverage data, analytics and AI to improve everything, from…

Research impact and the role of social justice in REF 2022 results

Following the recent REF, success in research impact is now being highlighted by many universities’ websites, with the subject seemingly set to grow in importance. Professor…

Creating inclusive business schools

Issues around inclusivity are imperative for business schools. Watch our experts discuss what they are doing in their institutions to advance inclusivity through their teaching…

How business educators are contributing to climate action

Tackling climate change has never been more important. Here, seven business school educators explore what they are doing to contribute to sustainability through their teaching, and…

Why a post-Covid, ‘one size fits all’ approach to personal tutoring risks repeating familiar mistakes

As the Covid-19 pandemic recedes, there is little doubt that the landscape of UK tertiary education has been significantly altered. To ensure that their graduates have the skills…

The changing face of international student mobility

This post is the first in a series by members of the International Committee of Chartered ABS exploring the current debate around sustainability and international travel. We…

Does business research in the UK need levelling up?

The relationship between business schools and their parent universities has always been characterised by a certain amount of tension over budgets, ideology and intellectual…

Be careful what you wish for? Impacting REF 2021 and beyond

In 2014, around the same time that the results of REF2014 were announced, David Knights and Caroline Clarke published in Organization Studies a paper exploring the ‘bittersweet…

The role of online learning in a post-pandemic business school

The acceleration of digital adoption in teaching and learning, during the pandemic, meant that often long-term strategic plans were abandoned. Now that a ‘new normal’ has…

Dynamic Conversations: Creativity and employability in the era of the ‘squiggly’ career

From our second edition of Dynamic Conversations: Creativity and Employability, Nicola Urquhart of Kent Business School discusses the benefits to students of adopting a creative…

Dynamic Conversations: Creativity and employability for Economists: a relationship in need of shaping?

From our second edition of Dynamic Conversations: Creativity and Employability, Dr Ian Smith of Bristol Business School considers the 'dark' side of creativity, and the various…

Dynamic Conversations: Using unfamiliar learning activities to encourage creativity

From our second edition of Dynamic Conversations: Creativity and Employability, Katherine Leopold CMBE and Dr Dawn Reilly CMBE of University of Greenwich Business School explore…

The challenges of making all welcome: three keys to organising inclusive business school events

What sort of experience do you have when you attend an event such as a committee meeting, seminar, or conference at your business school or externally? Sometimes one’s experience…