Curriculum innovation focus for new Associate Dean of NBS


Melanie Currie has been appointed as Associate Dean of Nottingham Business School (NBS), Nottingham Trent University, with a focus on developing the School’s international reputation and carving a strong niche for personalised learning with real-world experience embedded at all levels of study.

Melanie was previously Head of Undergraduate Programmes at NBS and has a particular interest in innovative curriculum design and enriching the student experience across NBS – the largest student body at the university.

As a member of the European Foundation for Management Development (EFMD) Undergraduate Steering Committee, Melanie works with other leading academics across the globe in shaping the agenda for the EFMD UG Conferences. Last year’s Conference in Richmond, USA which she Chaired brought together academics from 44 countries to present on student engagement issues. Nationally she is active in guiding the UK's national 'A' Level Framework in business and management. She is a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, Member of CMI and IOD.

Dean of Nottingham Business School, Professor Baback Yazdani, added: “Melanie brings a great track record of innovation and achievements in business and management education and will help us accelerate our experiential learning and personalisation agenda in this pivotal role. She has already developed and delivered numerous transformational projects for NBS and the University. She also continues to play a central role for the Business School on national and international stages, where she is active in a number of interest groups and works with our international partners on new models of learning.”

Melanie said: “This is a fantastic opportunity to work with and support the great talent at Nottingham Business School during what is a very exciting time for the University and the School. I look forward to supporting the staff and school in realising our ambitions to further personalise the student learning experience across our suites of academic programmes.”

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