11-12 December, The Foresight Centre, University of Liverpool

UK business schools are a vital part of the higher education landscape and have a unique ability to create economic value and contribute to the health of their university and local community. Professional services teams make a critical contribution to the success and sustainability of their institutions and play a key role in managing financial, social and environmental risks, obligations and opportunities.

PMAC 2017 features a unique mix of high-quality workshops, presentations and poster sessions evidencing innovative ways in which professional managers are delivering value to their institutions.

Join colleagues from across the business school community this December to reflect on common challenges, share best practice and develop new networks.

Programme Highlights

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Strategic plenary sessions including:

UK business schools in an uncertain international landscape

Professor Janet Beer, President, Universities UK and Vice-Chancellor, University of Liverpool

Panel discussion: Developing international partnerships: new opportunities and challenges

Dr Yvonne Carlisle, Head of International Affairs, Nottingham Business School
Peter Clack, Director of International Relations, University of Birmingham
Dr Gordon Fletcher, Academic Unit Head: Operations & Information Management, Salford Business School
Dr Tim Gore OBE, Chief Executive Officer, University of London Institute in Paris
Marc Smelik, Associate Dean, Undergraduate Programmes, IE Business School

Professional managers and the TEF

Professor Jerry Forrester, Professor, Hertfordshire Business School and Vice Chair, Chartered ABS
Dr Heather Moyes, Business Manager for the Pro Vice-Chancellor for Student Experience and Academic Standards, Cardiff University

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In-depth breakout sessions including:

Zero to business hero

Abi Bradbeer, Business Manager, Surrey Business School, University of Surrey

Reciprocal loyalty

Matthew Hisbent, Head of Operations, Oxford Brookes Business School
Emma Coles, Major Projects Manager (Accreditations), Oxford Brookes Business school

Creating a sense of belonging: pre-arrival to induction

Claire Parkin, Student Experience Manager, Sheffield Business School
Louise Barrett, Student Experience Manager, Sheffield Business School

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Innovative poster presentations including:

Gaining a global advantage: enhancing the student experience

Helen Atkinson, International Relations Officer, Newcastle University Business School

Supporting student integration: a new approach

Rachael  Lucas, Student Experience Team Leader (Undergraduate Programmes), University of Liverpool
Misha Jones, Student Experience Administrator, University of Liverpool

The role of alumni relations in enhancing postgraduate taught programmes

Dr Xiang Li, Alumni Manager, Adam Smith Business School

Designed in consultation with members of the Chartered ABS Professional Managers' Steering Committee* and experts from across the business school community, the two-day programme is designed for senior professional managers. It is particularly relevant for:

  • Heads of Administration
  • Registrars
  • Chief Operating Officers
  • Faculty Managers
  • Heads of Operations
  • Specialist managers in marketing, human resources, finance, accreditation and professional development.

*The Chartered ABS Professional Managers' Steering Committee

  • Dr Phillipa Towlson, Lord Ashcroft International Business School (Chair)
  • Matt Davey, University of Exeter Business School
  • Dr Steve Gaskin, Plymouth University Faculty of Business
  • Dr Andrew Glanfield, Cardiff Business School
  • Matthew Hisbent, Faculty of Business, Oxford Brookes University
  • Helen Miller, Newcastle University Business School
  • Tom O'Neill, Ulster Business School
  • Stephanie Readey, University of Liverpool Management School
  • Dil Sidhu, Alliance Manchester Business School
  • Hema Tank, The London Institute of Banking and Finance

Chartered ABS Members

Not sure whether your institution is a member? Full list available here.

Full conference with Gala Dinner  £599
Single day without Gala Dinner  £329
Full conference without Gala Dinner  £539
Two participants for full conference and Gala Dinner  £1,048
Group booking: For groups of 3 or more participants  Please contact us for a bespoke package

Non Members

Full conference with Gala Dinner  £659
Single day without Gala Dinner  £369
Full conference without Gala Dinner  £599

Presenters

Full conference with Gala Dinner  £359
Single day without Gala Dinner  £169
Full conference without Gala Dinner  £299

Want to bring a group to the conference? Contact us for Group Booking Discounts - save  25% per person!

View the Chartered ABS policy on cancellations, transfers and substitutions.

PMAC 2017 will take place at The Foresight Centre at the University of Liverpool

The Foresight Centre
1 Brownlow Street
Liverpool
L69 3GL

Participants are responsible for their own accommodation arrangements, the Chartered ABS have arranged preferential rates at local city hotels.

Hard Days Night Hotel

  • £89.00 – Bed & Breakfast single occupancy
  • £94.00 – Bed & Breakfast Double occupancy

Please call 0151 236 1964 or email on reservations@harddaysnighthotel.com and quote CHAR111212 to secure the preferential rate.

The hotel is around a 20-minute walk from the venue and Liverpool Lime Street Station.

Hope Street Hotel

  • £105.50 - Bed & Breakfast single occupancy
  • £117.50 - Bed & Breakfast double occupancy

Please call 0151 709 3000 or e-mail on reservations@hopestreethotel.co.uk and quote CABS to secure the preferential rates.

This hotel is around a 15 minute walk from the venue and Liverpool Lime Street Station.

 

Hallmark Inn Liverpool City Centre

  • £60.50 - Bed & Breakfast single occupancy
  • £70.50 - Bed & Breakfast double occupancy

Please call 0330 0283 426 or email  megan.earp@hallmarkhotels.co.uk  and quote 03G

This hotel is around a 10 minute walk from the venue and Liverpool Lime Street Station.

 

Holiday Inn Liverpool

  • £70.00 - Bed & Breakfast single occupancy
  • £80.00 - Bed & Breakfast double occupancy

Please call  01517052843 and quote CB1

This hotel is around a 15 minute walk from the venue and a minutes walk from Liverpool Lime Street Station.

If you have any queries about the conference please get in touch.

Oliver Lowe, Head of Conferences & International, Chartered Association of Business Schools
Direct: +44 (0) 207 634 9581  Email: oliver.lowe@charteredabs.org

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