News

News and announcements from the Chartered ABS on external affairs, government policy and developments affecting the sector.

Chartered ABS response to the Knowledge Exchange Framework

Our response to the Knowledge Exchange Framework

Collaboration with ITN Productions announced

A news and current affairs-style programme exploring how business schools create a positive impact.

Join a Chartered ABS Committee - call for nominations

The Chartered Association of Business Schools is calling for new members to join our Executive Education Committee and our Diversity Committee.  Executive Education Committee The Executive Education Committee discusses business school management issues, challenges and opportunities relating…

MAC review on the impact of international students: Chartered ABS response

The Home Office recently tasked the MAC (Migration Advisory Committee) with collecting evidence on the wider impact of international students. The Chartered ABS has been one of the many voices calling for international students to be removed from the Government’s self-imposed net-migration target…

KEF Consultation: Have your say

We have been invited to contribute to the HEFCE call for evidence on what should and shouldn't be included in the Knowledge Exchange Framework (KEF) metrics. This is the opportunity for Chartered ABS members to contribute to the KEF at an early stage and before it is introduced. If you would rather…

Chartered ABS launch principles on diversity, equality and inclusion

Our commitment to principles on diversity, equality and inclusion

The Impact of Executive Education report

Our study explores how impact is measured and provides insights into factors driving change in executive education.

Policy and lobbying update for business schools

Since the last newsletter we have had confirmation that REF2021 will see all staff with “significant responsibility” for research will need to be submitted. What constitutes significant responsibility may be decided between the head of school and the academics, but we are told that panels will…

Highlights from our Annual Conference 2017

The Chartered ABS Annual Conference 2017 was the largest to date, and with over 250 delegates it was a fitting way to mark the 25th anniversary of the Association. With Keynote Addresses from distinguished speakers including President of Universities UK, Professor Janet Beer, Rt Hon. Lord David…

Rethinking Business Education: Fit for the Future

Eleven thought-provoking articles on the future of business schools

PRME and Oxford Brookes University writing competition 2017/18

The second annual responsible business and management writing competition  The UKI PRME Regional Chapter and Oxford Brookes University seek through this competition to promote understanding of the United Nations Principles for Responsible Management Education (PRME) and the Sustainable…

Call for nominations to the Chartered ABS International Committee

The Chartered Association of Business Schools is calling for new members to join our International Committee. The International Committee tackles the biggest current and emerging issues facing the internationalisation of business schools, both in the UK and abroad. Together, the committee works to…

Policy update: Industrial Strategy and international students

I attended the Conservative Party Conference and notice the increased talk about the Industrial Strategy White Paper, which it seems will be published soon. There will be a particular focus on how to support companies that are still running after three years of starting up, and employing people. A…

Strategic groups of UK business schools – analysis now published

We are delighted to publish Pathways to Success – our analysis of the variety of structures, strategies and business models adopted by UK business schools. The survey data, alongside public data, provides evidence of successful differentiation in the context of an increasingly competitive…

Nominations for Chartered ABS Council members 2017-20

Nominations are sought from Chartered ABS voting representatives who are interested in serving as members of the Council, and therefore trustees of the Chartered charity, for a period of three years, starting from 6 November 2017. There are currently two positions available for individuals from…

Call for nominations for REF panel membership

The Chartered ABS has been contacted by HEFCE regarding the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021. The REF will be undertaken through a process of peer review by expert panels, involving over 1000 senior UK academics, users of research from organisations beyond higher education and…

Call for nominations to form Chartered ABS Apprenticeships Working Group

The Council of the Chartered ABS has suggested an Apprenticeships Working Group be formed to help inform members of what is happening with apprenticeships, to engage with Government to ensure the best possible outcomes, and to consider potential impact on business schools and the decisions of…

New Deans and Heads of Business Schools Appointed Across the Sector

A number of new appointments have been made in business school leadership positions towards the end of the last academic year, and as we enter the new year. We are aware of the following appointments: Birmingham Business School: Professor Cathy Cassell, Dean Brighton Business School:…

National Student Survey 2017: Business and administrative studies results

Our analysis of the results of the 2017 National Student Survey.