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

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.

Cross-Continental ‘Bridges’ Form Connections Between Business and the Business School Classroom

Seasoned business professionals are sought after for their insight on the past, present, and future. From their strong grasp of business fundamentals to their extensive leadership acumen, senior leaders carry significant impact. The world’s top business schools recognize this—and are continually…

Call for Small Business Charter Management Board membership

We would like to invite nominations from academics in SBC award holding schools who are interested in serving as members of the Management Board for a period of three years, starting from November 2018. There are currently three positions available. Apply now.

No summer recess for business school professional managers

Summer holiday clashes resulted in a depleted attendance at the Professional Managers Committee meeting on 14 July, but that didn’t stop us from having excellent discussions and making good progress on all the key agenda items. Plans for the Professional Managers Annual Conference (PMAC) 2017…

Network to boost ethnic minority businesses takes top prize

The Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) has recognised the ground-breaking impact of a leading Birmingham Business School project, by awarding the co-directors an award as part of the 2017 ESRC Celebrating Impact Prize.

Call for new members for Chartered ABS Professional Managers’ Committee

We are calling for new members to join our Professional Managers' Committee. The Professional Managers' Committee consists of leading managers in a senior role in business schools. The objectives, purpose, current key projects and membership criteria of our Professional Managers' Committee are…

New Small Business Charter website launched

Taking a ‘business first’ approach by offering small businesses quick and easy access to the latest business advice written by experts in business schools, the new website promises to be a valuable platform for both businesses and business schools.

Professional Managers’ Committee meeting – May update

The Professional Managers Committee met on Friday 26th May for their penultimate meeting of the year. We were fortunate to have Professor Simon Collinson who is the Chair of the Chartered ABS also attend this meeting. Typology questionnaire - the completion rates for this survey were discussed -…

A quick guide to degree apprenticeships for providers

A closer look at degree apprenticeships in light of the Apprenticeships Levy and what it could mean for employers.

Cardiff School of Management achieves the prestigious Small Business Charter award

Cardiff School of Management at Cardiff Metropolitan University has been awarded the Small Business Charter in recognition of their extensive work to support small businesses.

Birmingham City Business School and Dublin City University Business School achieve the Small Business Charter award

Birmingham City Business School and Dublin City University Business School have been granted the Small Business Charter award.

Our priorities for the new government

We highlight our members’ key areas of concern which should be priorities for the new government and the universities Minister.

Times Higher Education Business School of the Year Award 2017

Entries are now open. Deadline: Wednesday 28 June

Are you prepared for REF2021?

Participate in this study of Business School engagement with impact via the survey for Associate Deans and Directors of Research.

Call for papers: International student sojourner

Editors of the International Journal of Management Education (IJME) Special Issue, which explores the reasons influencing a student’s decision to engage in university level study abroad,invite studies that provide practical perspectives, with examples of effective practice.

Newcastle University appoints new Business School Director

Professor Sharon Mavin joins as the new director of its Business School.

Jo Johnson meets Chartered ABS Council

The Minister's first meeting with business school deans.