Welcome to the Suffolk Business School blog! This post marks the first of many to come. We’re lucky within at UCS to have a diverse group of academic staff with a wide range of interests – from events management and heritage, to accounting and business psychology. We have a proactive and enthusiastic student body, including a hugely successful Events and Enterprise Society, which Suffolk Business School students founded and maintain, to organise events such as Fresher’s Fair and the end of year Summer Ball. In 2014/15, our School scored excellently in the NSS, with 100% student satisfaction for Events and Tourism, and over 90% Graduate Employment across our degree courses.
As we prepare for the new intake in students for the 2015/16 academic year, we are looking forward to continuing to develop our core offering in Business, Accounting, and Events and Tourism over the coming year thanks to our recent portfolio review. We are particularly excited to be organising the inaugural Suffolk Business Festival @ UCS for October (#SBSFest15), a series of events for designed for students and employers, including a Business Breakfast and evening networking events.
This year, we will also be launching Graduate+|Graduate Management Development Programme for our students. This programme will add value to our traditional degree schemes by encouraging students to engage with extracurricular activities more widely, employers across the UK and internationally, and document their experiences for the Higher Education Achievement Report. Graduate+ will help students develop their skills, employability and confidence – helping to make them #SBSBusinessReady.
As we look further into the year ahead, we have a number of other exciting events in the pipeline, including conferences, open lectures, and business networking events. We recently announced the first presentations for our Heritage Seminar Series 2015-2016:
- Wednesday 7 October. Professor David Gill: Inspectors, ancient monuments and heritage guidebooks
- Wednesday 4 November. Dr Suzanne Nolan: Crowdfunding in museums
- Wednesday 2 December. Professor Ian Baxter: “Anxiety” as a concept in heritage organisations
Seminars take place at 4.30 pm in the Boardroom on the 6th floor of the Waterfront Building, UCS Ipswich.
We hope to see you there!