Alumni & friends

E-news for the School of Management

September 2015

In what has been another outstanding year for the School of Management, I’m delighted to be able to share a few of the highlights with you.

The results of the Research Excellence Framework confirmed our position as one of the leading research-intensive business schools, with 84% of our research assessed as ‘world-leading’ or ‘internationally excellent’. Overall the School of Management was placed number 8 in the UK.

We joined the top 1 per cent of business schools worldwide when we received the highest accreditation status from EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's (EFMD) quality inspectorate. Of the world’s 13,000 business schools only 83 hold five year EQUIS accreditation.

The School was ranked 1st place for Business and Management and 2nd place for Accounting and Finance in The Complete University Guide 2016. We were also ranked 2nd for Graduate Prospects in Business and Management, proving that our graduates are some of the most sought after in the country.

A personal highlight came at this year’s summer award ceremony where I had the honour of awarding inventor and entrepreneur, Rob Law MBE, an honorary degree. As founder of Trunki his determination and success are inspiring. This is made all the more remarkable by the fact that he has cystic fibrosis.

We never forget that our success is in part due to you, our alumni and friends, and I would like to take this opportunity to thank those of you who have supported us over the years.

You can find out more about the work of the School of Management, along with news from across the University, in the following stories.

With best wishes,

Professor Veronica Hope Hailey
Dean and Head of the School of Management

Our largest ever scholarship scheme

A new partnership between the School of Management and EY has created the largest scholarship scheme at the University of Bath, worth more than £1 million over the next four years.

Alumna takes the lead at UN Global Compact

Lise Kingo (MSc Responsibility & Business Practice 2000) has been appointed as Executive Director of the United Nations Global Compact. She succeeded George Kell earlier this month.

Launch of CHI2

The School of Management launched the Bath Centre for Healthcare Innovation and Improvement (CHI2) earlier this year. Led by Dr Christos Vasilakis, it aims to improve the design, delivery and organisation of health and social care services through high quality interdisciplinary research.

Student entrepreneurs sample life in Silicon Valley

Three Business Administration students met with some of the biggest names in Silicon Valley after winning a competition to design and present an original app in the University’s Apps Crunch competition.

Don't forget all School of Management alumni have free access to online business articles via Emerald e-journals. Please request access.

University news and alumni updates  

What’s your view?

After the incredible response to our last survey we’re planning to run another in the next few weeks. It’s your chance to tell us what we’re doing right and where we can improve things, so keep a look out.

By Royal appointment

Peter Troughton, Pro-Chancellor, has been awarded a CBE for services to business, education and culture and Professor Chris Budd, Professor in Applied Mathematics, an OBE for services to science and maths in this year's Queen’s Birthday Honours.

Pole position

The University of Bath’s Formula Student team, Team Bath Racing, has been confirmed as the UK’s top team, ranked number 15 in the world.

Four-legged snake discovered 

Dr Nick Longrich from our Department of Biology & Biochemistry is part of a team which has discovered a fossil which could help scientists understand how snakes lost their legs

Upcoming events

Bath Alumni Beijing Chapter Dinner – 20 September

The Beijing Chapter would be delighted to see new faces as well as old friends at Yinweisuoyi CafĂ©, 103-105, Building B, Shoudongguoji Plaza, Doncheng District. There are limited spaces, so if you would like to attend, please register by emailing no later than Monday 14 September.

Santiago Alumni Social - 24 September

Alumni in Chile are warmly invited to join us at an upcoming gathering in Santiago. The event will take place at Barra Norte, Encomenderos 179.

Brussels Alumni Social – 12 October

Join alumni and students on placement at The Loft, Rue de Namur 51, 1000 Bruxelles. The event is free and the first drink is on us.

Paris Alumni Social – 14 October

Alumni in France are invited to join an upcoming gathering at The Raymond Bar, 13 rue Dussoubs, 75002 Paris. Current students undertaking a placement in the city have also been invited to attend, making the event an ideal occasion for alumni to share their experiences and find out what has changed.

Get Connected - 14 October

Our Get Connected series returns to the City of London, where current students and recent graduates can meet and network with Bath alumni who are forging successful careers in the financial and management sectors.

Geneva - 14 October

Our Get Connected series returns to the City of London, where current students and recent graduates can meet and network with Bath alumni who are forging successful careers in the financial and management sectors

9th Austrian University Challenge Pub Quiz - 30 October

Alumni from universities across the UK are hosting the 9th Austrian University Challenge Pub Quiz at the Golden Harp in the 3rd district of Vienna.

Environmental Economics Lecture and Alumni Reception, Royal Geographical Society - 4 November

Alumni are invited to a special reception and lecture by Professor Michael Finus, Chair of Environmental Economics and Head of the Department of Economics at the Royal Geographical Society.