School of Management opens new dedicated student centre
The new centre was officially opened by the Pro-Vice-Chancellor (Learning and Teaching), Professor Bernie Morley. The Dean of the School of Management, Professor Richard Elliott invited staff and students attending the opening to take a closer look at the new facilities.
The new space consists of six group-work rooms that can accommodate up to six students each – vital for group work; a Common Room for socialising and working which provides seating for up to 75 students; a new wireless network hub; power and network points for laptops; 20 computers, and vending machines.
Dr Niall Piercy, Director of Studies for the BSc in Business Administration, said:
“This new facility represents a major investment by the School of Management in further improving the student experience. Giving our students this room to work and socialise brings them closer to the School, whilst helping them with their studies and providing space for relaxing between lectures.”
Development of the new student area was part-funded by the School of Management’s Corporate Partners: PwC, Intel, Zurich, 3M, BP and P&G.
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General Notes For Editors:
The University of Bath School of Management has consistently achieved both top research and teaching ratings in the UK's Higher Education Funding Council for England (HEFCE) assessments. In the 2008 Research Assessment Exercise (RAE), the School was rated 5th in the UK for management research.
We are one of a select number of international business schools accredited by EQUIS, the European Foundation for Management Development's quality inspectorate and the Bath MBA has been accredited by the Association of MBAs (AMBA) since 1976. The School is consistently ranked among the top UK business schools by The Times, The Sunday Times, The Financial Times and The Guardian.
The centrality of research to teaching is an essential feature of all our programmes. The School offers a full range of programmes from undergraduate to postgraduate up to PhD level and post-experience programmes including the world-ranked Bath MBA. The School also provides tailored executive development programmes for middle and senior management.
The School of Management has a faculty of around 90 teaching and research staff, including visiting academics, with a support team of around 70 managerial and administrative staff. Research income averages £2 million per annum. There are approximately 2,100 students in total comprising some 200 MBA students, 460 Master’s students, 210 full- and part-time research students, and over 1100 undergraduates following BSc degrees. The School also runs joint undergraduate programmes with Departments in the Faculties of Engineering and Design, Science and Humanities and Social Sciences.