A University of Bath delegation led by Professor Veronica Hope Hailey and Professor Jeremy Bradshaw visited Singapore to develop links that will enhance the University’s reputation for research and student experience.

A series of events and meetings included a Future Leadership discussion at Prudential Singapore’s brand new HQ hosted by CEO Wilf Blackburn, an alumnus of the School of Management’s MBA programme. Professor Hope Hailey gave a presentation based on her research around trustworthy leadership and Mr Blackburn reflected on the challenges facing Prudential in a fast changing environment. A panel of local experts chaired by Professor Hope Hailey then explored the topic further with Q&A from an audience of 80 executives drawn from Singapore’s varying business sectors.

Later in the week, Professor Dimo Dimov gave an entrepreneurship masterclass to a group of SMEs as part of the developing partnership with the Singapore British Chamber of Commerce (Britcham). Representatives from different faculties held meetings throughout the week with existing and potential student placement providers, reflecting Singapore’s growing popularity with students interested in developing their international work experience. Over 70 guests attended a networking reception for University alumni and current students on placement and exchange in Singapore.

The visit concluded with Nanyang Technological University (NTU) hosting Professor Jeremy Bradshaw, Pro-Vice-Chancellor (International and Doctoral) and Stephen Rangecroft, Director of Corporate Engagement, where they gained insights into potential areas of research collaboration.