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Access to Business Funding 2017

  • Wednesday 18 Oct. 2017

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Centre for Leadership and Decision Making Speaker Series: 3 Megatrends Changing Everything

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AoM Specialised Conference, Big Data and Managing in a Digital Economy

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New Leadership Development Masterclasses

Surrey Business School's new executive education Leadership Development Series offers masterclasses running from June to November 2017, centring around a variety of current leadership topics such as; mindful leadership, enhancing professional networks and leading in a digital world.

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International Student Internship Portal

We have launched our new global talent platform. Activate your personal global talent portal here to find internship, trainee positions, apprenticeships and graduate positions that are relevant to you from companies around the world.

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CoDE to join digital animal health innovation project in Africa, co-funded by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation

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At Surrey Business School, we collaborate with a number of private, public and third sector organisations.

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Surrey Business School is accredited by both the Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB) and the Association of MBAs (AMBA).

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  • A postgraduate student, Imran Beeharry studying for an MSc in Corporate Finance has come 3rd in Bloomberg’s Investment Challenge 2017, which was open to participants from all UK universities. The competition ran from 13th March – 28th April and attracted approximately 140 participants from universities across the UK.

    Each participant invested a notional sum of £50m and Imran secured a very healthy return of 7.93% on initial capital of £50 million for the six week period.

    Imran commented:

    “The Bloomberg Investment Challenge enabled me to gain a deep insight into the global financial markets. It was exciting to see how things changed instantly when news hit the market and how that impacted portfolios.  

    Having studied the Bloomberg Market Competency (BMC) programme and participated in the investment challenge, I managed to develop a basic familiarity with the software which helped me in my interviews for one of the leading European investment management firms.

    This challenge encourages students to develop their skills in Bloomberg, which proves to be an important transferable skill in the graduate market place and I would strongly recommend students to undertake the BMC training and take part in the challenge next year”.

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  • The Wates Social Enterprise Programme is designed and delivered by and Ben Shenoy, Surrey Business School’s Director, Business Insights Lab, Centre for the Digital Economy and brought about together with the University’s Student Enterprise (Tracy Hampton).

    The final panel presentations for the second year of the Wates Family Enterprise Trust (WFET) Social Enterprise programme were held on 2 August.  The purpose of the WFET Social Enterprise programme is to encourage and train the University’s postgraduate community – across all Faculties – to get involved with social enterprise.

    The panel made awards to the following student projects:

    • £5,000 to Sarah Campbell (Health Psychology PhD student) for Tuning In, an app that runs on a mobile phone using music and games to help people become more emotionally resilient.
    • £5,000 to Sarah Helen King (Health Psychology PhD student) for InVigorise, a community based social enterprise focused on health and wellbeing, by help individuals to eat well, move more and feel better.

    Over the course of the past two years, the WFET Social Enterprise programme has been attended by about 60 postgraduate students across all Faculties. This could not have happened without the consistent support of the following individuals:

    • The mentors, Maria Evangeli, Gerard Bell, Paul Snowsill and Phil Burton who provided sage intellectual and emotional guidance to participating students


    To get involved please contact Ben Shenoy,



    Join us on 18 October 2017 for advice on the best funding options for your business

    • Panel debates
    • Round-table discussions
    • 1:2:1 meetings with lenders

    With the shifting economic climate, many small and medium-size enterprises (SME’s) are faced with daunting challenges about choosing the appropriate funding source for targeting growth. Funding is typically a long-term decision which affects the firm’s capital structure as well as competitiveness so it is an important part of any growth strategy.

    On 18 October, Surrey Business School is pleased to organise the third annual Access to Business Funding Forum in conjunction with the Surrey Chamber of Commerce to address these issues. The event is targeted at companies of all sizes seeking to scale their businesses to learn about funding opportunities and to connect them with a wide range of expert funding partners.

    Bhaskar Dasgupta, COO of UK Export Finance (UKEF), the UK export credit agency, will offer the keynote address and provide a broad overview of funding challenges and opportunities in the export sector which is one key area for growth companies today. As COO, he leads UKEF’s operations and business management, technology, operational risk, directing digital transformation and change programmes.

    A panel discussion by a select group of growth companies will follow. They have a range of experiences including debt and equity funding, traditional and alternative finance as well as growth and working capital purposes. In conjunction, they will answer and discuss key questions about the different stages of their funding journeys as follows:

    • What types of funding did you consider at which stage?
    • What were the challenges and opportunities?
    • What were the lessons learnt?

    Finally, a networking reception takes place where participants can meet informally or arrange 1-2-1 meetings with designated funding partners.


    Access to Funding Forum 2017

    18 October 2017, 17.30 – 21.00

    Surrey Business School, Guildford GU2 7XH


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Excellent Result: Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey 2017

The Postgraduate Taught Experience Survey (PTES) which was sent out to Surrey Business School students in April 2017, is the only UK higher education sector-wide survey to gain insight from taught postgraduate students about their learning and teaching experience.

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Surrey Business School Researcher of the Year Awards

The Surrey Business School Away Day was held on Monday 18 September – an occasion that also offered an excellent opportunity to recognise the first class research that is being pursued across the Business School. 

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New research into religious diversity within organisations, awarded among best papers at the Academy of Management (AoM) proceedings

A recent paper co-authored by Surrey Business School’s Dr YingFei Héliot: Management Spirituality & Religion Division brings to light new research in organisational diversity issues impacting personal well-being recognised among the best papers of 2017 at the seventy-seventh Annual Meeting of the AoM

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At Surrey Business School, we’ve created an innovative and stimulating environment in which our academics, students and alumni work with international corporate businesses, SMEs and government, offering bespoke consultancy and applied education programmes. Here are just a few examples of some of the organisations we’re currently working with: