Surrey Business School

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Staff/Research Postgraduate Seminar

  • Wednesday 14 Jun. 2017

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Surrey Analytics Summer School

  • Monday 19 Jun. 2017

  • Wednesday 21 Jun. 2017

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Youth crime and public policy interventions

  • Thursday 06 Jul. 2017

  • Friday 07 Jul. 2017

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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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Discover our programmes

Ranked 2nd for Business and Management in the Guardian University Guide 2017

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Who we work with

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

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Accreditation

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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Our blog

  • BREAKING NEWS…..The Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (EPSRC) recently issued a major call for proposals, offering research funding for feasibility studies providing insights into the application of Distributed Ledger Technology (DLT), and bringing focus to academic research in this area.  We are delighted that both of CoDE’s EPSRC DLT bids, CoMEHeRe and Archangel, have been approved for funding – a tremendous result Surrey Business School’s Centre for the Digital Economy (CoDE) team, putting us firmly at the forefront of UK DLT research.  CoMEHeRe will research the application of DLT in healthcare, and Archangel’s application is supporting The National Archive. See a full list of EPSRC DLT projects here.

    The digital economy will be driven by many new technologies, business models, and initiatives. A few long poles in the tent are beginning to come into focus, with DLT seen by many to be one of the most disruptive emerging forces. Blockchains and DLT could revolutionize the world economy, according to a recent interview with Don Tapscot, who popularised the term “digital economy” with his 1994 book of the same name. He sees blockchains as a democratising force that will rebalance the current lopsided digital playing field. Yet these technologies, no matter how promising, are largely unknown, and their potential applications are only now beginning to emerge through research and experimentation.

    Blockchains (or distributed ledgers) are the technology that underpin cryptocurrencies like Bitcoin, but their use is not limited to currencies.   They record information in a distributed ledger in a way that is both secure and immutable; by being distributed among many users these ledgers are resilient with no single point of failure, and they can be (depending on design) transparent to all users.   Described by The Economist as “the trust machine”, they provide supply chain transparency and data integrity, allowing a visible assurance of authenticity.

    In addition to the importance of these research activities, both of the CoDE projects demonstrate the multi-disciplinary nature of digital economy research, and are close collaborations with colleagues across the University of Surrey and with industry partners. CoMEHeRe is led by CoDE’s Professor Alan Brown and Dr. David Plans with the University’s Centre for Vision, Sound, and Signal Processing (CVSSP) through Dr. John Collomosse, and the University’s 5G Innovation Centre (5GIC) via Professor Klaus Moessner, and will target Healthcare and Health Insurance alongside project partners BioBeats, AXA/PPP, and Guardtime. Archangel is led by the CVSSP under Dr. John Collomosse, and partners with The National Archives in a collaboration with the Open Data Institute (ODI). Each of these projects will receive nearly £500k in research grant funding over their 18 month life.

    As Professor Roger Maull, a key member of the CoDE bid team, remarked, ‘CoDE have two out of the seven grants awarded — and as a university we have three out of the seven. Add this result to the existing CREDIT (Cryptocurrency Effects in Digital Transformations) grant, and it’s clear we are the major player in DLT research in the UK.’

    Briefly, the two funded projects, demonstrating the potential and diversity of DLT applications, are as follows:

    CoMEHeRe (Co-operative Models for Evidence-based Healthcare Redistribution) aims to transform personal healthcare through design, development and evaluation of DLT for democratising, commodifying and brokering casually-captured personal healthcare data (e.g. from wearable biosensors and the IoT) to public or private healthcare providers. The impact of CoMEHeRe could be unprecedented, creating new and sustainable business models for preventative healthcare, allowing users to maintain control of their personal data, disrupting actuarial science towards real-time, and providing an auditable chain of evidence.

    Archangel will deliver long term sustainability of digital archives through new, transformational DLT solutions. These will ensure both accessibility and integrity of digital archives, whilst maximising their impact through novel models of commodification and open access. In practice, this project will help protect Research Dataset integrity, allowing research results to be replicated and proven even decades after publication. With the project partner, The National Archives (TNA), data such as Supreme Court video records will be ‘future-proofed’, allowing the verification of provenance and integrity. The project will also investigate how Delayed Disclosure Public Records can stand on an open verification platform, so the TNA can check integrity during curation, and also prove integrity at release.

    Professor Alan Brown, Principle Investigator for CoMEHeRe and Co-Investigator on Archangel commented: ‘This is a wonderful result for CoDE, and a testament to the power of the CoDE team:  David Plans, Co-Investigator on CoMEHeRe and the inspiration, technical leader, and focal point for the CoDE contributions to the project; Davide Morelli, who provided vital technical guidance to CoMEHeRe; and cryptocurrencies expert Roger Maull and blockchain pundit Phil Godsiff, who gave guidance and reviews for both projects to ensure this fantastic result.’

    Please contact us for more details, and keep updated here on the blog page about some of the great research the CoDE team will be carrying out over the coming months.

     

    Kris Henley

  • |4/4| To celebrate International Women’s Day we’re releasing new blogs every week this month from Kasmin Cooney (OBE) Righttrack Consultancy founder, sharing her decades of experience in equality and diversity training in the business world. 

    At Surrey Business School we’re passionate about advancing female candidates with the MBA Women in Business Scholarship, covering between 10 – 50% of the total tuition fee awarded on a rolling basis. 

    Statistics show that women are more likely to be employed in low paid/part-time work and are likely to have less financial asset. Yet, women-led businesses are increasingly becoming the driving force of the UK economy.

    New research by Founders4Schools shows that there are 762 women-led companies which have revenues between £1m-£250m and are expanding at a median growth rate of 30% a year, 453 are growing by 20% or more and 281 are growing by 50% or more. The total revenues they together accounted for increased by nearly £2 billion from the last year which was a median annual revenue increase per woman-led company of £900,000.

    It is delightful to see women making such a major contribution to the growth of the British economy; they are shattering stereotypes and glass ceilings that shouldn’t have even existed in the first place.

    Even though the UK has fallen to 9th place last year in terms of female board representation percentages in Europe, it seems that the UK is becoming the best place in the world for female entrepreneurs to further their business ventures.

    Kasmin Cooney (OBE) Righttrack Consultancy founder

  • |3/4| To celebrate International Women’s Day we’re releasing new blogs every week this month  from Kasmin Cooney (OBE) Righttrack Consultancy founder, sharing her decades of experience in equality and diversity training in the business world. 

    At Surrey Business School we’re passionate about advancing female candidates with the MBA Women in Business Scholarship, covering between 10 – 50% of the total tuition fee awarded on a rolling basis. 

    In an ideal world, there would be no need for diversity quotas but sadly, we still live in a society that requires them. That’s not to say progress isn’t being made. We are living in the most progressive society there has ever been where women and those of an ethnic background have never before held such strong positions in many areas of society.

    Organisations across the world are placing more emphasis on making their workforce more equal and diverse than ever before. However, in terms of gender, the pay gap between men and women currently stands at around 18% in the UK and Deloitte have revealed that the Gender Pay Gap won’t be closed until 2069. The UK also fell to 9th place last year in terms of female board representation percentages in Europe.

    Furthermore, despite 11% of Britain’s 30 million workforce now being from an ethnic minority (that figure rising from 4% from 20 years ago), research has suggested that there is a 23% hourly pay gap between BAME graduates and their white counterparts.

    There is still a huge disparity in pay from both a gender and an ethnicity perspective and in order to overcome these imbalances and quicken the attainment of true equality, quotas are a necessity.

    Kasmin Cooney (OBE) Righttrack Consultancy founder

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New research featured in Business Standard

This month Professor Sarmistha Pal's research is featured in Business Standard, centring on Indian historical legislation and corporate investment.

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Press release

University of Surrey Professor awarded prestigious honour

The University of Surrey is pleased to announce that Professor Eugene Sadler-Smith has been awarded the prestigious award of Fellow of the Academy of Social Sciences.

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News story

Surrey Business School launches first UK Centre for Management Learning

On Thursday, 23 of February 2017, Surrey Business School (SBS) launched the first Centre for Management Learning (CML) in the UK with a thought provoking opening speech by Professor Katy Mason, Vice President of the Management, Knowledge and Education (MKE) initiative at the British Academy of Management (BAM).

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Who we work with

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: