We value diversity of teaching and challenging our students.
Our students value contact with industry insiders. They value the voice of experts from business and the third sector. They value assessments that originate from practice, especially if they know their work will be seen by and influence businesses and communities.
Our guest lectures align with the theories and principles we teach. The lectures allow the subtleties of academic theory to be demonstrated in practice - and also where lived experiences challenge the conventional wisdom.
Over the years we have welcomed guests speaking on subjects from marketing, to ethics, to finance, to human resources, to operations. They are drawn from organisations large and small that may be local or distant. Their relationships with the School sometimes grow into wider collaborations.
Case studies and assessments
Some of our modules draw on material from organisations to support case study excercises and assessments. Our students relish the opportunity to work on real business challenges. They gain a deeper understanding of where theories work, which could work better, and which are not applicable.
The challenges set by organisations are presented large groups of students and their work can be summarised back, giving insight and potential solutions.
For more bespoke, in-depth projects, see consultancy and research.