As a Business School we feel it’s vital to ensure we have good relationships with industry and professional bodies. It ensures that our courses are in-line with industry practice, but also provides membership, resources and access to networking events for our students, and in most cases, exemptions from institutes’ professional papers.
We recently met up with Shelley Pestell, a third year Finance and Investment BSc(Hons) student on placement at Chariot House Chartered Accountants.
“The placement really helped my future plans. I got a part-time job for my last year at university and it has given me more determination of where I want to go in life.”
Hear more from Shelley and watch her video below, and you can find out more about our Finance and Investment degree on our website.
We have a long-standing relationship with many professional bodies who accredit our courses, providing membership, resources and access to networking events for our students, and in most cases, exemptions from some professional papers.
For our Business Management students, we work closely with the Chartered Management Institute (CMI). Successful students will graduate with their degree, a year’s work experience and a CMI Level 5 Diploma in Management and Leadership.
The annual OSTC Trading Challenge provides a unique opportunity for our finance students to trade, in a virtual environment, through futures derivatives in a number of products including; commodities, equities and fixed income.
The prices, the news, the winning and the losing are real; the positions, profits and losses are imaginary. The Trading Challenge teaches students to make decisions under pressure, take calculated risks and experience the excitement of the trading floor.
On 10 February, Professor Marie-Bénédicte Dembour received the Best Publication prize awarded by the Odysseus Academic Network which recognises outstanding academic research in the area of European Immigration or Asylum Law.
The Best Publication Prize recognises an outstanding contribution to the field by a more experienced researcher or professor. Professor Marie-Bénédicte Dembour was a joint winner of the category with Dr Cathryn Costello.
Marie-Bénédicte’s publication entitled ‘Study of the European Court of Human Rights with an Inter-American Counterpoint’ examines the way in which two of the world’s foremost human rights courts, the European Court of Human Rights and Inter-American Court of Human Rights, engage with claims lodged by migrants. It assesses whether the two courts remain true to their purpose of upholding human rights in migrant cases, and shows the differences in their approaches. It shows how the different social, moral, and political conceptions prevalent in Europe and Latin America can explain their different reasoning and contrasting outcomes.
The 2016 Winners of the Odysseus Network Prizes are awarded €1000 which is shared between the joint winners. The prizes were awarded at the 2017 Odysseus Annual Law and Policy Conference on 10 February 2017 in Brussels.
Why did you choose to do a Masters at Brighton?
“I had been working as a Human Resource Management officer in the Ministry of Finance in Thailand. I won a scholarship to do a Masters degree. I searched a lot of universities but chose Brighton’s course because it offered a public services management course in the business school and not in public administration. I was attracted by the fact that Brighton’s course applied to the practice of all of the management functions.”
We are very proud of our students, they come from a diverse background but they all share a passion for success. Hear are some stories from just a few of our students.
Altan Isik (Turkey) and Matthew Levett (UK)
On 18 January, Computacentre ran a mock assessment centre for Business School students to help them understand recruitment processes for placements.
The Home Office has been criticised for a policy which excluded Eritrean children evicted from the Calais Jungle camp from resettlement in the UK. Documents obtained by the Public Law Project show how asylum decisions for Eritreans have been based on questionable information about conditions in the country.