Brighton Business School

Inspiring journeys to work

How sci fi-inspired innovation treads a fine line between dystopia and utopia

Paul Levy, University of Brighton The race is on to bring a jetpack to market. New Zealand-based Martin Aircraft has a jetpack which is due to go on sale this year and US-based JetPack Aviation is working on a more streamlined offering. So aviation junkies with the cash to spare will soon be able to…

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Sharing research best practice

This year’s annual Staff and Research Student Conference was held on 22 September 2016 and saw 18 different presentations covering Law, Business and Marketing. With over 70 members of staff and research students in attendance, ranging from early stage PhD students to senior professors and academics, there was a wealth of topics and experience shared….

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Immigrants told to leave UK face huge hike in fees to appeal decisions

Jo Wilding, University of Brighton Immigrants appealing through the courts for a right to remain in the UK will soon face a huge increase in procedural costs after the government announced fee hikes of over 500% for some types of appeal through the immigration and asylum tribunals.

Islamic banking lends advantage to financial institutions

Switching from conventional ‘Western’ financial practices to Islamic banking gives distinct advantages to banks, with the change improving the liquidity and value of stocks. Researchers at the Universities of Brighton and Birmingham studied a merger that took place in Bahrain, between an Islamic bank and a conventional bank in the wake of financial crises that…

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Encouraging entrepreneurial thinking in students

Clare Millington, Course Leader for the one-year Business Top-up degree, recently presented at the International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference (IEEC). Using a Pecha Kucha approach, where presenters have 20 slides of 20 seconds each, Clare presented on how collaboration between staff from different disciplines could help to student’s develop entrepreneurial competencies and aptitude.

White men hit hardest by the effects of unemployment

Dr Carolina Zuccotti, research fellow and Professor Jacqueline O’Reilly, Head of CROME*, recently analysed 2001 census data on 57, 385 people aged 16-19 in England and Wales to study the long-term effects of unemployment on young people of different ethnicity.

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