School of Business and Law

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Placements and Employability Fair

The Employability and Placements Team were delighted to hold the first in-person event for two years this week.   The Placements and Employability Fair took place in Elm House Atrium and was the last event of our Employability Week.   The fair was attended by recruiters from local and regional businesses who were offering opportunities…

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Hedging when it matters

The determinants of when producers, consumers and other merchant participants use futures and options Having a well-oiled risk management system is widely accepted as critical to modern business and enterprise. But a recent study found that the rationle for firms to manage exposure to markets, such energy prices, prices of industrial metals and the prices…

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Economics: the study of choice under a constraint

Recently, the furlough scheme ended and fuel caps rose. Changes to stamp duty, VAT on holidays and other support packages provided by the government also ended. Regardless of your thoughts on how the government handled the crisis, the pandemic has transformed how we think within our businesses, our economies and our societies. This thought process…

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Energy crisis: creating lots of small suppliers was always a bad idea – now taxpayers will foot the bill

Lawrence Haar, University of Brighton A handful of small energy suppliers in the UK have collapsed in recent weeks because they have been caught out by the massive rise in wholesale gas and electricity prices – and dozens more are in danger of going the same way. If they fail, the government is hoping that…

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Spotlighting potential consumer risks from new energy retail companies

Earlier this month it was announced that two UK energy suppliers, PfP Energy and MoneyPlus Energy, were ceasing to trade, leaving 100,000 homes without an energy supplier. Ofgem, the industry regulator, will choose a new supplier for all the customers affected, but Dr Lawrence Haar argues that flaws in the business model of many new…

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Our new home

We’re excited to announce that Elm House, the new home for the School of Business and Law, is complete and ready for the new academic year. As you can see from the images below it’s going to be an exciting place to study. You can learn more about the exciting developments on the Big Build…

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Subject explorer online event – 13 May

Join us to see what it is like to study accounting, finance, business, economics, marketing, tourism, events and law at university. Book your place now  Our subject explorer events give you the chance to hear from a range of lecturers and current students in the subject you are interested in. The event will have an…

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Brighton student creates new platform to boost access to remote working

Brighton undergraduate Kanoj Vora has teamed up with students in the US and Germany to create a new website to link students and employers for remote work. Currently in the second year of a BSc(Hons) in Economics, Kanoj co-created the new online platform – called Likeava – to bolster the worldwide surge in remote working. The…

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Entrepreneurial support for fellow students

We’re proud of all our students, and we wanted to introduce to you Zubair Adil, a final year Economics BSc(Hons) student, who is reaching out to offer 1:1 support to three fellow students who are looking to start their own business. Zubair not only co-founded his first business at the age of 13 but has since…

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The Hidden Racism in Economics: a guest lecture with Professor John Komlos

Recently students and staff welcomed Professor John Komlos via Zoom on the topic of Hidden Racism in Economics. The talk was not just focused on economics, but looked at how discrimination harms people’s livelihoods and economies, and how freeing the world of bias would help address many challenges to society and the global economy. Professor Komlos…

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