Brighton Business School

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On small earthquakes in Sussex

By Kevin Turner, Principal Lecturer, Brighton Business School The controversial technique called hydraulic fracturing or ‘fracking’ has transformed US oil and gas output with major benefits for the economy and particularly manufacturing industry. A recent report by the consultancy IHS cited in The Economist [1] predicts a $533 billion boost to US GDP by 2025…

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Meet the retail team

Jane Priddis, course leader Following an early career in Product Management and Retail Buying in the food industry, Jane has spent over twenty years as a Marketing Consultant and Management Trainer, alongside her role as Senior Lecturer in Marketing. She holds the postgraduate Diploma in Marketing, and is a Chartered Marketer and a full member…

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Legal Client Interviewing Competition

Now more than ever, legal students need inter-personal skills as well as knowledge of the law in order to be successful. The University of Brighton’s annual Legal Client Interviewing Competition seeks to address this need by developing the skills necessary for effective interviewing. The competition is sponsored by Gerard Maye Legal. Working in pairs, competitors take on…

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Students impress top employers during speed meetings

By Sandra J. Holmes MA FCA, Senior Lecturer Brighton Business School and the Institute of Chartered Accountants for England and Wales (ICAEW) have co-hosted a Speed Meeting event. This was an exciting opportunity for local employers to ‘speed interview’ final year Accounting and Finance BSc(Hons) students who are considering training for their professional Chartered Accountancy examinations. Aidan Berry, Dean of the…

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Student tweets make business sense

By Lauren Wheatley, Business Management BSc(Hons) student During a recent digital marketing workshop, we were asked to look at our email inboxes to detect good use of personalisation within emails. Does the company bombard you with random emails or do they specifically want to know you and your past/potential consumer habits? The emails that I chose were…

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On the frequency and intensity of hurricanes in Brighton

By Kevin Turner Typhoon Haiyan hit the Philippines on November 8th 2013. The final death toll is still not yet known, but is expected to be in the region of 8,000 people. Millions of people have been affected by damage to property and are in need of urgent aid to survive. Haiyan is considered to…

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Learning lessons from the crash: how the study of economics can move on

By Rob Hayward With economics students in Manchester in revolt and economists gathering in London to launch an alternative to the traditional teaching of economics, it is clear that there is widespread dissatisfaction with the state of the subject. Many, including the Queen, blame economists for not anticipating the financial crisis and the credit crunch….

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European Conference on Social Media to open with a challenge to the hype around Big Data

Farida Vis, research fellow  at the University of Sheffield and widely acknowledged expert on social media, data journalism and citizen engagement has agreed to open the first European Conference on Social Media in Brighton, July 2014 (#ecsm2014). Her talk will “chart the evolution of research on social media, which now spans many disciplines and many…

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Welcome to the Brighton Business School blog

Welcome to the blog for Brighton Business School at the University of Brighton. Subscribe this blog for regular updates on our work including our research activities, comments on news stories and updates on what our staff, postgraduate and undergraduate students and alumni are doing. We hope this will help give an insight into the exciting world…

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