School of Business and Law

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Elm House during the accreditation visit

Celebrating the success of our SCDTP-funded PhD students

In October 2023, the School of Business and Law welcomed an exceptional cohort of four South Coast Doctoral Training Partnership (SCDTP)-funded PhD students: Niamh Burns, Kezia Pugh, Sadie Rockcliffe, and Barbara Sherriff. The University of Brighton is part of a Doctoral Training Partnership that includes Southampton, and Portsmouth. SCDTP funding is the only way for…

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Illustration of Heidi

Destination marketing through film and literature

Last week, students on our Destination Marketing module learned about historic fictional literature figure, Heidi. Heidi is epitomised as the curly haired Swiss girl running through the Swiss Alps. She is the immortalised character of author Johanna Spyri, who created Heidi in the late 1800s. Onna Rageth, a senior research associate at the University of…

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Dr Surbhi Sengal

New role championing local businesses for senior lecturer

Senior lecturer Dr Surbhi Sehgal has been appointed as the new course leader for our MBA course and Senior Leader Apprenticeship. Surbhi is also a new expert speaker on the Help to Grow: Management programme, and is looking forward to engaging with professionals who wish to advance their career or grow their business. Successfully completing…

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Guest lecture: Analysing Eurovision as a destination marketing campaign

Our students have been looking at the Eurovision Song Contest as a case study to evaluate how events and festivals are used for destination marketing purposes. Guest lecturer – Dr Catherine Baker from the University of Hull, spoke to our students about the Eurovision Song Contest in Liverpool earlier this year. Catherine leads on the…

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CIPD conference delegates

Insights from our joint event with CIPD Sussex

On Tuesday 19 September, we hosted an event in collaboration with the Sussex branch of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD). The event in Elm House was attended by more than 30 local CIPD members, Julie Fryatt – Director of people at the University of Brighton, colleagues from the university’s HR department, School…

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Inside Fabrica Arts Centre

Lecturer hosts award-winning documentary screening and live Q&A with star of the film

Dr Catherine Kelly organised and hosted a screening of award-winning documentary ‘Body of Water’ at Brighton’s Fabrica Arts Centre on 15 June. She was joined on stage afterwards for a Q&A with star of the film and seasoned rock-climber, ice swimmer and wellbeing champion with a huge public following – Gilly McArthur. Gilly was in…

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Woman walking past a beach hut

Documentary: Stories of migrant women of Brighton & Hove

A short documentary based on research by our very own Dr Eugenia Markova celebrates the incredible stories of migrant women living in Brighton & Hove. The documentary was made by Azita Ghassemi, based on a research by Dr Eugenia Markova, course leader on our Business Management with Finance BSc and Business Management with Economics BSc…

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Students in a lecture

Guest lecture and research exchange with leading critical event scholar

The Tourism, Hospitality, and Events Research Excellence Group welcomed Professor David McGillivray from the University of West Scotland to conduct a guest lecture and research exchange on critical event studies. Professor McGillivray is a leading scholar in the field, with extensive expertise in critical event studies. He is the co-editor of the Routledge Critical Event…

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Student protests against racism

Upcoming Black History Month events at the University of Brighton

The University of Brighton recognises and celebrates Black history as a year-round commitment, but October gives an extra boost for minority ethnic voices. This Black History Month, there are a number of guest speaker sessions that students and staff can attend. The School of Business and Law’s Equality, Diversity and Inclusion (EDI) Lead, Dr Adaeze…

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