In this blog, I am going to introduce the Programme Director of IHRM and HRM, Dr. Thomas (Tom) Calvard. Tom, who has a Doctorate in Organisational Psychology and is also a lecturer in HRM, speaks about the initial days of the programme and how it has grown to what it is today; his take on the relevance of international HRM in today’s world; and shares a small message for the students who wish to join the programme next year.
Coming to a new place is always exciting but it comes with its own pros and cons. Here are a few things that I wish I had known before I arrived, that might help you to settle in quicker.
It was 10th of September when I first met my classmates in the Business School, and it was 4th of December when we celebrated together with a Semester-end dinner. It is difficult to express how quickly these months have passed. With all new these people around, I never thought that I would be able to adjust into my new surroundings so easily, but with each passing day things have only gotten better.
When I heard about the Production Game for the first time in the academic welcome session, little did I know that I would be spending a lot of my time working on it. It is one of the most happening academic events in the Business School.
Some of the first questions that I had when I applied to the University of Edinburgh Business School included, ‘how did previous students do?’ and ‘did they all get good jobs?’ We recently met with alumni from different graduating years to find out.
It’s been a month since I started my journey at the Business School, and in that time it has been really exciting to talk to my classmates who come from different countries and professional backgrounds. In this blog, I would like to introduce you to three of my classmates on the International HR programme, to share their experiences of the University of Edinburgh.
Welcome Week is the University of Edinburgh’s official way of welcoming its new students. Lots of events take place throughout the week at different venues. Some of these, such as the School events, are mandatory to attend, while many others that are organised by different societies, are optional.
A new city, a new country, a new culture, a new language, new food and new people! All of it sounds interesting, as well as adventurous, but only those who have experienced it know that it also comes with a lot of challenges and learning.