Meet the Programme Director – Masters in International HR

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.

It’s never too late to change yourself – thanks to the Edinburgh Award!

Exploring your self awareness is a lifelong journey and I have come to realise that it is never too late to change things about yourself. After participating in the Edinburgh Award, which supports students to become more self-aware, I have experienced some magical changes and have truly benefited from my increased sense of self-awareness.

Welcome to our first group of Masters in Entrepreneurship students

This year we welcomed our first class of MSc Entrepreneurship and Innovation (E&I) students to the Business School. Under the guidance of Programme Director, Dr Raluca Bunduchi, these students will be the pioneers of this new programme, paving the way for future cohorts. Let’s find out what they have been up to in their first semester.

My experience with Substantive Research

During semester one of my masters degree, we had a course called “Financial Markets” where we learnt about the market for research in finance, and the growth of independent research providers. So when the Student Development Team offered us an opportunity to get involved with one of the independent research providers, I thought this would be a great chance to see how the things we learnt in semester one are applied in practice.

Career lounge: peer-to-peer lending

Want to get close to senior practitioners from careers and industries you are interested in? Then don’t miss career lounges at the School. Ask questions, make connections, get tips on applying to their organisations, learn about the latest trends they’re embracing – some students have even secured dissertation projects from these sessions. Here’s what I learnt about peer-to-peer lending.