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January 14th, 2014

Accolade for University’s banking MSc programme 

A postgraduate degree course at Nottingham University Business School aimed at producing the next generation of financial business leaders has attracted a prestigious endorsement.

The Chartered Banker Institute has confirmed its accreditation of Nottingham’s MSc Banking and Finance programme, making it the only MSc of its kind in Europe to be accredited by the Institute.

Professor James Devlin, Associate Dean and Director of the Centre for Risk, Banking and Financial Services said: “The formalisation of our relationship with the Chartered Banker Institute via full accreditation of our MSc Programme is an exciting development and one which endorses the School’s excellence and heritage in the areas of banking, risk and financial services.”

Chartered Banker status is the gold standard for banking professionals.

Mark Roberts, Head of Learning Partnerships at the Institute, said: “The MSc is an excellent programme that will prepare its graduates for work in the sector or further study and are pleased to recognise the quality of the programme with the recognition of Chartered status.”

New School of Medicine underlines excellence

The Chief Executive of Health Education England, Professor Ian Cumming OBE, has officially open the new School of Medicine.

The School includes a new library and student hub, an admin department, meeting rooms and a café for students and staff.

Professor John Atherton, Dean of the School of Medicine said: “We are really proud to launch our new, greatly-expanded School of Medicine. Our size means that we can be truly innovative in training tomorrow’s doctors — building a caring professional ethos and concentrating more on debilitating long term illnesses. We will now be able to perform even more research that really matters.

“Recently we have renewed our UK Centre for tobacco control to include alcohol and further grown our national centres for hearing research and for bowel and liver research… among many other areas where we lead in the UK. Medicine in Nottingham will be bigger and better — locally, nationally and internationally.”

The School of Medicine makes up part of the new Faculty of Medicine and Health Sciences at the University.

 PhD student lands gender research award 

A PhD student at Nottingham University Business School has won the Michael Christie award for Best New Research Paper in Gender at the 2013 Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship (ISBE) Conference.

Angela Martinez Dy, MSc Entrepreneurship 2010, is in the third year of her PhD which focuses on women’s online entrepreneurship. She is supported by her supervisors Dr Lee Martin and Professor Susan Marlow, experts in creativity and gender, respectively, at the University’s Haydn Green Institute for Innovation and Entrepreneurship.

Angela said: “It feels really encouraging to be recognised as a new researcher in gender, especially by an audience of people outside of my immediate university circle. It was also good to see an award for gender research specifically and the positive focus on this area.”

Professor Marlow said: “I am delighted that Angela has won this prestigious award. This conference is the largest European event for UK entrepreneurship researchers and to be recognised as a leading young researcher here is a real achievement. It is so gratifying to see Angela’s hard work and excellent research acknowledged.”

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