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Business School joins international ethical network

The Business School is pleased to announce that it has been invited to join the UN Global Compact Network UK – a strategic policy initiative for organisations that are committed to aligning their operations and strategies with ten universally accepted principles in the areas of human rights, labour, environment andanti-corruption.

The partnership has been coordinated at the Business School by Dr Fernando Correia, lecturer in Sustainable Business Management, who sees these principles and ethics as the cornerstone of responsible business. Dr Correia said:

‘The principles of the UN Global Compact Network match the Business School’s ongoing ethos of responsible leadership for a complex world.’

‘We were one of the first UK higher education institutions to sign up to the Principles of Responsible Management Education (PRME), another UN initiative. By joining this further network, one which is focused on business, we hope to work with organisations to produce ethical and responsible business leaders of the future.’

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Showcase of business expertise for growth of Humber region

From Hull’s potential to become a digital hotspot to preventing security breaches and commercial espionage – our academics and commercial partners showcased their expertise during Humber Business Week.

The Business School offered three events as part of the programme with many more academics and staff attending a variety of events across the city.

Professor Christopher Bovis, lead advisor to the UK cabinet office on growth strategy and academic advisor to the European Union on the single market, was one of the guest speakers at the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership Forum which discussed business growth and the opportunities for the Humber economy. Professor Bovis said:

‘Business Week provided some remarkable events and some great opportunities for local organisations to collaborate, network and engage with the drive towards economic success for the region.

‘The Business School and the University as a whole are committed to helping local organisations and businesses whether that’s by sharing research expertise or by providing the vision and support for success.’

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Logistics companies show support at launch event

Logistics companies from across the region showed their support for a careers initiative aimed at encouraging school leavers to consider a future in logistics.

Supported by the Logistics Institute at the University of Hull working in partnership with the College, the initiative aims to encourage 16-19 year olds who are in further study to think about the supply chain sector and logistics as a potential career path.

Dr Sarah Shaw, a lecturer in logistics and supply chain management at Hull University Business School, who addressed the students and guests at the launch, said:

‘I was extremely pleased to speak at the launch of the programme. It has the potential to really make a difference to the lives of the students, opening their eyes to new career possibilities and offering the chance of success in a sector that is becoming increasingly important.’

Dr Shaw believes that Franklin College’s new status as a Logistics Career Ready Centre is a great step towards addressing the skills shortage: ‘This new development is a great opportunity for the region to address its local talent gap as it will help to raise awareness of the logistics industry amongst a number of other schools and colleges in the area.

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Business Students present marketing plans to food industry giant Greencore

From almost 300 students, a small number beat off stiff competition and were selected to compete against one another in a presentation event to produce the best marketing plan for a new cake concept to food industry giant Greencore.

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Big Data Analytics and the Business School

An event being held at Hull University Business School is set to highlight the importance of “Big Data” and the competitive advantage that understanding this relatively new phenomenon can bring.

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