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LEAD programme highly commended by EFMD 24/06/13

LEAD programme highly commended by EFMD

The LEAD programme, run by IEED, has been highly commended by the EFMD at its 2013 Excellence in Practice Awards.

Improving student employability through industrial placements 24/06/13

Improving student employability through industrial placements

The impact on students’ future careers of taking a year-long industrial placement as part of their degree was highlighted during the 2013 Alison Tasker Award. The winner was Laura Hyatt, a Management and Information Technology student, who spent her year with Fujitsu.

Gamers want epic tales, not just violent short-cuts 21/06/13

Gamers want epic tales, not just violent short-cuts

Why and how are video games becoming increasingly violent? Patrick Stacey reveals some initial findings from his research with game developers.

The Conversation: 'Gamers want epic tales, not just violent short-cuts' 21/06/13

The Conversation: 'Gamers want epic tales, not just violent short-cuts'

In an article in The Conversation UK, Dr Patrick Stacey, from the Department of Management Science, argues that epic stories can provide more compelling content for computer gamers than graphical violence.

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The Independent: 'Pack your suitcase for a year working abroad' 20/06/13

The Independent: 'Pack your suitcase for a year working abroad'

LUMS French and Management student Helen Saul shares some of the trials, tribulations and ultimately rewarding experiences of her year in Paris, in this article in The Independent.

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FT Professor of the Week: Caroline Gatrell 19/06/13

FT Professor of the Week: Caroline Gatrell

Dr Caroline Gatrell, FT Professor of the Week, discusses 'pregnant presenteeism' which "describes the tensions faced by employed mothers who are trying to be good mothers while at the same time striving to do their best at work, where they want to be seen as reliable employees."

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Daily Mail: 'What we do is huge fun, but it's life-changing too' 17/06/13

Daily Mail: 'What we do is huge fun, but it's life-changing too'

Nicky Goulder, a 1991 Management Sciences (Marketing) graduate, is profiled in the Daily Mail after winning the YOU/Clarins 'Most Dynamisante Woman of the Year' award, which recognises the action and commitment of inspirational British women who work tirelessly to help underprivileged or sick children across the globe.

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Businessweek: 'B-school prof takes on teacher ratings: "I'm not a dancing bear"' 14/06/13

Businessweek: 'B-school prof takes on teacher ratings: "I'm not a dancing bear"'

Professor Bill Cooke's position on the dangers posed by websites like 'Rate Your Lecturer' is covered in a story in Businessweek magazine.

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World issues tackled at MSc economic summit 12/06/13

World issues tackled at MSc economic summit

All summits demand great preparation, and this was certainly true for MSc International Business delegates debating vital international trade issues at the programme's 2013 World Economic Forum.