Latest news from Lancaster University Management School
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
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'
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.View on The Conversation website
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.View on The Independent website
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."View on the FT website
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.View on The Daily Mail website
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.
E-Business graduate opens up new world with augmented reality
A graduate of the MSc in E-Business and Innovation, who designed a new mobile phone application to help travellers, has been featured in the National Geographic Traveller magazine.
The Conversation: 'Austerity may have breathed new life into true happiness'
In a column in The Conversation, Professor Cary Cooper explores the paradox of people staying happy, even though we are five years into the biggest financial crisis in decades.View on The Conversation website