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insight4me Business: Globalisation – Curriculum Insights with Queen Mary University of London, Henley Business School & UEA: University of East Anglia

January 30 @ 11:10 - 12:10





insight4me is a series of subject specific webinars for current Year 12/Year 13 students. The sessions support students’ current studies by giving an insight into particular curriculum areas whilst affording students the opportunity to talk to different universities and make informed comparisons about how Business is taught.

In this insight4me Business webinar for schools and colleges, three universities, Henley Business School (University of Reading), UEA: University of East Anglia, and Queen Mary University of London, will have roughly 20 minutes to deliver a punchy, topic based ‘micro’ talk. Within an overall session theme of Globalisation, the universities have the freedom to choose their own topic, a topic that links to the A Level curriculum, and use the time to convey the key points of the discussion/debate for the Year 12/Year 13 students. Through the discussion, the universities are encouraged to provide an insight into the teaching and learning experience of this topic at university, and compare and contrast how other subject areas across the Business spectrum might be treated. Students will gain an insight into how these subjects continue beyond the A-level curriculum.

By hearing from 3 unis, students will also appreciate how the further study of Business can vary between institutions, contributing to the depth of their HE research and assisting informed decision making.

Please find details of the universities’ talks below:

  • Henley Business School, University of Reading: Andrew Hull will ask the question, ‘Is the World really globalised?’ Andrew says: ‘I teach a business degree where 40% of our students are from overseas coming from more than 45 countries. The department I work in includes academics from Italy, India, Romania, Germany, Vietnam, New Zealand, Romania and South Korea. I am British but have a French wife and have lived on three continents. It is easy to think that the whole World is globalised but is this just a perception? In this brief talk I will discuss whether the World really is globalised or, as one academic described it, is ‘globalisation’ just ‘globalony’?’
  • School of Business & Management, Queen Mary University of London: James Boote from the School of Business and Management asks ‘Is Globalisation in retreat?’ and will present a brief review of a range of perspectives on the future of the global economy and what it could mean for business and society.
  • Norwich Business School, UEA: Kevan Williams will present Shopping, Brexit and Vacuum Cleaners:  Why every business needs to be a global business’ – Business is all about ‘purpose’ and ‘competitive advantage’, or why does our business need to exist? And how can we do better than the competitors? We’ll explore how our having a global view makes businesses more successful and makes us more attractive to employers.

Students will have the chance to question each speaker and/or offer their own ideas.

This will be a dynamic, fast paced event with the universities cycling between 3 different virtual rooms. The universities will decide how to manage the time but a rough guide would be a 10-12 minute talk followed by questions from the schools.

Suitable for: Year 12 and 13 students studying, or with a possible interest in studying, Business.

Preparation/Pre-Reading: Students may wish to consider the 3 topics and discuss some of the key elements in advance. Students can also think about questions they have about studying Business at university level.

The IT Setup: The setup is similar to Skype, using a pc and webcam, although students take part as a group with the image projected on a whiteboard rather than as individuals in front of lots of pcs. Dedicated videoconferencing equipment is also compatible if available to the school. We will work with your IT department to ensure everything is set up and working prior to the event. The sessions are generally limited to 3 to 5 schools to maintain the interactive nature of the experience. In this event there will be three groups of schools taking part increasing the opportunity to participate.

Booking a Place: If you have a group of students that you would like to take part in this event, please contact us via email or via the contact form at the top right of this webpage (or at the bottom if you are using a mobile device). Subject to availability we will book a place for you. This is free for schools and colleges.


January 30
11:10 - 12:10
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