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School of Management Highlights 2021School of Management Highlights of 2021

It’s time to reflect on the past year, and though it may not have been what we were expecting, there’s still some incredible achievements we are proud of in the School of Management.

For starters we’ve gained some excellent rankings, in the Complete University Guide (2022) we’re 10th for Marketing and 16th for Business and Management (up from 18th in 2021).

Here’s what else we’ve been up to this year…

New Members of the Team

This year we’ve welcomed over 30 new academic staff to the School. We’ve got new Lecturers in Business Analytics, Digital Marketing, Strategy and Entrepreneurship to name just a few. Along with Teaching Associates in Management, International Business and Project Management.

We can’t wait to work together in 2022!

New Global Student Community

We’ve grown our student population over the past year to include over 50 different nationalities! We truly are a global community with students from China, India, Taiwan, Jordan, Malaysia, Nigeria, Saudi Arabi, Italy, England and more!


New Programmes

This year we launched 3 new Management pathways and 2 new Master’s courses! We’re thrilled to be offering our students such a wide variety of postgraduate courses.

These include:

MSc Business Analytics

Gain the skills and ability to develop actionable insights on customer behaviour, market trends, and business opportunities based on data and statistical methods.

MSc Human Resource Management and the Future of Work

Perfect for students who want to engage, respond to and be part of the global challenges related to Human Resource Management and the Future of Work.

MSc Management (CSR and Sustainability)

Do you aspire to management-level and CSR- and sustainability-related roles within your chosen industry?

MSc Management (International HRM)

Students can critically evaluate areas including cross-cultural management, comparative employment relations and HRM.

MSc Management (Digitalisation and Big Data)

Designed to help students develop an in-depth understanding of the digital environments of today’s organisations.

New Research Outputs and Partners

This year our academics have been working on some incredible research.

Here’s a couple of the highlights:

Dr Raffaello Rossi and Professor Agnes Nairn’s research on gambling adverts to children was discussed in the House of Commons.

Professor Jonathan Beaverstock created a report with co-founder of FinTech West, Stuart Harrison.

New Alumni Engagement

Our alumni are essential in supporting our schools endeavour to inspire prospective students, strengthen student employability and enhance the student experience. Over the past year, we have had a 50% increase in alumni engagement. Graduates have given their time in sharing their career stories in videos and as part of our events series- either at Bristol Connects Live, or the ‘How to get into….’ Careers series. Alumni have also opened the doors to their offices providing placements and research projects for students.

Our exclusive University of Bristol alumni, staff and student digital networking platform, Bristol Connects, now boasts 9,500 alumni and student members who are connecting online to engage in peer-to-peer networking across the world.

Alumni are also enhancing the student experience through guest lecturing as part of our programmes; and bringing the course to life alongside their own workplace experiences. During the pandemic, our alumni supported international students who were stuck in the UK- offering a friendly voice at the end of the phone.  The Bristol Mentors initiative also partners alumni with students to support them throughout their university experience.

There is so much that this fantastic group of individuals, who give their time to volunteer for the University, do for us and our students- and we cannot thank them enough. We will look forward to working with all our alumni volunteers in 2022.

We’d like to wish everyone a happy new year, we’re looking forward to what 2022 has in store.