Thursday 4 September 2014

Northampton Business School Cottesbrooke building

The University of Northampton’s Business School is delighted to announce it has been shortlisted for the prestigious Times Higher Education award for Business School of The Year, for the second year running.

The award recognises Northampton Business School’s (NBS) commitment to developing graduates who play active roles in business and social enterprises. NBS’ commitment to an exceptional student experience is paying dividends: 96% of NBS graduates are employed or in further study within six months.

Dr Ian Brooks, Executive Dean of NBS commented: “The Northampton Business School is delighted to have once again been nominated for Business School of the Year by the Times Higher, sponsored by Amity University. It is pleasing recognition for all the good work of everyone involved and is great news for past, current and future students. The University of Northampton is rapidly climbing league tables and making national and international headlines for its ambitious and innovative contributions to Higher Education and society, and NBS is fully supporting that direction of travel.”

Students within NBS have endless opportunities for real business experience. The Business School launched NBS Hot House last year, a student-led consultancy business which is going from strength to strength. Hot House has a varied portfolio of clients, and supports Events Management students in organising high-profile events and multiple consultancy projects for local SMEs and social enterprises. The Business and Enterprise Support Team have secured over £1million funding for the Enterprise4Corby programme, assisting 400 people to start their own businesses – a national exemplar winning further longer term funding to work with disadvantaged groups.

The shortlisting comes at a time when the University of Northampton is cementing its place as a leading university. The University has had success across the board in several Higher Education league tables, and in addition, the National Student Survey and the Destination of Leavers from Higher Education surveys have recognised the commitment of academic and professional services staff to enhancing the academic and student experience at the University.

The Times Higher Education Awards celebrate the best teams and individuals in higher education, and the most successful institutions. The awards recognise exceptional talent, dedication and innovation across the board, from research to widening participation, teaching to entrepreneurship. The winners will be revealed on Thursday 27 November at London’s Grosvenor House Hotel.

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