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Mrs. Helen Ure

  • Job title: Senior Lecturer in Human Resource Mgmt & OB
  • Department: Human Resource Mgmt & Organisational Behaviour

General information

Education and qualifications

  • MSc People and Organisational Development  (Salford)
  • Post Graduate Diploma in Management
  • BA English and History (Manchester)

Professional memberships

  • Fellow of The Institute of Leadership and Management
  • Fellow of the Institute of Training and Occupational Learning
  • Member of the Chartered Institute of Management
  • Member of Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development


  • Senior Lecturer, Centre for Work Based Learning, Northampton Business School

Previous roles

  • Learning and Development Consultant to a range of private, public and not-for profit organisations
  • Training and Development Manager
  • Graduate Development Manager (including graduate recruitment)



  • Programme Leader for the Foundation Degree in Business (part time mode)
  • Module Leader for Reflections on Work (Work Based Learning module)
  • Module Leader for Career Development and Planning (Work Related Learning module)
  • Module Leader for Strategic Issues in the Work Place (Work Based Learning module)

Module lecturer on

  • Analysing the Environment (Work Based Learning module)
  • Learning through Work (Work Based Learning module)
  • Reflective Practice for Placements and the Workplace (Work Related Learning module)
  • Professional Development in the Work Place (Work Based Learning module)
  • Supervisor for students undertaking a Placement Year
  • Supervisor to students completing their Dissertation


  • Module Leader for The Effective Manager module


  • Barriers experienced by business undergraduates when considering placement year
  • Benefits of placement year to undergraduate business students

Current research

  • Relationship between work- based learning and the development of employability skills by business students
  • Post-graduate student expectations of work experience whilst studying at NBS

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