The Briar Chemical Employability Award 2016 – By Dimitrios Dousios

The 1st ‘Introduction to Business’ year 1 module students were presented with a unique opportunity to compete for a place in the final for the modules employability award. This was a newly introduced task sponsored by Briar Chemicals, the region’s leading chemicals company and the Site Manager Tim Green and IT Manager Nick Burr consisted…

Competing in the Final of the University Business Challenge by Toyosi Oni

  Coming 7th out of 291 teams was not so bad after all. This academic year, I took part in the IBM Universities Business Challenge Worldwide where I was the team leader of one of the NBS teams that participated. It is the world’s longest established and leading undergraduate simulation-based competition designed to develop employability…

Graduates of Global Distinction – NBS Graduate making his mark in Sweden

 Part 1 – Elliot Piper (BSc Business Management, 2014) At NBS/UEA, we have an Employability Strategy called Graduates of Global Distinction. Director of Employability, Dr Graham Manville provides a definition of what is meant by a Graduate of Global Distinction. “At NBS we produce graduates that can manage in any sector (public, private or third…

Adnams Employability Prize May 2016

THE ADNAMS EMPLOYABILITY SKILLS PRIZE 2016 A link-up with local employer Adnams PLC has given a great opportunity to six teams of undergraduate students to try out their business skills in the real world with the Marketing Communications Employability Skills Prize. The Employability prize was sponsored again this year by Adnams, the Southwold based brewer…

My UEA MBA experience so far – Abraham Adaramola

  Abraham Adaramola – My UEA MBA experience so far…. My name is Abraham; I am from Nigeria. It’s now 5 months since I arrived on that cold evening in January, it was my first day in England, also the first ever, out of my country.  In the words of the Full Time MBA Director…

NBS Alumni share their experiences with our Third Year Students

On the 20th April 2016, former NBS students who took the 3rd year Entrepreneurship & Small Business (6010Y) module took time out of their busy careers to visit Norwich Business School to share their experiences with our current 6010Y students. They included Megan Rich, Sam Deane, Jennifer Aqwunobi and Nick Yeandle. Each gave a short…

NatWest Employability Prize 2016

For the third year running NatWest Business Banking has sponsored an employability prize for our third year module, Entrepreneurship & Small Business (6010Y).  Module organiser, Graham Manville, also Director of Employability for NBS links it to a piece of group assessment which requires students to develop a compelling business plan for a venture which could…

The Ziggurat Challenge -By Dr Pat Barrow

Every year, UEA staff and students join forces to compete in the Ziggurat Challenge, where UEA schools and departments compete in a range of 24 sporting activities, ranging from Ten Pin Bowling and Athletics to Climbing. It seems entirely appropriate in the season where Leicester City have risen from no-hopers to potential champions, that the…