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School of Business, Management and Economics staff win big with University Excellence in Teaching Awards

School of Business, Management and Economics staff win big with University Excellence in Teaching Awards

School of Business, Management and Economics School of Business, Management and Economics staff win big with University Excellence in Teaching Awards The hard work of academics and support staff in the School of Business, Management and Economics (BMEc) has been recognised with the announcement that nine of 41 winners of the University’s annual Excellence in Teaching Awards work within the School. The awards, which invite nominations by students and staff from across the University in start of each spring term, celebrate outstanding…

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Sussex Celebrates Excellence in Teaching and Support staff

Sussex Celebrates Excellence in Teaching and Support staff

Sussex celebrates excellent teaching and support staff Forty-one members of staff have been announced as winners of the University’s Excellence in Teaching Awards. Staff and students put forward their nominations earlier in the year, after which nominees were asked to submit reflective statements evidencing how they met the criteria for the award and including feedback from colleagues and students. School Teaching and Learning Committees reviewed the statements and agreed which of those met the criteria for award. The full list…

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The Washington Post: Why are so many college students failing to gain job skills before graduation?

The Washington Post: Why are so many college students failing to gain job skills before graduation?

Why are so many college students failing to gain job skills before graduation?   If you watch college sports on television, you’ve probably seen the ad for Enterprise Rent-A-Car featuring former college athletes working behind the counter at your nearby Enterprise location. Enterprise – which hires more entry-level college graduates annually than any other company in the U.S. — likes recruiting college athletes because they know how to work on teams and multitask. “We see a lot of transferable skills…

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2014 Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Jean Tirole

2014 Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Jean Tirole

2014 Nobel Prize in Economics Awarded to Jean Tirole written by Ursula Moffitt October 13, 2014 At just after 1pm CET today, The Sveriges Riksbank Prize in Economic Sciences in Memory of Alfred Nobel 2014 was awarded to Jean Marcel Tirole of Toulouse, France. This prize, more commonly known as the Nobel Prize in Economics, was given to Dr. Tirole for his extensive work on the behavior of large companies in relation to market power and regulation. This marks the…

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Top 10 questions for the PhD oral exam

Top 10 questions for the PhD oral exam

Top ten questions for the PhD oral exam A checklist of ‘viva’ issues that always come up When you have finally finished writing a PhD dissertation or thesis, and submitted it to the university for review, you are at the end of a long period of grappling with dozens of tricky and detailed problems and issues. For instance, how to upgrade the dodgy paragraph on page 102; what the sources were for Figure 5.7; or how to best (re-)phrase your…

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All the share available in Poland are worth the same as Time Warner.

All the share available in Poland are worth the same as Time Warner.

Scarce Jan 18th 2014 Investors love the promise of high returns from emerging-market equities, but there are not many of them to buy. Especially if you exclude stakes held by governments, the market capitalisation of bourses beyond the rich world is tiny. Just how tiny is apparent from the map below: in many emerging markets, the value of all the freely traded shares of firms that feature in the local MSCI share index (which typically tracks 85% of local listings)…

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