Business school set for double accolade

Newcastle Business School, part of Northumbria University, has been shortlisted for a duo of awards. Two higher education authority bodies have singled out the school's 'graduate tutors scheme'. The scheme has been nominated by the Learning & Skills Council (LSC) for a ‘Pioneering recruitment' award as well as a Times Higher Award for 'Outstanding support for early careers researchers'.

Introduced in 2005, 12 graduate tutors have so far been appointed to help strengthen the research capability within Newcastle Business School. The graduate tutors teach students at both undergraduate and postgraduate levels for around six to eight hours a week. At the same time they conduct research towards the completion of their full-time PhD programmes.

Richard Slack, programme director for research at Newcastle Business School, said: "Being nominated for two such highly esteemed awards is a clear indication of the resounding success of the scheme. Those we've appointed were chosen for their ability and based on the strength of their initial research proposal presented at interview. Their arrival is having a real positive impact as Newcastle Business School continues to pioneer its teaching and research capabilities."

The research interests of the group reflect the underlying subject areas of research across the School. These include Strategic Management and International Business, Accounting and Finance, Organisation and Human Resources Management, Marketing, Supply Chain Management and Leadership.

Newcastle Business School will find out this Friday whether it has won the LSC award at a ceremony at The Sage in Gateshead. The Times Higher Award winners will be announced at the Times Higher Awards Dinner held at the Grosvenor House Hotel, London in November.

For more information on Newcastle Business School call 0191 243 7070 or visit www.newcastlebusinessschool.co.uk.

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