Southampton Solent Business School wins seat on UK Business Schools executive board
Professor Georgina Andrews, Director of Southampton Solent University’s Business School, has been elected to serve as a Director of the Association of Business Schools (ABS) for three years from November 2014.
As the voice for the UK’s Business Schools and Independent Management Colleges, ABS sets the agenda for business and management education in the UK. It is responsible for developing influential policies and its members benefit from access to data, analysis, networks, publications, funding opportunities, recognition frameworks and advocacy.
On receiving the news of her appointment Georgina said: "I am delighted that through this election, ABS members have recognised Southampton Solent Business School's distinctive mission to provide genuinely transformative experiences that enable our students to raise aspirations, exceed expectations and play leading roles in the local economy.”
The University enjoys an excellent working relationship with the ABS. Earlier this year Southampton Solent was proud to host an event for the ABS / Chartered Management Institute / Quality Assurance Agency 'Twenty First Century Leaders' project and was included as a case study in the subsequent report.
Solent staff and students regularly participate in ABS learning and teaching conferences, events, and development programmes, and look forward to playing a more prominent role in the future.
“My appointment will help us play a more influential role in the development of UK business and management education, and to represent the interests of our students,” said Georgina.
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About Southampton Solent University
Southampton Solent University offers more than 23,000 students over 200 qualifications ranging from HND to PhD, in subjects such as maritime education and training, fashion and design, media and television, music, health, sport and leisure, business, IT and technology. The University was awarded the 2013 Quality Assurance kitemark for quality and standards of teaching and learning. Solent was voted one of the most creative universities in the UK in a Which? University 2013 poll of students. Solent Business School has been awarded the Small Business Charter Award, which is supported by the Association of Business Schools and the Department for Business, Innovation and Skills and ‘gold approval’ by the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA).