April 2018

Award Winning LSBM!

It has been a fun-packed, sun-packed, award-packed few months here at LSBM.

We are considering setting aside extra shelf-space to carry our burgeoning award nomination notifications, because LSBM or its staff have been nominated for three awards within the last six months, so we thought we would recap what have been exciting times in awards land (dates below are the dates of the actual awarding ceremonies).

If you are a current student at LSBM, then well done. You clearly made the right choice!

If you are thinking about becoming a student at LSBM, then reflect on the following three awards and what they mean for those who are lucky enough to study with us.

IHEA Award27/28 Nov 2017 - LSBM wins 'Excellence in Student Community Award' at the 'Independent Higher Education Annual Conference'

The prestigious 'Independent Higher Education Annual Conference' took place on 27/28 Nov 2017. This annual conference was a chance for leading academics and thinkers across the higher education spectrum to come together and discuss best practice, network and celebrate outstanding academic endeavour in the independent sector.

We were therefore extremely proud and excited for LSBM to win the 'Excellence in Student Community' Award that was announced at the conference.

The citation for the award was as follows:

"The Excellence in Student Community Award, sponsored by The Student Engagement Partnership (TSEP), went to the London School of Business and Management for the work of their Student Guild, Peer Assisted Learning (PAL) project and anti-extremism Encourage programme."

Cal Courtney, Director, Centre for Student Engagement, Wellbeing and Success (SEWS) at LSBM (pictured on the left accepting the award from Nicola Dandridge, Chief Executive of the Office for Students, standing next to Mark Leach, the founder and Editor of Wonkhe who is pictured in the centre) had this to say about winning the award:

"This is an award for all staff and students who work together to create a really vibrant student community at LSBM. We should all be delighted and congratulate ourselves on this great achievement."

There were five criteria that the award was judged upon, and which LSBM had to demonstrate in order to win, as follows:

  • Building a strong student community that enhances students’ sense of belonging and supports student retention and success.
  • Creates meaningful and innovative interactions within the student community and between the student and staff community
  • Fosters a partnership with students in creating their own student community
  • Empowers students to shape their own learning experience
  • Innovates in advancing equality and diversity at their institution

Our Deputy Academic Principal, Nick Hillman (pictured on the right) had this to say about the unique benefits of studying at LSBM:

“LSBM is an innovative, exciting and unique place to work and study. I joined in May 2014, having worked within the higher education sector for over 20 years, the majority of that time in large public universities, Anglia Ruskin and King's College London. As a small, personal higher education institution we can deliver validated degrees that are designed to best allow our students to succeed to their full potential. Our outstanding Quality Assurance Agency annual monitoring report and National Student Survey results are testament to the high-standards, quality of teaching and levels of support that we provide throughout all we do at LSBM.”"

Student President, Delon Jones (pictured second from the right) had this to say about the win.

"I am enormously proud to be the Student President leading such a forward-thinking Student Guild, and am proud that LSBM has won the 'Excellence in Student Community' award. This recognises what a great place LSBM is to study and enjoy with supportive friends. It is my aim to build on the great work that has already been done at LSBM and take the student community at LSBM to even greater heights."

Geraldine Murphy, Head of Teaching and Learning8 Feb 2018 - Geraldine Murphy, Head of Teaching and Learning at LSBM, was nominated as a finalist for the 'Academic Award' in the '2018 FDM everywoman Technology Awards'

This award celebrates the brightest individuals who are changing the face of technology in the UK and beyond.

The remit for the 'Academic Award' was as follows:

"This is awarded to a woman in academia who has made an outstanding contribution to technology and science and whose work has made or has the potential to make a significant long-term impact in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Maths). This could include using technology to enhance and support research and teaching, achieving technological breakthroughs or leveraging one’s position to significantly encourage more talent into STEM subjects."

Geraldine Murphy, Head of Teaching and Learning at LSBM had this to say about her nomination for the prestigious award:

"I am delighted to be named as a finalist in the Academic Category of the 2018 everywoman Awards, alongside two very inspiring women. It is an honour to be nominated for the work that I have been doing, in partnership with the Learning Technology Team, here at LSBM.

To be nominated for such an award, as a woman working in Technology, is a huge step in bridging the gender gap and encouraging other women to have the confidence to enter roles within the field."


Whatuni Award

19 April 2018 - LSBM was nominated for the 'Independent University' category at the Whatuni Student Choice Awards (WUSCA)

The great thing about these awards is that it is students who decide who should be shortlisted. So this is a genuine reflection of how well LSBM is regarded by our real 'customers'.

Pictured from left to right are: Faye Al-Hindawi, John Fairhurst, Sarah Bailey, Anna Jachimczak, Cal Courtney, Nick Hillman, Shola Fiberesima, Delon Jones and Ramin Nassajpour

Here is how Whatuni described the selection process:

"This is our special awards ceremony where we celebrate the universities that you say are the best. And the only people who get to decide who wins a WUSCA are students. There’s no panel of snooty judges, no favouritism, just the student voice. So, if students tell us their university is the best, then they win. Simples.

How do we make sure the student voice is reflected we hear you ask?

Well, we spend 6 months visiting universities across the UK, asking students to rate their uni on a range of things that make up their student experience, from the students’ union and job prospects to student support and city life, we ask about it all. Then we tally up the scores to find both the shortlist and the overall winner in each category!"

 

Three Independent Measures of LSBM Success

Our success in these three awards is a great reflection of the high-standards that LSBM sets in all aspects of our course provision and student support.

There are also three independent measures of our on-going success that attest to what the awards and accolades we are being nominated for demonstrate:

We would like to thank all our students who have voted for LSBM to win awards, and look forward to many more opportunities to wear our best clothes at future award ceremonies!


Also, if you are a student, then bear in mind that nearly 50% of LSBM students are referred by a friend (which in itself is an amazing real-world 'seal of approval' for what we are doing), but that very few actually take advantage of our existing 'Recommend a Friend' scheme, which could have earned them an easy £100.

So, feel free to spread the word about Award Winning LSBM, and make yourself some money in the process!

 

Stuart Brown
Media and Content Manager

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