Landa’s story: “Individuality, in a world which makes conformity a norm, is the ultimate prize.”

Landa Mabenge is a Sussex Chevening scholar, MA Gender Studies student and entrepreneur. We were delighted to have him join the Business School as Events and Communications Coordinator for a term this year. His consultancy educates and creates awareness on transgender and gender diverse identities, and works with organisations to develop and implement diversity policies. He talks to us about life as an international student, what it takes to be a leader, and why studying at Sussex was a childhood dream.

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Posted in Business School life

What does it take to be a magistrate? Sussex MBA alumni serving in the community

Magistrates are volunteers who hear cases in courts in their community. They can hear cases in the criminal court, the family court, or both. A Business School MBA alumna tells us about her experience as a magistrate. (The author has requested to remain anonymous.)

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Posted in MBA

Experiential Learning Through Management Simulations

Digital learning provider, Edumundo, recently hosted a webinar on student engagement with an emphasis on experiential learning through management simulations – a type of business game where teams of students manage their own fictional companies and compete to gain market share.

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Posted in Teaching and learning

The age of change: Boosting your employability with the Finance and Technology (FinTech) BSc

Ali Eshaghi, President of the Banking and FinTech Society and second year Finance and Technology (FinTech) BSc student, speaks about his experience on the course — and an internship which led to being featured in the Financial Times. 

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Posted in Accounting and Finance

Stepping into a graduate career with true Sussex spirit

Business School alumna Suzie Eastman (BA Economics 2020)

Business School alumna Suzie Eastman (BA Economics 2020) talks about how her formative role on the Student Connector Programme and taking part in the Spirit of Sussex Award helped launch her new career with HSBC as a Data Analyst.  

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Posted in Business School life, Economics

Calling all undergraduate finalists: Log Spirit of Sussex Award points by 30 April

There are many ways to enrich your experience with us, and the Spirit of Sussex Award celebrates your extra-curricular and voluntary achievements – and it’s open to all undergraduate, Masters and research students. Undergraduate finalists have until 30 April 2021 for logging activities to count towards the award.

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Posted in Business School life

Introducing your Race Equity Advocates

Ife (left) and Gurbir (right), Business School Race Equity Advocates

Hello! We wanted to introduce ourselves as your Race Equity Advocates (REAs) for the Business School: Ife and Gurbir. Ife is in her first year studying Psychology with Business Management. Gurbir is in her final year studying Economics and Politics.

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Posted in Race Equity

Student Society Spotlight: Blockchain Society

We speak to Jacob Joseph (MSc FinTech Risk and Investment Analysis), President of the University of Sussex Blockchain Society, to find out more about what the society does and how you can get involved.

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Posted in Business School life, Societies

Bouncing back from post-holiday blues

By Syed Kabir, final year BSc International Business

Returning to university in January is never easy, especially with gloomy weather, a packed schedule, and a mountain of work to do.

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Posted in Business School life

Student Society Spotlight: Business Society

The Business Society Spring Ball 2020. This event took place prior to Covid-19 restrictions first coming into force in 2020.

We spoke to Jonathan Mendes, President of the University of Sussex Business Society, to find out more about what the society does and how you can get involved, as well as advice for your wellbeing and staying connected during this difficult time.

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Posted in Business School life, Societies

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