Supporting our future leaders: Soft skills are the key to accounting success

L-R: Makailla McConnell, Sahamdeen Nuhu, Angela Gao, Rajia Begum, Alice McTaggart

Polish your networking and communication skills if you want to get ahead was the main message to Business School students attending a leadership event hosted by CPA Australia, the Australian professional accounting body, last autumn term.

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Posted in Accounting and Finance, Business School life, Study trips

A helping hand in the local community – get involved in volunteering

Business School Professional Services staff volunteered at the Ronald McDonald House in Brighton, helping to prepare decorations for their 30th birthday celebrations.

By Amy Collyer
Business School Green Impact team member

Volunteering is a wonderful way to get involved with interests and issues that matter to you, by supporting local community groups, charities and non-profit organisations, whilst learning and developing new skills, meeting like-minded people, and opening doors to further opportunities.

Fellow Business School students and staff share their experiences of volunteering and its benefits:

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Posted in Business School life, Green Impact, Volunteering

Understanding the EU from an economics perspective – a study trip to Brussels

As the UK prepares to leave the European Union at the end of January, University of Sussex Business School students reflect on their recent study trip to the heart of EU institutions in Brussels.

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Posted in Business School life, Economics, Study trips

Get on board with global logistics – a study trip to Shoreham Port

In November, students studying the MSc in Global Logistics and Supply Chain Management course had the opportunity to attend a fieldtrip to Shoreham Port. Masters student, Kathy Ng Uyen, shares her experience of the trip.

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Posted in Management, Study trips

Working in finance – my placement year experience

Sam Jons, BSc Accounting & Finance (with a professional placement year)

Sam Jons – Final year, BSc Accounting & Finance (with a professional placement year)

A placement year gives you the opportunity to gain practical experience in topics you learn on your course, with exposure to real-life business challenges, and an understanding of the different tasks people working in your chosen career path do on a day-to-day basis.

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Posted in Accounting and Finance, Business School life, Placement

British Council Global Alumni Award winner Réjane Woodroffe meets our students

Alumni award winner and Business School alumna Réjane Woodroffe (MSc Development Economics 2005) returns to campus to meet students.

Réjane’s former tutor Julie Litchfield tells us more about her achievements after graduating Sussex.

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Posted in Business School life, Economics, Events

An insight into the festival of Diwali

My name is Jimeet Romen Shah, I am currently in my second year studying Business and Management Studies (with a professional placement).

Diwali, short for Deepavali, is one of the most popular celebrations in India. It is a closely followed and celebrated holiday for South Asians. It is the festival which represents the return of the Lord Rama to his home state of Ayodhya after fighting the demon Raavana, which essentially celebrates the victory of good over evil.

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Posted in Business School life, Societies

18th Century accounting provides students with historical insight

(L-R) Hardika Shah, Marina Minsenti, Ahmed Muazu, Xinxin Wu, Eleni Argyropoulou, Arsala Rasmir

Makailla McConnell, Teaching Fellow in Accounting introduces Business School masters students to financial archives at The Keep.

Students from the new MSc Accounting and Finance and existing MSc International Accounting and Corporate Governance courses recently attended a learning session at The Keep, a world-class archive centre, housing the internationally significant University of Sussex Special Collections, the East Sussex Record Office, and the Brighton and Hove Royal Pavilion & Museums Local History Collections.

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Posted in Accounting and Finance, Study trips

Student internship at TIME, Kuala Lumpur, Blog 11: TIME to say goodbye.

By William Hagon, BEng Mechanical Engineering

Four weeks in Malaysia have passed, taking with them any doubts over the best way to spend a month of the summer.  Our final Thursday marked our last afternoon at TIME and meeting with Sussex alumnus and TIME CEO Afzal. We spent a few hours discussing our time with the company and in the country, complemented by the occasional interjection of Afzal anecdotes which never fail to entertain. Everyone on the programme contributed to the feedback whilst Mizi and Afzal considered what could be done to develop the experiences we shared. Being only the second iteration of the internship, flexibility and refinement ensure that every year is more impactful than the last.

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Posted in Business School life, Internship

Student internship at TIME, Kuala Lumpur, Blog 10: Snake temples and nasi kandar in Penang

By Nicholas Teoh, BSc International Business

On the last day of our penultimate week at TIME, we met with the customer service team and had a briefing on our assignments for our final week. In the afternoon, we held a video testimonial with Mizi, our TIME sponsor, about our experiences at the company and in Malaysia as a whole

Being from Malaysia, I felt the responsibility to show my new friends around and take them to the good spots where locals hang out. The next morning we left for Penang, the northwestern coastal state that is known as the food capital of Malaysia.

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Posted in Business School life, Internship