Nottingham University Business School
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At Nottingham University Business School, we embed collaboration and external engagement into the way we approach our work, incorporating this into all our activities, including research, knowledge exchange, teaching, corporate social responsibility and impact. 

Our external engagement benefits our teaching and research and is a multi-directional process delivering mutual benefit for both the university and our external partners.

It provides a bridge between the Business School’s research and teaching community and the people living and working in communities locally, nationally and globally. Through our collaboration with partners, staff, researchers and students can start and sustain conversations that:

  • improve the quality of research and its impact
  • increase the relevance of research to the challenges of today and tomorrow
  • fulfil our university’s responsibilities to society as a civic university

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Our external engagement activities are wide ranging - we work closely with organisations, voluntary groups and the creative sector. We influence policy, both locally and nationally, and our student placements are across sectors, and across regions, countries and nations. 

In line with our institutional aspirational values, our engagement activities are:

  • embedded in and representative of our research and education excellence
  • creative and innovative in working for the public good
  • provide ideas and solutions that will have economic and social impact. 
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Business connections

Find out how we work with business

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Executive education

Our executive education activities

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Ingenuity Lab

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Business competitions

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Our people

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We believe that our teaching and research can be shared, enriched and enhanced through partnership working beyond the university. 
Andrew Bacon, Professor of Practice



Collaboration with partners

We collaborate with our partners in a number of ways:

  • Engaging for economic benefit  - we work closely with public service organisations, commerce and industry collaborating with them on research and development and business innovation. We address current skill shortages in their workforce and their need for appropriately trained graduates
  • Engaging for the benefit of society - we work in partnership with local government, the NHS, the voluntary, community and social enterprise sector and our local community
  • Local to global - we use our global reach to improve the international connectivity of our region

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  • Engaging to benefit culture - our expertise in creative arts practice, culture and heritage contributes to the vibrancy and cultural richness of our region
  • Engaging with policy and practice - our academic and professional staff have the skills to address policy challenges facing governments at a local, national and international level
  • Engagement for accessibility, inclusion and participation - we work to improve the social mobility of people from underrepresented and disadvantaged backgrounds



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We are always interested to hear from potential partners to develop new working relationships.

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