The value of virtual internships as authentic assessment in developing the future generation of international business and economics graduates

Introduction  Personal and Professional Development (PPD) courses in the Greenwich Business School have long contained employability as a key element. In the department of Economics and International Business (EIB), Professional Practice International Business Economics (PPIBE) was the second-year module, divided into two parts. The first term and assessment were employability focussed, the second term and assessment were research project focussed. In the academic year 2020/2021, we changed… Continue reading

Using films in teaching business subjects to GenZ: A case study from Vietnam

Recently when I joined academia to teach business subjects in Vietnam, I faced challenges in explaining complex theories or concepts in disciplines such as change management and organizational behaviour to undergraduate students with a lack of work experience. Before the Covid-19 pandemic, the university invited guest speakers and organized company… Continue reading

TNE Roundtable: Connectivity, Cultural Challenges and Partnership Enhancement

Introduction  The Learning & Teaching Festival provided an opportunity for our transnational education (TNE) partners in southeast Asia and Europe to share their experiences of delivering our programmes of study during the Covid-19 pandemic. Our TNE partners operate in diverse locations such as Vietnam, Hong Kong, Malaysia, Singapore, Zambia, Greece,… Continue reading

Inclusive curriculum design and curriculum co-creation as responses to the HE diversity challenge

A mix of established trends in the HE sector notably widening participation and internationalisation combined with the more recent introduction of a teaching quality audit in the form of the Teaching Excellence Framework has heightened focus on the factors that may underpin retention and attainment gaps between different groups of… Continue reading

Review of Dave P. Thomas & Suhraiya Jivraj, eds. Towards Decolonising the University: A Kaleidoscope for Empowered Action (Oxford: Counterpress, 2020)

This book’s publication is timely: the murder of George Floyd in May 2020 acted as a catalyst for the intensification of many mass movements in search of racial justice in the USA, UK and beyond. Protests and campaigns spurred many institutions, including the University of Greenwich, to release ‘Black Lives… Continue reading

‘Keepin’ it real and Sharin’ good practice’ – Insights from the Sociology and Combined Honours Degrees

Using that Sociological Imagination in assessin’ and feedin’ back A prevalent feature in our programme is the ‘Sociological Imagination’ – a term coined by C. Wright Mills (1959:6) emphasising ‘the vivid awareness of the relationship between experience and the wider society’. This is reflected in our research and teaching,  as… Continue reading

University of Greenwich BAME Attainment Gap Project – Phase 2

At the University of Greenwich we are proud to have a diverse community, where students and staff are supported to achieve their full potential. We are working to address the Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) attainment gap, which has been consistently identified as an issue across the sector over a… Continue reading