The new Business School website was launched earlier this year. It’s the first of the University’s College sites to move to responsive templates which are optimised for viewing across a number of platforms including mobile and tablets. The website launch date was timed to support the Business School’s submission for EQUIS re-accreditation and includes new information about the Business School’s interdisciplinary research clusters as well as additional careers and employability info.
EQUIS is the European quality improvement system for Business Schools, its accreditation is one of the most prestigious accolades that can be bestowed upon an institute for Business and Management education. The EQUIS peer review visit was conducted at the end of September, initial feedback from the review team was very positive, but the official result of the inspection will not be revealed until December.
The website showcases the 5 new Business School research clusters which consist of world-renowned academics, research students and distinguished international visitors. The research clusters include expertise from all specialisations across the Business School. The clusters are:
- Behaviour, Identity and Decisions
- Firms, Markets and Value
- Organisations in Transition
- Business, Institutions and Policy
- Sustainability & Circular Economy
Careers and employability is a high priority for the Business School, the new website also contains additional information for students and potential employers. The Business School was proud to be ranked #1 in the UK for Business and Management graduate employability in 2015 (DHLE).
The website has received positive feedback from the different user groups. Work is ongoing to add additional information and functionality. The next college website to move to responsive templates will be the Medical School, with other colleges to follow.
Paul Collins (Web Marketing Officer for The Business School)