S7E2 - Academic’s RAF background invaluable for supply chain course
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by Aston Business School
1M ago
A former RAF pilot and combat base commander is helping to provide a new generation of supply chain professionals for some of the world’s biggest companies. Richard Atkinson said his military background was very “relevant” to his current role as deputy director of the Supply Chain Leadership programme at Aston University. The former air commodore, who once flew Tornado and Phantom fighter jets and was station commander of RAF Leuchars in Scotland, appears in the latest episode of the Aston means business podcast series, presented by journalist Steve Dyson. Mr Atkinson, now a teaching fellow at ..read more
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S7E1 - Jack Miller: From playground entrepreneur to top Aston Martin career
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by Aston Business School
2M ago
A graduate of Aston University’s Executive MBA has explained how the programme helped his journey from selling Pokemon trading cards at primary school to a rising career with a luxury car-maker. Jack Miller, a manager at Warwickshire-based Aston Martin, who also combined an apprenticeship degree as part of his MBA, has already enjoyed one promotion while still on the programme, with another rise up the corporate ladder in the pipeline. He was talking about his experiences in the first episode of the latest ‘Aston means business' podcast series, presented by journalist Steve Dyson. The new seri ..read more
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S6E8 - New MSc Strategic Digital Marketing aims to produce future leaders in digital marketing
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by Aston Business School
2M ago
Francis Mulleady, a Senior Teaching Fellow in Digital Marketing at Aston University, explains how companies need to embrace social media like LinkedIn and TikTok to drive their businesses forward. The programme director of the university’s MSc Strategic Digital Marketing also explains how his course will produce future leaders in digital marketing ..read more
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S6E7 - The future is green - even for funerals
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by Aston Business School
2M ago
Frances Glover is co-owner of A Natural Undertaking, a Birmingham firm of funeral directors that recently benefitted from Aston University's 12-week Green Advantage course. Frances explains how electric hearses, cardboard coffins and a new process of 'cremation by water' are all part of a growing move towards environmentally friendly funerals. She says the Aston University course is ‘invaluable’ to help companies take the next green step ..read more
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S6E6 - The success stories behind Aston University’s MSc in Entrepreneurship
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by Aston Business School
2M ago
Jocelyne Fleming, the course director of Aston Business School's MSc in Entrepreneurship, recalls how one student created recyclable bamboo toothbrushes for hotels in a business created as part of his degree. She also explains how Aston University recently won Entrepreneurial University of the Year for its commitment to entrepreneurial activity, and advised that would-be students needed passion and an eye for business gaps ..read more
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S6E5 - MBA students at Aston Business School focused on their personal and professional development
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by Aston Business School
2M ago
Yasmin Ansari, Aston Business School's MBA careers consultant, explains how students benefit from a module called Aston Edge, focusing on career skills and behaviour science. She said MBA students are fully engaged, with “super ambitious and super driven” career aspirations, and that their courses focus on real-life applications and case-based learning ..read more
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S6E4 - How Aston Global Advantage creates competitive edge in job market
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by Aston Business School
2M ago
Dr Jude Preston, a lecturer in the Work and Organisation Department at Aston Business School, explains how the Aston Global Advantage module gives its Masters students a unique head start in landing their dream jobs ..read more
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S6E3 - Researchers at Aston University aiming to develop healthier workplaces
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by Aston Business School
2M ago
Dr Simon McCabe, a senior lecturer in behavioural science at Aston Business School, discusses how the Healthy Work Research Unit is developing insights and recommendations to industry and the public sector on how to create healthier workplaces ..read more
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S6E2 - Knowledge Transfer Partnership results in boost in productivity for Metal Assemblies
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by Aston Business School
2M ago
An automotive firm has experienced a boost in productivity without having to increase staff or buy new machines, thanks to a Knowledge Transfer Partnership (KTP) with Aston Business School. Iain Collis, managing director at Metal Assemblies, and Professor Ben Clegg, of Aston Business School, explain how the project has succeeded ..read more
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S6E1 - How executive leadership apprenticeships can drive businesses' talent development
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by Aston Business School
2M ago
Tomorrow’s boardroom superstars are emerging from executive leadership apprenticeships at Aston Business School. Discover more about the Masters-level programme from Terry Hodgetts, director of Corporate Client Solutions, and Dr Lloyd Parsons, director of the MBA and Chartered Management Institute programmes ..read more
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