Economic insights into the upcoming Royal Wedding

This Blog post, written by Dr Jon Seaton, can be read in full on The Conversation’s blog site. “The cost Prince Harry and Meghan Markle’s nuptials on May 19 2018 has been estimated at £32m by one wedding planning company. The cost to the public, however, will be far less than his brother William’s marriage to CatherineRead more

Tablets can enhance the lecture capture staff-student experience

A cross-departmental and schools team from the School of Science and School of Business and Economics received a Teaching Innovation Award (TIA) to investigate how the use of lecture capture can be improved. Lecture capture is very useful to students to review information or to catch up on a session that they may have missed. Read more

Can we alleviate fuel poverty through non-traditional energy services?

Can non-traditional energy services and transactions provide a fair and flexible route towards alleviating fuel poverty and reducing carbon emissions? Distinguished speakers, spanning several sectors of the energy system, joined the EnTraNTS and FlexiNET Team to deliver a conference addressing that very question. Contributions in the relevant literature and divisions of the industry, as highlightedRead more

Career’s Evening talk recap: Association of Business Psychology

On 7 March 2018, an Association for Business Psychology (ABP) Career’s Evening took place at Loughborough University. The aim of the event was to expose students (both undergrad and postgraduate) to the world of work as a Business Psychologist.   The evening kicked off with speaker and student registration, followed by a welcoming and introduction,Read more

Simulation researchers and practitioners meet at the ‘Simulation Workshop’

This Blog post was written by Professor Stewart Robinson. The 19-21 March saw the 9th biennial Simulation Workshop, a conference run by the Operational Research Society.  Around 70 simulation academics and practitioners met for the three-day event at the Ettington Chase Hotel in Warwickshire.  The conference focuses on the latest developments and practice in discrete-event simulation,Read more

Emotional engagement in large group lectures

This Blog post was written by Dr David Roberts. Higher Education has been concerned with the matter of ‘engagement’ for some years now; I’ve blogged on this before, so I don’t want to reinvent the wheel. But in brief, student engagement can either be thought of as being concerned with academic content (the intellectual material weRead more

The Big 4 fee premium for industry specialization in the UK

This Blog post was written by Dr Khairul Ayuni Mohd Kharuddin. The relationship between the audit fee premium/discount and industry specialisation is an interesting and controversial research area globally. Research studies concerning this area have mainly examined the US, UK, Australia, Hong Kong and New Zealand audit markets. Auditor industry specialisation is recognised as aRead more

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