Newsletters & Reports

June 2019

CML Cast Series* –June 2019 – Oliver Vass

This month we interviewed Oliver Vass, Business Intelligence Manager for BMW UK. Oliver shared his experience of combining elite sports with studies and following his graduation in July 2018 a career in the automotive sector.  

Clip 1: How important is an employer’s support while juggling an elite sporting career?

Clip 2: What is the downside of juggling a professional career and elite sportsmanship and how do you deal with emotional crashes?

Clip 3: What are the trends in the in the automotive industry – a conversation about autonomous cars, ethics and safety

Clip 4: What could business schools do to meet future needs of employers?

*All CML Casts are released via Twitter, Facebook & LinkedIn, so follow us @cmlsurrey or myself @CBRivers and on LinkedIn

CML Programme Development   

SurreyIDEA – Launch, 11th of June 2019

The Surrey Innovation and Digital Enterprise Academy (SurreyIDEA) is launched on the 11th June in the newly refurbished SurreyIDEA Space. The aim of SurreyIDEA is to transform business education in order to transform the lives of non-traditional students who will come into the Business School for the first time. SurreyIDEA will run a range of award bearing programmes ranging from an undergraduate programme in Enterprise Creation, an MSc programme in the Commercialisation of Intellectual Property and an accelerated PG Diploma on Management Practice built around a problem solving methodology.

More detail on SurreyIDEA can be found at

CML Research  

Book Available – Innovate Higher Education to Enhance Graduate Employability

The book Innovate Higher Education to Enhance Graduate Employability (Ed. Bui, Nguyen & Cole) is now available for purchase

Chapter 8 – Developing Business Ready Graduates: Teaching Inside Out authored by Justin O’Brien and Christine Rivers

CML Programme & Staff Development (external delivery)

Postgraduate Certificate in Management Education – Module 4


Our second cohort have almost completed module 3 and will soon start their final module: Management Education in Practice. Module 4 is a 3-day summer school at Surrey. Students will develop teaching skills and also demonstrate these to a cohort of academics on the 11th of July. You are cordially invited to join the workshop presented and led by the PGCert Cohort on the 11th of July, 8 am  – 1 pm including Breakfast and Lunch. If you would like to attend please send an email to The workshop will focus on IR4 –

 If you know a practitioner who is interested in transitioning into Management Education or would like to get more involved in business school teaching please forward my details.   

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