Newsletters & Reports

September 2019

Centre for Management Learning – NEWSLETTER – September 2019

CML Community – Cast Series*

Employability, skills development and should academics go on a work placement?  

This month we interviewed Heidi Hazeu, Director of Employability, Surrey Business School. Heidi shares her experience on employability, skills development for students and whether academics should go on work placement.

Clip 1: What does being employable and employability mean for various stakeholders in Management Education?

Clip 2: How shall we cultivate skills and confidence development in Management Education?

Clip 3: “If I had a magic wand” – What would you do in Management Education?

Clip 4: Shall we send management educators/ academics on work placement?

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

CML Community – Celebrations

Congratulations to Justin O’Brien for being awarded National Teaching Fellowship

CML member, Justin O’Brien, Teaching focussed Senior Lecturer in Strategy and Marketing at Royal Holloway University of London’s School of Business and Management, was recently recognised with the award of a 2019 National Teaching Fellowship, becoming Royal Holloway’s third NTF. Royal Holloway Associate Dean for Education, Tom Wainwright stated in support of Justin’s application:

Justin is an exceptionally gifted academic who is unafraid of change and is willing to lead teaching and learning innovation. He is highly creative and comfortable in experimenting and adopting new approaches, horizon scanning for relevant pedagogic research and good practice from other HEIs. Justin deploys a pragmatic and lean approach, engaging both students and staff, to launch new changes that re-shape curriculum innovation and improve the student experience. Professor Bob O’Keefe, Vice Principal, Student Experience at Royal Holloway was also highly enthusiastic: Justin is an exceptional teacher who has been the lynch pin of our provision….he has made a real difference to the student experience. His approach has been data and processed-based, getting the students to suggest and design changes to curriculum and organisation.

If you would like to learn more about the National Teaching Fellow Scheme, Advance HE please follow the link here or contact Prof Andy Adcroft, NTF himself for further information.  

Christine Rivers – Associate Editor, Journal of Management Education

Christine has been offered the role as of Associate Editor (AE) in the Journal of Management Education (JME):“I am delighted to have been offered the opportunity to contribute directly to management education research in this capacity and to support the development of management education scholars globally.” JME is one of the leading academic journals in Management Education and currently rated 2* in the ABS list. Christine will work closely with Editors in Chief – Prof Kathy Lund Dean and Prof Jeanie Forray

CML Research & Grants

SAMS/BAM Research and Capacity Building Grant Scheme

The Society for the Advancement of Management Studies (SAMS) and the British Academy of Management (BAM) have announced that the online application form for the SAMS/BAM Research and Capacity Building Grant Scheme is now available by registering at: SAMS/BAM Research and Capacity Building grants are aimed at researchers who want to develop an empirical research project that:

  • Enables capacity building by bringing together a group of researchers from at least two HE institutions, including early career as well as experienced researchers
  • Produces novel conceptual outcomes based on rigorous, innovative use of methods and by developing original ways of thinking to address complex management problems
  • Demonstrates the social value of management research conducted in the public interest

The maximum value of each award is £150,000. The duration of projects will be between 24 months (minimum) and 36 months (maximum). The application deadline is 30th September 2019, 17:00 (BST). For further information please click here If you have any questions on the entry process, please contact the British Academy of Management Grants Administrator, Stuart Hull, by email at

Journal for Management Education (JME) – Special Issues – Call for Submission

JME has three special issue calls open at the moment, which all are very relevant and fitting with current development in Management Education. Deadlines vary for each Special Issue (1st of September and 31st of October 2019). Please click here for more detailed information (Please note “Click here for more information” in the picture is not enabled.)

CML Events – Invitations to attend & CPD opportunity

Going digital – disruption and change in Business Schools – Workshop with Lunch

18th of September 2020, 11 am – 1 pm

Dr Keith POND, EOCCS Director, EFMD Global Network

Venue: 66MS03, Rik Medlik Building, Surrey

Keith will focus on online course development in the past, present and future and discuss challenges for business schools with traditional setups. For more detailed information please click here: If you would like to attend please send an email to The workshop will include a light lunch and if you have any dietary requirements please specify in your email.

Industrial Revolution 4 – Workshop  

25th of September 2020, 10 am – 12 pm

Venue: 66MS03, Rik Medlik Building, Surrey

On the 25th of September, 10 am – 12 pm David Schulhof (Surrey alumnus) will deliver a 90 minute workshop focusing on Industrial Revolution 4 – what does it really mean for businesses? David will present a practitioner approach of how to deliver a hands-on engaging workshop on this topic. This is a great opportunity to experience practitioners in action post teaching qualification and use this as a basis to discuss how we can deliver engaging workshops to our students in particular first year students. You are cordially invited to join this developmental pedagogy workshop, please send an email to

CML Programme & Staff Development

Postgraduate Certificate in Management Education – Recruiting now for 2020

The second cohort of PGCert in ME has almost completed their studies. The summer schools was a great success and CML would like to thank those who attended and gave invaluable feedback to our practitioners. Students were asked to design a 2hour workshop for first year students on IR4. The two workshops were pedagogy driven and sparked discussions around the future of management education and business schools in general as well as what it takes to engage students and increase student experience.

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 or share the PGCert in Management Education website link:

 If you have any stories/ success you would like to share with the CML network please contact us: & Keep informed via twitter @cmlsurrey.