Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in HE

Bradford appoints graduate employability expert

The University of Bradford has appointed Professor Vishanth Weerakkody to help spearhead the development of graduate employability

Posted by Charley Rogers | March 01, 2017 | People

Professor Weerakkody will join the University of Bradford's School of Management as Professor in Management Information Systems and Governance. He was previously at Brunel University, where he held positions including Director of Work Placements and Undergraduate Studies. He led the ‘Business Life’ Graduate Employability Programme and served on executive and advisory boards.

Prior to his academic career, he worked in a number of multinational organisations, including IBM UK. He has a track record of research and enterprise and has secured numerous research grants from funding bodies such as the European Commission, Economic and Social Research Council, and Qatar Foundation. His research and development expertise spans several disciplines including, management decision making, ICT, public administration, social Innovation and process transformation.

He said: “I consider myself a hybrid professional who enjoys multi-tasking and team work and I like dividing my time equally between student experience and research. I constantly draw inspiration from the challenges facing our society to innovate.”

Prof Zahir Irani, Dean of the Faculty of Management and Law, said: “I am delighted that Vishanth will be joining the School of Management, where he will be leading the School’s activities to support all our students in developing their graduate level attributes through a new innovative career development programme.”

Subscribe to our free fortnightly newsletter and stay ahead with the latest news in HE

Related stories

Bradford appoints Dean of Faculty of Life Sciences

Plymouth Uni appoints Deputy Vice-Chancellor

It's time to get digital

Management expert appointed as new Bradford Dean

Bradford building has highest-ever BREEAM rating

UCL launches new School of Management

Lead by example

Sustainable spaces

Rooms at the top

Education for a Wi-Fi nation

Market place - view all

ViewSonic

ViewSonic® Corporation, headquartered in Walnut, California, is...

Webanywhere

Education Solutions for your School
Webanywhere provide the pri...

Nationwide

Award winning online banking: whether it's current accounts, credit...

Britcab

Need a portable cabin or modular building?

We sell and hire ...

Darlingtons

Darlingtons are a law firm with offices on the North West London/He...

Southstreet

We offer a great student experience - plus a great investment oppor...