Keele University has official opened its new Business School.
The three-storey development has an open-plan layout which aims to enable students and staff to build networks and teamwork effectively. The school includes a 220-seat lecture theatre, a ‘think lab’ study space, data laboratory, cafe and a business lounge.
The school has a financial market trading suite, based on the technology used by leading global investment banks, which allows students to gain hands-on experience.
I’m especially delighted to move into our new home during our 70th anniversary year – Prof Kurt Allam
The new facility will be home to Keele’s accounting, business management, economics, finance, human resource management, international business, management and marketing students.
Take a first look at the facility:
Prof Kurt Allman, director of Keele Business School, said: “The new home for Keele Business School will bring students, academics, entrepreneurs, and communities together to tackle commercial opportunities, create new business models, and work on society’s most pressing challenges.
“I’m especially delighted to move into our new home during our 70th anniversary year and further strengthen Keele’s sector-leading student experience, via the provision of state-of-the-art facilities and an innovative learning and teaching environment.”
The new facility will also house the Smart Innovation Hub, a project part-funded by the European Regional Development Fund (ERDF), which includes space and support programmes for innovation-led businesses whilst also providing opportunities for students and staff to work collaboratively with entrepreneurs and business owners, gaining invaluable networks and experience.
Keele’s business studies course recently celebrated being ranked in the Top 10 for overall student satisfaction in the 2019 National Student Survey (NSS).
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