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Knighthood for University of Sheffield VC and Management School alumni in New Year’s Honours list

Friday, January 4th, 2013

The Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield, Professor Keith Burnett, has been awarded a knighthood in the New Year’s honours list for services to science and higher education.

Professor Burnett is an eminent atomic physicist who has also played an important role in developing science policy in the United Kingdom. He is a member of the Council of Science and Technology reporting to the Prime Minister and has offered independent advice on issues such as postgraduate education.

He was also recently appointed to the Infrastructure Council which will advise the Treasury on major investments totalling up to £200 billion over the next five years, including on energy, transport, waste, science, water and telecoms.

As Vice-Chancellor of the University of Sheffield since 2007, Professor Burnett leads a University which combines world-class scholarship with the highest quality teaching. He has also focused attention on the impact of a civic university on wider society, and particularly its city and region. In 2011 the University of Sheffield was named the Times Higher Education University of the Year.

Responding to the announcement, Professor Burnett said: “I am delighted to accept this honour, which I do as the leader of an outstanding team here at the University of Sheffield. Our staff and students are drawn from the brightest and most talented people from all over the world, and others see in us the vision, expertise, determination and culture to use that knowledge to make a difference.

“From addressing the challenges of environmental change or the global economy, to treating diseases and understanding the beginnings of the universe, the University of Sheffield is a powerful force for good. But I also believe that the most important transformation we make is in the lives of our students who go on to benefit society in so many ways. It is this achievement which continues to be one of my greatest sources of pride and pleasure.”

Professor Burnett has been a strong supporter of the University’s Advanced Manufacturing Research Centre, an award-winning collaboration between leading companies such as Boeing and Rolls-Royce, as well as over 40 supply chain companies to create a step change in manufacturing. This work led last month to the award of over £37million in Regional Growth Funding to support developments in the manufacturing supply chain, and has led him to be described by industrialists as an exemplary Vice-Chancellor playing a vital role in an area directly relevant to the future economic prosperity of the United Kingdom.

The Management School is also delighted to congratulate alumni Sir David Brailsford, CBE, MBA (Management School MBA, 1994) and Sir Bernard Hogan-Howe, (Executive MBA programme 1999) on being knighted in the 2013 New Year’s Honours list.

Sir David is the Performance Director of British Cycling and received his Knighthood for services to cycling and the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Sir Bernard took the position of Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police in September 2011 and was previously the Chief Constable of Merseyside Police.  He was born in Sheffield and began his career in the forces with South Yorkshire Police.  His Knighthood recognises his services to policing.

We congratulate Professor Keith Burnett as the University of Sheffield’s Vice-Chancellor, and both Management School alumni Sir David and Sir Bernard on their special achievements. We wish them all every success for the future.

Further information:

Knighthood for University of Sheffield Vice-Chancellor – read the full story here
Bernard Hogan-Howe, from PC to knight – read the full BBC news story here


Sheffield Success in Shanghai

Friday, May 18th, 2012

Alumni from across The University of Sheffield and the Management School recently enjoyed an exclusive reception hosted at the Sino-British College (SBC) in Shanghai on 7th May.

Around 30 guests gathered for the reception in the English Tearoom on Campus at SBC, which is located right at the heart of the French Quarter of Shanghai. The Tearoom has recently been renovated and is popular with Management Students as an events venue and a great place to experience a taste of British culture.

As one of the core UK partner universities of the Sino-British College in Shanghai, the University of Sheffield launched a new Business Management degree at SBC in December 2010, with the presence of Professor Keith Burnett, FRS, Vice-Chancellor of the University. This has been seen as a milestone in the partnership between Sheffield and SBC/USST for international higher educational cooperation. The THES world university ranking in recent years confirms that the University of Sheffield ranks much higher than other UK universities that are running major Sino-British JV institutions in mainland China.

The reception began with a welcome from Professor Keith Burnett who gave an update on the recent achievements and developments at The University and Management School and thanked alumni for their continuing support.  Professor Ian Gow OBE, Principal and CEO of SBC and himself an alumnus of The University of Sheffield continued with a short speech welcoming guests to SBC.  Guests then had the chance to meet fellow alumni and speak with partners and colleagues from the University and SBC. Five SBC students who are currently studying the Sheffield Business Management degree served at the event as student volunteers. Guests were impressed by their highly proficient English and communicative skills and also the quality of services they delivered.  The reception was also attended by the Registrar of The University of Sheffield, Dr Philip Harvey; Professor Lenny Koh, Associate Dean for Alumni Affairs Management School; Mr Ian Proctor, Head of Business Development and External Relations Affairs Management School; Professor Bradley Barnes, Associate Dean for Internationalisation Management School.

Alumni Reception Shanghai May 2012 Alumni Reception Shanghai May 2012

Professor Ian Gow said: “As a former Sheffield graduate, and former Chairman of the School of Management and Pro-Vice Chancellor of Sheffield, I am delighted to see the great progress that the School of Management is making and especially its recent AACSB approval making the School of Management one of the very few business schools in the United Kingdom or indeed Europe, holding the coveted triple accreditation in the field of business and management. We are absolutely delighted to host this first alumni event for Sheffield School of Management on our campus in central Shanghai, especially during the inaugural year of the new Sheffield Business and Management degree being delivered at SBC. In three years time, SBC students will be completing the Sheffield degree here and becoming Sheffield alumni. We are also delighted to welcome back the Vice Chancellor Professor Keith Burnett, and Dr Philip Harvey, the very first NCUK Registrar to visit our campus.”

The University of Sheffield has a long established relationship with China and it has been welcoming students for many decades. The Management School is proud to be a part of this collaborative partnership and is very much looking forward to working more closely with our partners in China in the future. “Alumni Relations at the Management School are continuing to develop.  We are dedicated to building our alumni networks and delivering a range of valuable social and professional networking events, and creating a vibrant alumni community that all of our alumni members are proud to be a part of. The reception in Shanghai was a great opportunity to re-introduce alumni and partners in China into the work of The University of Sheffield and the Management School,” said Professor Lenny Koh.

Alumni Reception Shanghai May 2012

The Management School will be hosting a programme of alumni networking events over the coming year and looks forward to further developing our collaborative work with our partners, alumni and supporters in China.

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Guest lecture from Management School alumnus Richard Bruce: Part 2

Friday, May 4th, 2012

Management School alumnus Richard Bruce will deliver the second of two guest lectures; ‘FMCG/Food Supplier: Multiple retailer relations – is it all bad news?’ on the 9th of May, at 3pm in the Mappin Building, Lecture Theatre 09.

Richard Bruce, FRSA, is an Advanced Visiting Fellow at the Management School and graduated from the School with a MBA in Business Administration in 1991. He has extensive experience in supply chain management working with food and drink manufacturers, food retailers, and farmers and growers.

Register now:

To book your place please click here – register now as places are limited.

We hope you can join us.

Congratulations to Bernard Hogan-Howe, the newly-appointed Metropolitan Police Commissioner

Monday, October 10th, 2011

The Management School would like to congratulate Bernard Hogan-Howe on his recent appointment as Commissioner of the Metropolitan Police.

Mr Hogan-Howe will be in charge of more than 50,000 staff, including 32,000 officers. The force, the biggest in the UK, includes more than a fifth of all police in England and Wales.

Mr Hogan-Howe graduated with an MA in Law from Oxford University and a diploma in applied criminology from Cambridge University and is an alumnus of The University of Sheffield Management School’s Executive MBA programme.

The Management School is extremely privileged to acknowledge Mr Hogan-Howe as an alumnus of the School and hope you can join in our offering of congratulations to Mr Hogan-Howe for this well deserved recognition.

Next Expert Lecture: Gareth Davis 05 May

Thursday, May 5th, 2011

The Management School is pleased to announce the next in its series of Expert Lectures.

Location: Halifax Hall, University of Sheffield
Time: 5 pm – 7:30 pm
Date: 05 May 2011

Gareth Davis graduated with a degree in Geography and Economics from the University of Sheffield in 1972.He is currently Chairman of William Hill plc and Wolesley plc, and a non- executive director of DS Smith plc.

Gareth was formerly CEO of Imperial Tobacco Group PLC, where he spent 37 successful years developing it from a predominantly UK business into one of the world’s leading tobacco companies – including leading the successful demerger of the company from Hanson PLC, and its listing on the London Stock Exchange in October 1996.

Gareth will be sharing his experiences as CEO of a FTSE company

A former resident of Earnshaw Hall whilst at Sheffield, Gareth was also a keen member of the football team and is a dedicated Bolton Wanderers supporter.