University of Chester Talent Show Final

University of Chester Talent Show Final

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Come and Join Us at the University of Chester Talent Show Final!The University of Chester Talent Show 2019 held its first auditions on Wednesday 20th November at Parkgate Road Campus, where performers displayed their wonderful talents such as singing, dancing and musical instruments.Six groups of performers made their way to the Final, which will take place on:Wednesday 4th December 2019 at 6:00pm, at Molloy006 Parkgate Road Campus.The Show is organised by the Business Research Institute China Centre, with support from the Faculty of Arts and Humanities. The six groups of performers will all compete for the top three places at the Final.We will start at 6:00pm with a drama performance by students from the Queen’s School Chester as our guests.The Final Auditions are open to all University of Chester staff…
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Visiting Students from China Shared Good Memories at Farewell Ceremony

Visiting Students from China Shared Good Memories at Farewell Ceremony

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Eight Visiting Students from Shaanxi University of Science and Technology (SUST), China, attended their Farewell Ceremony on Monday the 11th of November 2019 at Churchill House, Queen’s Park Campus. The students were welcomed by Professor Phil Harris, Executive Director of Business Research Institute China Centre (BRICC) and their tutor representatives Dr. Phil Smith and Emma Simpson who gave welcome speeches, congratulating them on their achievements and giving them best wishes for their return to China. Two of BRICC Researchers Ying Zhao and Ann Qian also joined in the celebration and shared their thoughts on culture and education.All students expressed their appreciation of the opportunity to study at the University of Chester, to come and visit the beautiful historical city of Chester and to stay with a local family. They were…
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Challenger banks: still a challenge?

Challenger banks: still a challenge?

FEATURES, steve worthington
In 2015 I wrote a chapter for a textbook entitled “Challenger banks! Are they for real?” The book questioned, in a UK context, whether new entrants into the banking market could really disrupt the status quo. The Australian and UK banking markets have many similarities. Both are dominated by a ‘Big Four’ of incumbent banks whose presence was and maybe still is a challenge for those seeking major disruption. "So where are all these so-called challenger banks now?” In the UK, the Big Four are Barclays, HSBC, Lloyds Banking Group and Royal Bank of Scotland (RBS). Collectively they hold over 70 per cent of the cheque/current accounts, mortgages and SME lending business. In 2015 their ’challengers’ were Virgin Money, Tesco Bank and Metro Bank.  The challengers The Virgin Group was a ‘disrupter’ brand, it…
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Professor Henry Sun – Political Marketing

Professor Henry Sun – Political Marketing

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Marco Polo Seminar Political Marketing: A Forecast On Trump’s Bid for Re-election in 2020: From the Art of the Deal to the Art of Media https://youtu.be/bGOMxjUCxvw Share on facebook Facebook Share on twitter Twitter Share on linkedin LinkedIn Share on whatsapp WhatsApp Share on email Email Share on print Print
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Nominations now open for the High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise

Nominations now open for the High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise

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The High Sheriff’s Awards for Enterprise 2019/20, Cheshire’s most prestigious business awards, are now open for entries. The Awards offer thousands of pounds worth of prizes, as well as access to a network of support across Cheshire and a promotional opportunity for local businesses.The winners will be announced at a presentation evening on March 26, 2020, in the stunning surroundings of Chester Racecourse. Guests will include business leaders, sponsors, judges and the finalists.The winner of the High Sheriff’s Award for Enterprise will receive a free place for one of its appropriately qualified managers on the award-winning MBA programme at the University of Chester worth £10,000.The winner of the High Sheriff Design Award, sponsored by Donald Insall Associates, wins a fantastic bespoke prize of a two-week-long intensive training course in 3D computer-aided design.Winners…
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University of Chester delegation visit SNNU

University of Chester delegation visit SNNU

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On April 12th, a delegation headed by Vice Chancellor Tim Wheeler and Business Research Institute Executive Director Phil Harris of the University of Chester visited Shaanxi Normal University.They were received by SNNU president You Xuqun and vice president Ren Xiaowei at the Administration Building on Chang’an campus. You Xuqun welcomed the guests and briefed them about the university. He said that  British Higher Education was renowned for its high quality and its emphasis on undergraduate education and practice in undergraduate tutorial system were valuable experience for other universities. He added that the similarity between the two institutions in aspects such as school history and disciplinary settings laid a foundation for cooperation, which he hoped could begin with education and psychology and then extend to other areas. Tim Wheeler said that…
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Jiangsu University Seminar with Professor Phil Harris

Jiangsu University Seminar with Professor Phil Harris

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An Academic seminar was held on Monday 8th April, 2019 at Jiangsu University School of Management with the topic of "Internationalization, Sustainability and key challenges facing SME’s: A comparative study of UK and China".  The lecture was addressed by Professor Phil Harris of the Business Research institute and China Centre, University of Chester. The program started at 4.00 pm in the first lecture hall of the conference center where the Dean of School of Management Prof Jianguo Du, welcomed invited guests, students and the speaker for the lecture. After a brief introduction of the speaker by Professor Jianguo Du, Professor Harris who addressed the lecture, stated the objectives of the research on Internationalization, Sustainability and key challenges facing SME’s. The objectives were 1. To assess firm’s Internationalization, Sustainability level in the…
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Research Symposium with Prof Clive Thomas & Prof Peter Shaw

Research Symposium with Prof Clive Thomas & Prof Peter Shaw

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Prof Peter Shaw Research Symposium   We are pleased to announce on Thursday 3rd October 2019 2:30 pm-5:00 pm we will be running a special symposium in Room CRV314 Riverside Campus, Chester.    Prof Clive Thomas This is a special symposium for staff and students within the University to stimulate ideas and advanced critical thinking.Our speakers are Professor Clive Thomas from the University of Washington State, USA who is a world expert on interest groups, lobbying, pressure groups and how policy is developed in modern American government.  Clive is a distinguished speaker, is published widely and has briefed Governments and organisations across Latin America, USA and Canada. Clive will be speaking about “Understanding the Business Lobby in the United States”, a consideration of the composition, operation and influence of the business lobby in the…
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Exaggerating the death of cash

Exaggerating the death of cash

FEATURES, steve worthington
Consumers hear a great deal about the projected demise of cash and paper cheques in the new digital payments world. The Reserve Bank of Australia (RBA) Governor, Philip Lowe, has even talked of cash becoming a “niche payment instrument” while banknotes will be “used for relatively few payments”.It’s a decent niche: Australia has over $A76 billion polymer banknotes in circulation, the vast majority (93 per cent) by denomination accounted for by the $50 and $100 notes, according to the RBA."Countries with different cultures and experiences reveal why and how cash remains a useful and ever-popular payment option.”However this disconnect between forecast and reality in payment trends is not confined to Australia. Other countries with different cultures and experiences can also reveal why and how cash remains a useful and ever-popular…
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