Fresh perspective

Wake up and be inspired over breakfast at Aston Business School. 

Aston academics present innovative, interesting and informative advice on business challenges.  Hear the latest research on business solutions shaping  essential tool-kits for strategy and management. Learn our recommendations to accelerate business growth and professional development.

Gain a fresh perspective from Aston.

 

Although Brexit relates to the European Union and is unrelated to the European Convention on Human Rights (ECHR), has the appetite for nationalism shown by the UK public in the result of the Brexit referendum in June 2016 had any impact on the Conservative Party's long-stated desire to repeal the Human Rights Act, which does relate to the ECHR?

Fresh Perspective

Our discussion will address the arguments for and against the UK retaining the Human Rights Act.

Benefits of attending

Hear throughout the talk real examples used to supplement the academic findings.

Jonathan Finn joined Aston Law in January 2016.  He started his professional life at Aston having graduated from Aston University with a degree in Business Administration, French, and Society & Government.

Jonathan completed his GDL and LSF at Wolverhampton University. He qualified as a lawyer with Edge and Ellison Solicitors (now Squire Sanders) in Birmingham. He practised for several years as a qualified lawyer in Birmingham with both Edge and Ellison Solicitors and Price Waterhouse. Jonathan left legal practice to pursue a career in teaching. He completed his PgCE at University of Birmingham and taught GCSE Modern Languages and A Level Law for two years at Great Barr School. He then left secondary school teaching to concentrate on lecturing law. He lectured both undergraduate and postgraduate law students at the College of Law (now the University of Law) in Birmingham for ten years and then at BPP University in Birmingham for a further four and a half years. 

Jonathan is module leader for Constitutional and Administrative Law and Employment Law at Aston. In April 2016, he was nominated by students to receive an Aston Astonishing Academic Award.

Designed to inform. Delivered to inspire.

07:30 - Welcome and networking. Breakfast and refreshments served.
08:00 - Academic presentation followed by Q&A
08:45 - Further networking

Order your free ticket through eventbrite.
The event will take place at: 

Aston Business School, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET

Please see Conference Aston for information according to your mode of transport.

Car parking is available at the Millennium Point multi-storey car park, which is situated opposite the University Campus. The car park charges £2.90 for 3 hours and £3.60 for 4 hours. The car park can be accessed via Jennens Road. If using a sat nav please use the following post code: B4 7AP. A precise description of how to drive to this car park and then walk to the campus can be found by clicking the following link.

For more information please contact Beth Sadler, Business Partnerships.

Designed to inform. Delivered to inspire.

08:00 - Welcome and networking. Breakfast and refreshments served
08:20 - Academic presentation followed by Q&A
09:00 - Further networking

Order your free ticket through Eventbrite:

The event will take place at:

The Colmore Building, 20 Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6AT

For more information please contact Beth Sadler, Business partnerships.

Designed to inform. Delivered to inspire

07:30 - Welcome and networking. Breakfast and refreshments served.
08:00 - Academic presentation followed by Q&A
08:45 - Further networking

Order your free ticket through Eventbrite:
The event will take place at: 

Aston Business School, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET

Please see Conference Aston for information according to your mode of transport.  

Car parking is available at the Millennium Point multi-storey car park, which is situated opposite the University Campus. The car park charges £2.90 for 3 hours and £3.60 for 4 hours. The car park can be accessed via Jennens Road. If using a sat nav please use the following post code: B4 7AP. A precise description of how to drive to this car park and then walk to the campus can be found by clicking the following link.

For more information please contact Beth Sadler, Business Partnerships.
Kalsoom Jaffar is a Teaching Fellow in the Finance Department at Aston Business School.

Kalsoom completed her PhD at Glasgow school of Business and society. She completed her Masters in banking, finance and Risk management from GSBS where she was awarded as best Financial Services Suit student by GCU and Glasgow’s best finance student award by International Financial Services District (IFSD). Her main area of research is historical performance of British banking. Her research also focuses on the effect of changing economic conditions on bank performance and efficiency.

Designed to inform. Delivered to inspire.

07:30 - Welcome and networking. Breakfast and refreshments served.
08:00 - Academic presentation followed by Q&A
08:45 - Further networking

Order your free ticket through eventbrite.
The event will take place at: 

Aston Business School, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET

Please see Conference Aston for information according to your mode of transport.

Car parking is available at the Millennium Point multi-storey car park, which is situated opposite the University Campus. The car park charges £2.90 for 3 hours and £3.60 for 4 hours. The car park can be accessed via Jennens Road. If using a sat nav please use the following post code: B4 7AP. A precise description of how to drive to this car park and then walk to the campus can be found by clicking the following link.

For more information please contact Beth Sadler, Business Partnerships.

Designed to inform. Delivered to inspire

07:30 - Welcome and networking. Breakfast and refreshments served
08:00 - Academic presentation followed by Q&A
08:45 - Further networking

Order your free ticket through Eventbrite.
The event will take place at: 

Aston Business School, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET

Please see Conference Aston for information according to your mode of transport.  

Car parking is available at the Millennium Point multi-storey car park, which is situated opposite the University Campus. The car park charges £2.90 for 3 hours and £3.60 for 4 hours. The car park can be accessed via Jennens Road. If using a sat nav please use the following post code: B4 7AP. A precise description of how to drive to this car park and then walk to the campus can be found by clicking the following link.

For more information please contact Beth Sadler, Business Partnerships.

Designed to inform. Delivered to inspire

08:00 - Welcome and networking. Breakfast and refreshments served
08:20 - Academic presentation followed by Q&A
09:00 - Further networking

Order your free ticket through Eventbrite.

The event will take place at:

The Colmore Building, 20 Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6AT

For more information please contact Beth Sandler, Business Partnerships.

Fresh perspective

Benefits of attending

Designed to inform. Delivered to inspire.

07:30 - Welcome and networking. Breakfast and refreshments served
08:00 - Academic presentation followed by Q&A
08:45 - Further networking

Order your free ticket through Eventbrite:
The event will take place at: 

Aston Business School, Aston University, Aston Triangle, Birmingham, B4 7ET

Please see Conference Aston for information according to your mode of transport.  

Car parking is available at the Millennium Point multi-storey car park, which is situated opposite the University Campus. The car park charges £2.90 for 3 hours and £3.60 for 4 hours. The car park can be accessed via Jennens Road. If using a sat nav please use the following post code: B4 7AP. A precise description of how to drive to this car park and then walk to the campus can be found by clicking the following link.

For more information please contact Beth Sadler, Business Partnerships.
Join SimkissGuy Recruitment and Aston Business School for this interactive discussion led by Professor Ben Clegg. We will discuss the basics of systems thinking and how it can be used to improve strategic operations management.

This session will give you an opportunity to develop your systems thinking skills to make you a more holistic thinker and become more prepared to become an innovative manager of change. A new technique will be demonstrated and an example given.

Fresh Perspective

Management thinking is all too often constrained by linear and hierarchical thinking, but as we all know organisations and business are usually more complex than this and should not be thought of in this way; so why do we persist in doing so?

The answer is simple - because we rarely know of any alternative.

Professor Clegg will provide you with an alternative by giving you an introduction to systems thinking and prepare you to become an effective agent of improvement.

Benefits of attending
A taste for systems thinking, learn of a specific technique, and a have a chance to become a systems thinker; this could give you an advantage over more traditional thinkers.
  • A new way to think about challenging and complex issues in operations strategy
  • Gain a competitive edge on your peers
Professor Ben Clegg's research, teaching and consulting activities focus on operations and process improvement. He draws upon theoretical ideas, such as systems thinking and multi-organisation enterprise management, to implement practical solutions for organisations. In turn practical case studies and insights are used to further develop theory about operations and process improvement.

Designed to inform. Delivered to inspire.

08:00 - Welcome and networking, Breakfast and refreshments served.
08:20 - Academic presentation followed by Q&A
09:00 - Further networking

Order your free ticket through Eventbrite

The event will take place at:

The Colmore Building, 20 Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6AT

For more information please contact Beth Sadler, Business Partnerships.

Dr Enrico Onali is a Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in Finance at Aston Business School. His research interests lie mainly in the areas of capital markets, banking, and corporate finance. He is a member of the editorial board of The British Accounting Review and a Fellow of the Higher Education Academy (UK). 

Enrico is currently teaching postgraduate modules on Market Microstructure (BFM105) and Security Analysis (BFM119), and an undergraduate module on Further Topics in Derivatives (BF3378). He has been a visiting scholar at the Deutsche Bundesbank and has held visiting teaching appointments at universities in France, Italy, and China.

His research has recently been accepted for publication in leading academic journals such as the Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis and the Journal of Financial Intermediation. For more information on publications, click here.

His work has been presented at global prestigious conferences, such as the annual meetings of the European Finance Association, the SFS Finance Cavalcade, the Financial Management Association, and the Royal Economic Society. Output from the research has also been disseminated in discussion papers of the Deutsche Bundesbank and the European Central Bank.

Enrico has acted as a reviewer for the Financial Stability Working Paper Series of the Bank of England and for academic journals such as: Journal of Banking and Finance; Journal of Business Finance and Accounting; Regional Studies; Economics Letters; The Manchester School; European Journal of Finance; Emerging Markets, Finance and Trade; Journal of Management and Governance; International Journal of Banking, Accounting and Finance; Managerial Finance; Physica A: Statistical Mechanics and its Applications; Spatial Economic Analysis.

Designed to inform. Delivered to inspire

08:00 - Welcome and networking. Breakfast and refreshments served
08:20 - Academic presentation followed by Q&A
09:00 - Further networking

Order your free ticket through Eventbrite.

The event will take place at:

The Colmore Building, 20 Colmore Circus Queensway, Birmingham, B4 6AT

For more infomation please contact Beth Sadler, Business Partnerships.


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