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Alistair Allen

Alastair Allen

Programme Leader

Nottingham Business School

Staff Group(s)
Department of Marketing

Role

I am the Couse Leader for the BA Joint Honours Business Management & Marketing – NBS’ largest undergraduate course.  As such, I am responsible for recruitment, progression and retention of students as well as for their welfare while with us.  I ensure the currency and the effectiveness of the Course. I also need to enthuse, cajole and persuade various colleagues to help to make the Course successful.  As a Module Leader, I ensure that the content of the module is relevant, up-to-date and research-driven, as well as developing and providing teaching materials to the team.  I am also a member of the University’s Validation and Services Subcommittee which oversees the provision of degrees delivered by other institutions.  Externally, I am an active member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing – and also an examiner on its Marketing Communications module, and an external Examiner at the Universities of Bedford and Sunderland.

Over a 25-year career in business I rose from being a marketing assistant to director of a division of a major consumer organisation.  My experiences inform my teaching as I was able to travel extensively and learn many skills such as negotiation, brand management and leadership.  I am fluent in German and French and have a working knowledge of Spanish.

Career overview

Over a 25 year career in business Alastair rose from being a marketing assistant to director of a division of a major consumer organisation.  His experiences inform his teaching as he was able to travel extensively and learn many skills such as negotiation, brand management and leadership.

Research areas

Alastair’s recent Doctorate was in the field of Sustainable education.  He now wishes to develop a better understanding of students and intends to develop research in this area.

External activity

Alastair is an active member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing.