Personalisation and Experiential Learning
Deeply rooted in our DNA and character of NBS is the way we configure our educational philosophy that combines theory and practice through “Experiential Learning Cycle” which pervades all our courses and is designed into all modules.
Our educational philosophy is based on an experiential learning cycle, which provides an enriched learning environment for our students. Students learn theory and have opportunities to put this into practice, both in university and workplace settings. They also learn how to observe and reflect upon the application of theory and thus learn to improve the theory itself. Students also reflect on these experiences to improve their own skills and knowledge.
We recognise that all of our students are different and you have your own aspirations and goals, different passions and you thrive in varied environments. Our aim is to combine academic excellence with real world impact, integrating theory and practice and keeping experiential learning at the core of all of our programmes. At Nottingham Business School we pride ourselves on focusing on each individual student, despite being one of the largest Business schools in the country.
Personalising for your success
- CERT mentors
- Student dashboard
- Industry mentors
- Academic mentors
- NTU Support services
Personalised experiences you accumulate
- Industry visits
- Consultancy projects
- Study abroad
- Placements and internships
- Continuing professional development opportunities
Personalising how you study
- Study mode choices
- Simulation and case studies
- Virtual learning environment
- Participate in reflective practice
- Digital content
Personalising what you study
- Half year two undergraduate unique opportunities
- Study abroad
- Enterprise Project
- The opportunity to join professional memberships
- Option modules
- Personal professional development modules
- Postgraduate major projects
When you join the NBS community you will be assigned an Academic Mentor. They will help guide you to select what to study and how you study. They’ll support you at every stage of your studies, to select appropriate continuing professional development activities and experiential learning opportunities to fulfil your future career and life ambitions.
Meet Amanda Thompson and Shelley Clarke
Amanda Thompson and Shelley Clarke are the Heads of Personalisation and Experiential Learning at Nottingham Business School. They are responsible for ensuring that all NBS students optimise their academic, personal and professional development and benefit from a personalised university experience.
Amanda Thompson is a member of the leadership team at Nottingham Business School. She is responsible for ensuring that all NBS students optimise their academic, personal and professional development and benefit from a personalised university experience. Amanda’s subject specialism is HRM, in the early stages of her career Amanda worked as an HR practitioner before becoming a lecturer. She has worked in both Further Education and Higher Education and has amassed a wealth of experience in curriculum design and development, teaching, learning and assessment. Since 2010 Amanda has worked in managerial roles in Higher Education.
Dr Shelley Clark joined NBS in September 2016 to manage the personalisation initiative for postgraduate students in NBS. Shelley works closely with the postgraduate team to support the students in developing and enhancing the qualities and transferable skills necessary for their studies, career progression, professional and personal development.
What our students say
I was a Cert Lead mentor during year 2, it was a great opportunity. I met a number of passionate people making the work fun. Additionally, I developed a variety of skills, having organised events and mentoring students. Overall, it’s a fulfilling endeavour within which you can help people and make friends for life.
Omar Bilgin Mawson
I have had the option to choose some of my modules as well as routes that I wanted to apply to during my second year at NBS, and the experience I have gained has benefitted me in my studies greatly. One such route that I applied for my Employment & Enterprise module, was the International Cultural Exchange Programme (ICE) where I could work with and help students from Nottingham Trent International College (NTIC). This experience allowed me to network with people from all around the world, help make a difference and give back to a community, and further boost my self-esteem and confidence.
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