RBS Wellbeing Lecture Series Promotion

Exciting news hot off the press!  A new series of lectures for 2021-22 has been announced by Richmond Business School. This broad-ranging programme of events has been organised by the School’s Wellbeing Research Centre which aims to encourage discussion and debate on all matters relating to wellbeing research.

The first of these events will take place this Friday by Richmond’s Hamad Khan via MS Teams on the topic of ‘Working with students as partners in higher education’. Here is the abstract for the event:

Student-staff partnerships have achieved significant attention within higher education both in the UK and overseas. This approach is based on the premise that knowledge can be created with faculty involving students, thus giving students opportunities to step out of their traditional role of passive learners. With growing evidence of such partnership leading to enhanced students’ experience and learning, this presentation will highlight the origin, scope, and challenges of working with students as partners.  

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Professor Sabine Spangenberg, Head of Richmond Business School, is pleased to include two inaugural professorial lectures in this lecture series. Dr Parviz Dabir-Alai, Professor of Economics at Richmond, who leads the Wellbeing Research Centre, comments, “We’re delighted to have such an interesting range of events planned for the year.  These talks can cover topics ranging from psychological wellbeing of an individual, via sustainable development, entrepreneurial solutions or educational approaches to the calculation of economic welfare indicators. So, lots of topics in social and human sciences touch on the area of wellbeing in some form.

Here is the full programme of events:

  • Working with Students as Partners – with Hamad Khan
    Friday 17th September 2021, 2pm BST
  • Greening the Central Bank Balance Sheet – Or not? with Paul Fisher
    Friday 8th October 2021, 2pm BST
  • Construction of a Social Welfare Function under Consideration of Conditional Self-Interest - with Professor Sabine Spangenberg & Dr. David Munyinyi
    Friday 22nd October 2021, 2pm BST
  • Inaugural Professorial Lecture: The Future of Leadership Development - with Dr. Carola Hieker
    Friday 19th November 2021 , 2pm GMT
  • Making Intelligence packs using Data Analysis for NHS with Sohil Majmudar
    Thursday 17th February 2022, 4pm GMT
  • Reporting Sustainability – Are Companies ready for what it takes? – with Inma Ramos
    Friday 18th March 2022, 2pm GMT
  • Importance of pensions to wellbeing in the United Kingdom – with Dr. Ivan Cohen
    Friday 8th April 2022, 2pm BST
  • Inaugural Professorial Lecture: Perspectives on the Social Costs of Modern Warfare – with Dr. Eric Golson
    Friday 13th May 2022, 2pm BST
  • Trouble at t’Mill: The Highs and Lows of Community Engagement in Reading - with Dr. Nicola Mann
    Friday 20th May 2022, 2pm BST