The Debt-Financed Repurchase Craze: A New Normal?

Share repurchases or buybacks refer to the distribution of profits to existing shareholders through the purchase of shares already held by the shareholders. Several factors underlie the share repurchase phenomenon. Corporates repurchase their shares as a way of signalling positive information to the market about the prospects of the company since cash-rich firms would normally […]

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Tom’s next chapter will be at PwC

So as another year ends and a new one is in sight, Zoe caught up with Tom Ramsden who has just completed his Accounting and Finance Management degree  to see what he has in store after university life. Tom will be starting a new chapter at the beginning of September with the top accounting firm PwC. The competition is tough, hard […]

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Building a digital environment to support the development of your students’ capabilities.

Kirsty Blount attended the ‘Connect More’ conference in Bristol supported by Jisc to review how to implement digital capabilities into the syllabus and workplace. Kirsty said I often think ‘my students are of the digital generation and are more capable than myself at using technology’. However at the conference statistics were analysed which confirmed students are […]

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MTD on hold until 2020

The announcement on 13 July 2017 that the rollout of MTD for business was to be pushed back to 2020 came as a big surprise to everyone, including the software development support team at HMRC. That statement says: “The Government will not widen the scope of MTD beyond VAT before the system has been shown to […]

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What are real options?

Companies have invested in real assets for centuries, usually with the help of their astute decision makers. With modern theories of asset pricing and investment appearing in the early and mid– twentieth century, we had consistent methods of analysis at hand that could combine the available information and take transparent steps towards clarity in investment […]

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Festival of Learning

UOG held their first festival of learning this week, with academics from the university and all over the country coming together to listen, learn  and develop best practice for our students.

The day was kicked off with guest speaker Donna Lanclos anthropologist from UNC Charlotte, focusing on ‘Active Learning’  which engages students in the learning process. In short, active learning requires students to do meaningful learning activities and think about what they are doing rather than traditionally of listening to the lecturer. The lecturer becomes more of the facilitator and the students take on more of an active role.

Throughout the day we heard from many lectures from UOG who shared their experiences and hard work that had been implemented into their modules over the past year. The Accounting and Finance team showcased their eLearning project, which has involved Archan, Daniel, Kirsty and Charles who have all successfully incorporated eLearning into their modules to improve the experience for our students.eLearning poster 1617 A1 - Copy.jpg

Kirsty has always been an advocate for eLearning with over 10 years experience of online lecturing, her experience was invaluable for the team to get up to speed with modern technology. Kirsty uses eLearning to work through questions and answers in her management accounting classes on an interactive whiteboard, which ensures contact time is being maximised because it’s capturing the information there and then for students to work with.

We have had great feedback from students since the use of Padlet, Kahoot, Socrative and the surface pro have been implemented in the classroom and the accounting and finance team believe this will only enhance students experience and the learning environment.




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