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The impact of socialising with those in emotionally demanding jobs

Is there any truth in the old adage that 'a problem shared is a problem halved' or could it be the reverse? New research investigates the impact of socialising with those in emotionally demanding jobs and provides tools for managers.
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Understanding others is key to successful mentorship

New Business School research has found that career mentorship is most successful for mentees who are empathetic and able to understand the perspectives of others.

Global Top 10 for the Durham MBA (Online)

The Financial Times Online MBA Rankings 2022 have been released today and the Durham MBA (Online) is once again ranked in the Top 10 globally. We are one of only four schools to be ranked in the Top 10 for each year since the ranking’s 2014 inception.
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Supporting careers in business - National Careers Week

As this week is National Careers Week 2022, we wanted to share with you a range of recent IMPACT articles showcasing some of the ways we support students to succeed in their careers.
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Students win tickets to Northern Power Women Awards 2022

Earlier this year, Dr Joanna Berry, Associate Professor of Entrepreneurship at the Business School, and Helen De Montes, Vice Principal of St Aidan’s College, gave students the opportunity to win tickets for the Northern Power Women Awards 2022 after they were both nominated for multiple awards – Mentor of the Year, Agent of Change and Disruptor for Good.

World Wildlife Day. Recovering the ecosystem - can business play a role?

World Wildlife Day on Thursday 3 March 2022 focuses on the important theme of “Recovering key species for ecosystem restoration”. The day seeks to draw attention to the conservation status of some of the most critically endangered species of wild fauna and flora, and to drive discussions towards imagining and implementing solutions to conserve them.
Reconnecting with nature and sustainable business practices

Does terrorism affect the mergers and acquisitions of companies close by?

This is the question a recent study by Professor Dimitris Petmezas and colleagues from Manchester Alliance Business School and Surrey Business School sought to answer.
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Business Projects can help organisations address issues

MBA and MSc Business Analytics students can focus their skills to address client organisation issues
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Autism is still underdiagnosed in girls and women

That can compound the challenges they face.
Autism is still underdiagnosed in girls and women

Younger well educated social media users more likely to spot fake news

Research at the School has found that training could be an effective strategy to reduce the spread of misinformation online.
Younger, well-educated social media users more likely to spot fake news

The rewards of mentoring

Today is International Mentoring Day, and two of our Durham MBA graduates have shared with us why they decided to become mentors to our current cohort, giving up time to help our students excel.
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London most productive region in the UK

London is over 50% more productive than any other region in the UK, according to new research at the School.
London most productive region in the UK