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New Year Update - 9 January 2024



Chapter Sustainability and Employability Working Group Event – 16 January 2024

Partnership with Chartered ABS @ LTSE Conference – May 2024

Watch out for PRME Conference Call for Papers – due out this week


Welcome to our first Chapter newsletter of 2024. It’s quite brief but contains two great opportunities to start your year working with the Chapter in a rewarding  way.

PRME Chapter UK+ Ireland Sustainability and Employability Working Group Event – 16 January 2024, 12 – 1.30pm, online webinar

Our events programme for the year is kicked off by the Chapter Working Group on Sustainability and Employability. Oli Coles, founder and CEO of the sustainability reporting platform, Windo, will offer a presentation entitled Employers' Sustainability Communications; Leading Practices for Young Talent Attraction.

Windō holds sustainability data, including Environmental Impact, DEI (Diversity, Equity &Inclusion) and Employee Wellbeing data for 450+ companies. During this webinar Oli will unveil 14 Leading Practices for effectively communicating a company’s DEI and sustainability story and progress. The session will provide a comprehensive look at the adoption of these practices among FTSE100 companies, whilst highlighting employers from across the globe that excel at each practice and their influence on the job decisions of talented young people. Full event details are in this linked pdf.

As part of the event, Working Group organisers Karen Cripps and Jonathan Louw will also introduce a research project into placement and graduate employer practices they are leading in tandem with Windo. This will also offer opportunities for other Chapter Members to contribute to the project through encouraging employers they are connected with to take part in the data gathering.

Register for this event on Tuesday 16 January from 12-1.30pm here

And do remember our Linkedin group as well

Chapter Partnership with Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS)

We are delighted to partner with the Chartered Association of Business Schools for the 2024 CABS Learning Teaching & Student Experience (LTSE) conference to be held in Birmingham on 14-15 May 2024.

CABS LTSE brings together over 400 participants representing 90% of the UK's business schools. This year's conference will explore: latest innovations in business and management education; how educators are supporting the health and wellbeing of students and fellow educators; how sustainability and climate action goals are being reflected in business & management education; and how business schools are tackling inequalities and working to support disadvantaged and underrepresented staff and students.


CABS LTSE Theme 1: Creating future-fit graduates through innovative curricula and teaching is supported by PRME UKI. 

To ensure that the conference programme is of the highest quality each submission is peer reviewed by the Chartered ABS's Learning, Teaching & Student Experience Committee and other reviewers who are business & management academics and also a Certified Management & Business Educator (CMBE). The Chapter has undertaken to help facilitate the management of Theme 1 in a variety of ways both before and at the LTSE. Right now, if you are a CMBE or AMBE, we would like to invite individuals from Chapter member schools to contribute to the scholarly process of creating the LTSE 2024 conference programme by volunteering as submission reviewers. If you do so volunteer, please make it clear on the CABS form that you are volunteering as a result of this appeal.

Key LTSE Dates for your diary: 

Register as a Volunteer Reviewer – by 08:30 Tuesday 16 January via the link above

Submission Deadline – Friday 26 January

Reviewer Briefing – 16:00-17:00, Tues 30 January, via Zoom, see link above

Submissions circulated to Review Panels – Wednesday 31 January

Completed feedback forms returned to CABS – Wednesday 21 February

Conference and Doctoral Colloquium 2024 – Calls for Papers

The Calls for Proposals (papers, workshops, abstracts) will be out within the next few days. So watch your email inbox closely and, in the meantime, make sure that you have 20-21 June in your diary for the conference and 19 June if you would like to attend the Doctoral Colloquium. Both events will be hosted by and at the University of Exeter.

Chapter Events Calendar

If you’re organising a Chapter-related event or wanting to find out what is on, please remember to check our Chapter Events calendar. Additions and enquiries can be emailed to our PRME Administrator, Jackie Hicken, on

Items for future news updates

Local Network Co-ordinators and other event organisers, when you run a PRME event do send us a short report afterwards (with links to any relevant resources) for wider publicity through these newsletters. Send items to Jackie Hicken on the email address noted above.

That’s it for now – best wishes from the UK and Ireland Chapter Steering Committee.

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