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University of Bedfordshire: Business lectures kick off at the House of Commons

Written by Paula Devine | 03 Oct 2012

Leaders from diverse walks of life will be sharing their personal and professional tales en-route to success, in a series of lectures as part of an initiative to get practice-led learning into the University of Bedfordshire.

Launched at the House of Commons last week - with keynote speakers Rt Hon Keith Vaz MP and Naman Ajitsaria Executive Director of Prithvi Group of Industries - the Leadership Futures programme aims to give the University’s Business School students imaginative and practice based management education.

Throughout the series there will be high-profile guest speakers, drawn from a wide range of sectors and specialism. The succession of lectures is intended to place corporate, industry and community engagement at the heart of the University’s vision.

Bill Rammell, Vice Chancellor and CEO at the University, said: “The University of Bedfordshire embarks on an exciting new vision to play a place shaping role in the cities, communities and contexts it interacts with.

“The Parliamentary event for Leadership Futures marks the launch of a high profile guest speaker series that gives our students the opportunity to engage with and learn from inspirational leaders from diverse backgrounds.”

Dr Sonal Minocha, Dean of the Business School, added: “The launch of the series is an exemplar of what our Business School and University is championing – practice as a defining feature of our educational model in which the development of our graduates as future intelligent practitioners and leaders is our central mission”.

If you would like further information about how to engage with the University’s Leadership Futures Series either as a speaker or sponsor please contact Tim Priestman, Business School Projects Executive, on or 01582 743972.

For more information about the Business School, please contact Dr Sonal Minocha on

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Paula Devine

Written by Paula Devine

Paula is Head of Membership and Global Services at Bedfordshire Chamber of Commerce.

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