A message from Professor André Spicer, Dean of Bayes Business School – June 2022

Dear Alumni,

Welcome to the latest Bayes Alumni News after what has been a very exciting few weeks for Bayes Business School filled with success, activity and anticipation.

In May, I had the honour of welcoming the newest members of our alumni community at the first Dubai Graduation Ceremony since 2019. It was wonderful to meet so many of you from the classes of 2020, 2021 and 2022 at last – and I hope you will take advantage of everything our alumni network has to offer.

Another huge positive from the last month has been the long-awaited release of the Research Excellence Framework (REF) 2021 results, which placed us among the top five in the country for business and management research excellence. This represents a marked improvement from the last analysis in 2014 and showcases the strength of our academic faculty. We are extremely proud of this excellent result and how it reflects upon us as an institution.

In the last few weeks, we had the pleasure of hosting a number of in-person events once again at Bayes. Professor Atif Mian from Princeton University delivered the Henry Thornton Lecture about inequality and the role of central banks, while the Global Women’s Leadership Programme (GWLP) hosted its first face-to-face panel event about the role of women on corporate boards. We also welcomed back Bayes Innovate, where business leaders, alumni, students, and faculty joined us to discuss the future of entrepreneurship under the theme ‘Regroup. Restart’.

On the topic of events, I’m looking forward to seeing everyone who has registered for the Bayes Summer Celebration on the evening of Tuesday 28 June at SushiSamba in London. It will be great to welcome our whole community back together and raise a glass to the end of our first academic year as Bayes Business School. Tickets have now sold out, but if you would like to attend, please sign up to the waiting list.

I look forward to seeing you in London in June, or at one of our global alumni events taking place near you in the coming year!

Best wishes,

Professor André Spicer