Author: GBS Marketing

Open Days promise warm welcomes to anyone thinking of a move into Higher Education in London and Leeds

PRESS RELEASE: 6TH AUGUST 2021

Global Banking School (GBS) is holding two Open Days on August 17th and 19th to encourage people who have never thought about returning to study or further qualifications to take the next brave step.

The Open Day sessions run twice each on August 17th in London and August 19th in Leeds at 10am or 2pm (each session is two hours long).

The sessions on the 17th are at the GBS campus at 891 Greenford Rd, Greenford, London, UB6 0HE. The sessions on the 19th are at the GBS campus in the heart of Leeds; in the former city council building St George House, 40 Great George Street, Leeds, LS1 3DL. Both are free to attend.

If you are thinking about studying, the events are a great opportunity to hear what GBS has on offer.

The events will give potential students the chance to tour the Greenford and Leeds campuses and meet some of the schools’ welcoming staff – they will be on hand throughout the day to offer advice about student support, funding options and the admissions process.

Attendees can gain a greater insight into the degree and diploma courses in Accounting and Finance, Business and Management and Healthcare offered by GBS.

Professor Ray Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer at GBS, said: “GBS prides itself in offering opportunities for all to gain a further qualification that will help boost their career.  We understand that there are lots of barriers to studying if you already have a busy life at work or raising a family and have designed our provision to fit around those busy lives.

“We offer genuinely high-quality Higher Education and our students agree. In the recent National Student Survey 93% of our students said they were satisfied with their course compared to an average of 77% for all universities.”

The team at GBS aims to help students thrive in today’s competitive job market. It provides one-to-one academic, career and pastoral support, offers specialist courses and have excellent links to employers to ensure students can boost their careers.

For more information and to book yourself onto the Open Day please visit https://globalbanking.ac.uk/event/gbs-open-day-london or https://globalbanking.ac.uk/event/gbs-open-day-leeds.

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Notes to editors:

Global Banking School (GBS) is an innovative higher education provider working in partnership with several UK universities to deliver vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in banking, management and healthcare to students often seeking a change in career or a second-chance at education – a chance to ‘create their own futures’. GBS has eight campuses including one in Dubai.

Press release contact:

Rodney Kumar, External Communications Manager

T: 020 4534 0838, E: RKumar2@globalbanking.ac.uk

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OPENING DOORS FOR GLOBAL EDUCATION AND GLOBAL CAREERS

GBS Dubai – Press Release: 20 July 2021

Global Banking School (GBS), a quality Higher Education provider in the UK, is accepting applications for September 2021 at Knowledge Park, Dubai.

Subject areas to be offered include Business Management, Digital Technologies, Cloud computing, Education and Training, Healthcare Management and Construction Management.

GBS delivers higher education to over 7,000 students distributed across seven UK campuses in London, Birmingham, Manchester and Leeds.

GBS offers flexible, quality higher education courses – designed to fit into the lives of students with family and other work commitments.

Operating under the name Global Business Studies (GBS), the campus’ setting at the Dubai Knowledge Park is perfectly located to offer students a range of recreational and retail facilities.

It is centrally located and close to Dubai Media City, Dubai Internet City, Dubai Marina and Palm Jumeirah, all of which are home to many leading busines and creative agencies, both local and international, which provides plenty of opportunities for students.

GBS aims to continue its mission of ‘changing lives through education that makes a fundamental difference to living standards and access to learning,’ throughout the Middle East and Africa and in particular the Gulf region.

The organisation has taken great care to provide industry-relevant courses that maximise the chances for students to achieve their dream career, start a new business or expand an existing one.

An open day is being organized on 31 July in Dubai for students and parents to meet with counsellors, faculty and GBS alumni who can offer advice on choosing the most suitable programme for their chosen career path.

Students can opt for one or two year programmes that can open pathways to complete studies at GBS in the UK or any other leading UK university that is associated with GBS.

Details of the open day and courses on offer can be found on the website and via the email/ phone number given below.

Representatives are also available for discussion on virtual platforms such as Microsoft Teams or Zoom.

We look forward to seeing you soon.

Global Business Studies

Block 18 / Block 5 – Dubai Knowledge Park

Dubai, United Arab Emirates

Phone: +971 58 1698985

Email: admissions@gbs.ac.ae

www.gbs.ac.ae

www.globalbanking.ac.uk

PRESS RELEASE

19 JULY 2021: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Global Banking School (GBS) has achieved a 93% overall satisfaction rating in the National Student Survey 2021 – significantly higher than the benchmark results set by the student body across all categories.

The GBS score of 93% compares to a mean average across all registered providers of 77%.

GBS was above the benchmark in every category, and ‘significantly above the benchmark’ in 22 of the 27 questions asked.

Some 94% of GBS students registered and polled agreed that their course challenged them to do their best work, against a mean sector average of 80%.

When asked how much they agree they had the chance to work with other students as part of their course, 92% who were registered and polled concurred, against a mean sector average of 79%.

Equally impressively 93% said the timetable worked efficiently for them, against a benchmark of 86% – demonstrating the value of GBS’ flexible teaching patterns.

When asked if good advice was available when needed to make study choices on their course, 93% of GBS students who were registered and polled agreed, against a mean sector average of 74%.

Professor Ray Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer of GBS, said: “I am delighted that our students find our courses not only meet but exceed their expectations across the board.

“I am particularly pleased to see overall teaching quality (teaching on my course) rated at 93% against a mean sector average of 83%.

“Our aim is to always offer a high-quality education alongside the best start-to-finish support possible.

“We want to offer our students direction towards the career they always wanted, and to help their confidence and enjoyment of the studying process as much as they can.

“It is fantastic to see this evidenced in the NSS 2021 feedback from our students.”

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Notes to editors:

Global Banking School (GBS) is an innovative higher education provider working in partnership with several UK universities to deliver vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in banking, management and healthcare to students often seeking a change in career or a second-chance at education – a chance to ‘create their own futures’. GBS has eight UK campuses and one in Dubai.

The NSS gathers students’ opinions on the quality of their courses, in order to inform prospective students’ choices, provide data that supports universities and colleges to improve the student experience, support public accountability.

Every university in the UK takes part in the NSS, as do many colleges. The NSS asked 27 different questions to students in their survey, which takes in every higher and further education provider in the country. More than 332,000 students took part in the current survey.

Press release contact:
Rodney Kumar, Senior Communications Manager
T: 020 4534 0838, E: RKumar2@globalbanking.ac.uk
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GBS CELEBRATES ITS LATEST GRADUATES AT SPECIAL CEREMONY IN LONDON

PRESS RELEASE

16 JULY 2021: FOR IMMEDIATE ISSUE

Global Banking School marks the graduation of its latest masters degree students at Canary Wharf campus

Global Banking School (GBS) was proud to celebrate the achievements of its latest MA graduates, who graduated at a special ceremony at the organisation’s Canary Wharf campus.

The students have been studying for a Masters Degree in International Business at GBS in association with Leeds Trinity University.

In attendance to deliver the commencement address was Stanley Johnson, former MEP and Chair of the GBS Advisory Board. He said: “As the Chair of GBS Advisory Board, I am absolutely delighted to be able to be present today at this important celebration.

“It is absolutely brilliant that the students who are here today, as well as others who are not able to be with us, have successfully concluded their Masters Degree in International Business at GBS and that they have indeed been awarded the Masters Degree in association with Leeds Trinity University.

“So our thanks today to the wonderful team from Leeds Trinity University. May I take this opportunity to say good luck to you all and may you be as fulfilled in later life as you clearly have been during your time with GBS.”

Professor Ray Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer, added: “We are immensely proud of our new graduates. Today we celebrate with them the achievement of graduating with a Masters degree. They have grasped the opportunity that a GBS education can provide and we are confident that they will now go on to achieve even more in their careers. We wish them every success for the future.”

For more information about GBS visit https://globalbanking.ac.uk/

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Press release contact:
Rodney Kumar, Senior Communications Manager
T: 020 4534 0838, E: RKumar2@globalbanking.ac.uk
Social media:
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GBS ‘LEEDS’ THE WAY FOR RECRUITMENT!

Innovative provider of Higher Education brings new employment opportunities to the city

PRESS RELEASE

24 JUNE 2021: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Global Banking School (GBS), which has just added Leeds to its growing list of UK campuses, has launched a major staff recruitment drive in the city.

Taking over St George House in Great George Street from Leeds City Council, GBS expects to be teaching up to 4,000 students a week in the 41,000 sq ft building.

GBS offers quality higher education courses in banking/finance, healthcare, computing and business, with a flexible approach, designed to fit around the lives of students with family and other work commitments.

GBS has a variety of great career opportunities on offer including lecturers, IT staff, cleaners, admin staff, admission officers, security staff and HR officers. A full list of our vacancies are here: https://globalbanking.ac.uk/jobs

Professor Ray Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer at GBS, said: “We are delighted to be in Leeds and to be able to open up some fantastic employment opportunities in the city. We are looking for enthusiastic, talented people to join the GBS family; people who share our passion for education, changing lives and contributing to society.

“We certainly look forward to welcoming our first wave of students in September and need to make sure we have a great group of staff who will enable our students to change their lives through education.”

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Notes to editors:

Global Banking School (GBS) is an innovative higher education provider working in partnership with several UK universities to deliver vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in banking, management and healthcare to students often seeking a change in career or a second-chance at education – a chance to ‘create their own futures’. GBS has eight campuses including one in Dubai.

Press release contact:
Rodney Kumar, Senior Communications Manager
T: 020 4534 0838, E: RKumar2@globalbanking.ac.uk
Social media:
Facebook – facebook.com/gbsknowledge
Twitter – @GBSknowledge
Instagram – @GBSknowledge
LinkedIn – linkedin.com/school/gbsknowledge/

GBS APPOINTS INAUGURAL PROVOST

Professor to lead long-term academic direction for fast-growing higher education establishment

PRESS RELEASE

21 JUNE 2021: FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Global Banking School is delighted to announce the appointment of its first Provost, Professor Donna Whitehead.

Professor Whitehead joins GBS from London Metropolitan University where she is currently Deputy Vice Chancellor.

In an illustrious career, Professor Whitehead has held senior positions at the University of the West of England as Pro-Vice Chancellor, University of South Wales as Deputy Dean and University of Sunderland as Team Leader of Law.  She also studied at the New York Bar to qualify as an attorney at law in 2009.

On her appointment Professor Ray Lloyd, Chief Executive Officer at GBS, said: “We are absolutely delighted to have secured the talents of such an outstanding academic leader to be our first Provost.

“As GBS continues to grow and develop Professor Whitehead will play a key role in ensuring that the education we provide to our students continues to be outstanding and that we are able to meet our key strategic objectives.

Professor Whitehead said: “I am delighted to be joining GBS at such an exciting time for the organisation. I’m really looking forward to working with all of the staff and students to deliver an exceptional experience for everyone at GBS. I feel privileged to join such a talented team.”

Professor Whitehead takes up her new position at GBS in November.

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Notes to editors:

Global Banking School (GBS) is an innovative higher education provider working in partnership with several UK universities to deliver vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in banking, management and healthcare to students often seeking a change in career or a second-chance at education – a chance to ‘create their own futures’. GBS has eight campuses including one in Dubai.

Press release contact:
Rodney Kumar, Senior Communications Manager
T: 020 4534 0838, E: RKumar2@globalbanking.ac.uk
Social media:
Facebook – facebook.com/gbsknowledge
Twitter – @GBSknowledge
Instagram – @GBSknowledge
LinkedIn – linkedin.com/school/gbsknowledge/

Higher education provider announces plans for opening its new campus in Leeds

Global Banking School (GBS), one of the fastest growing Higher Education providers in the UK, has announced it will be opening its latest UK campus in the heart of Leeds this autumn.

Taking over a 41,000 sq ft building in Great George Street, GBS aims to continue its mission of ‘changing lives through education that makes a fundamental difference to living standards and access to learning’ throughout the community in Leeds and beyond.

The building, formerly occupied by Leeds City Council, will accommodate up to 1,000 students at any one time.

Students will have access to all the latest facilities to ensure a positive study environment, including a state-of-art IT suite, library and dedicated study zones.

GBS has been established since 2010 and so far has four campuses in London, one in Birmingham and one in Manchester. More are set to be announced in the coming months.

GBS offers flexible, quality higher education courses in the fields of banking/finance, healthcare and business management – designed to fit into the lives of students with family and other work commitments.

The organisation has taken great care to provide industry-relevant courses that maximise the chances for students to achieve their dream career, start a new business or expand an existing one.

Professor Ray Lloyd, GBS Chief Executive Officer, said: “Having lived and worked in Leeds for many years I know that it is a fantastic city, one of the most exciting and dynamic in the UK and we are delighted to be able to contribute to its continued development.

“Our fundamental belief is that higher education is something that should be accessible to everyone who can benefit from it and we work hard to remove the barriers that can get in the way once people are at work or have families to bring up – GBS is here to help those in Leeds who have the dream of bettering their lives, and a qualification with us helps them move one step closer to that.”

Leeds City Council has offered GBS a warm welcome at a recent round table meeting the company held in the city.

Councillor Abigail Marshall-Katung, Lead Member for BAME communities, said: “Education is a huge part of our community, and we are pleased to see what you can offer. We want to see how we can assist GBS into our city, and how we can partner with yourselves.”

The Leeds campus is opening in June, ready to start teaching the first cohort of students in September.

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Notes to editors:

Global Banking School (GBS) is an innovative higher education provider working in partnership with several UK universities to deliver vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in banking, management and healthcare to students often seeking a change in career or a second-chance at education – a chance to ‘create their own futures’. GBS has eight UK campuses and one in Dubai.

Press release contact:
Rodney Kumar, Senior Communications Manager
T: 020 4534 0838, E: RKumar2@globalbanking.ac.uk
Social media:
Facebook – facebook.com/gbsknowledge
Twitter – @GBSknowledge
Instagram – @GBSknowledge
LinkedIn – linkedin.com/school/gbsknowledge/

PRESS RELEASE
6 MAY 2021: FOR IMMEDIATE ISSUE

Higher education provider bucks the trend for UK employment

Global Banking School (GBS), the fast-growing higher education provider in the UK, has launched its biggest-ever job recruitment drive, searching for fresh talent across the country.

GBS is poised to take in thousands of new students to study in the fields of healthcare, business/finance and management across its six campuses this year – and is now looking for a host of new people keen to take the next step in their careers in higher education.

GBS specialises in offering flexible courses in these areas to help students achieve industry-relevant qualifications, which will make a real difference to their lives.
The vacancies are available at the organisation’s three London campuses (at Greenford, Olympic Park and Docklands) as well as its facilities in Leeds, Birmingham and Manchester. In particular, GBS is looking for:

• Lecturers
• Customer Relations Officers
• Student Support Specialists
• Admission Officers

Benefits of working for GBS include:

• Competitive salary
• Performance related bonus
• Flexible approach to work life balance
• Employee discounts and recognition platform
• Opportunity to develop within a growing company

Professor Ray Lloyd, Chief Executive of GBS, said: “For anyone in these areas, GBS has something new and different to offer you.

“We have flexible teaching arrangements fitting in with the modern ways students now work, utilising the best technology to facilitate that. Our campuses are state-of-the-art, providing a happy teaching and learning experience for tutors, staff and students alike.”

He added: “With a new and modern management structure, there are plenty of opportunities for career development – and for the right candidate with enthusiasm and passion, the joining package could meet and exceed expectations. We are proud to say that we are an organisation that both values and rewards high performance.”

Ray concluded: “This is the perfect time to join us as we continue to rapidly grow and develop, and the chance to shape your environment in a way that few have had the opportunity before. We urge anyone interested to get in touch as soon as they can.”

If you are interested, please visit https://globalbanking.ac.uk/jobs where you will find the procedure for applying and a full list of all vacancies.

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Notes to editors:

Global Banking School (GBS) is an innovative higher education provider working in partnership with several UK universities to deliver vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in banking, management and healthcare to students often seeking a change in career or a second-chance at education – a chance to ‘create their own futures’. GBS has five campuses with plans for two more in the UK and overseas.

Press release contact:

Rodney Kumar, Senior Communications Manager
T: 020 4534 0838, E: RKumar2@globalbanking.ac.uk
Social media:
Facebook – facebook.com/gbsknowledge
Twitter – @GBSknowledge
Instagram – @GBSknowledge
LinkedIn – linkedin.com/school/gbsknowledge/

Higher Education provider Global Banking School continued its ‘An interview with…’ series into 2021, hosting its first guest of the year: literary journalist Suzi Feay.

Feay, who is the radio and TV critic for the Financial Times, spoke to GBS Communications Director and Editor of The London Magazine Dr Steven O’Brien about a host of topics, including the differences between writing and editing, the importance of reading newspapers and books in an age dominated by social media, some of the famous people she has interviewed – and even what she looks for in a CV.

In addition to writing regularly for publications such as the FT and the Guardian, Feay also teaches journalism at Brunel University and initially worked as a sub-editor before the writing part of her career took off. She stressed how important it is for students to shift to “editing mode” once they have finished writing their work, adding that it was essential for everyone – students, and even professional writers such as journalists and poets – to edit their written work before submitting it.
Speaking of the turbulent events of the past year, Feay lamented the decline of the traditional print newspaper. In an age where people are increasingly getting their news from social media, she believed the traditional media forms could offer a more sane and sober antidote to the plethora of misinformation.

“A newspaper will have a health correspondent who has such an array of experts at their fingertips,” she said. “That is what newspapers have traditionally done… they will have an education correspondent… an environment correspondent – people who are really at the top of their field.”

Feay also urged GBS students to pick up – and read! – novels, describing them as “empathy machines” and “agents for social change”. Simply by reading great works of literature, she said, students would improve their writing, vocabulary, and punctuation: “The magic works even if you hate it. With great works of literature, they read you.”

For those students starved for time, Feay recommended poetry or short stories for a speedier dose of literary cultivation.

For those students seeking new professional roles, Feay, who during her career has had to plough through countless CVs, recommends highlighting unique interests – even if yours are clog dancing! – in one’s application.

“A lot of CVs are virtually identical; people seem exactly the same and they often seem equally brilliant…So it’s good to stand out, even be a little bit odd, be a little unusual.”

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Press Release Contact: Rodney Kumar, Senior Communications Manager, GBS
Date: 7 May 2021
Phone: +44 (0) 20 7539 3548
Email: RKumar2@globalbanking.ac.uk

Greenford

Greenford

PRESS RELEASE

28 APRIL 2021: FOR IMMEDIATE ISSUE

Fast-expanding higher education establishment gets ready to open in Greenford this summer

Global Banking School (GBS) is all set to open its brand-new campus in Greenford in London this summer, the latest in its fast-expanding roster of teaching facilities across the country.

GBS offer flexible, quality higher education courses in the fields of banking/finance, healthcare and business management. The organization has taken great care to provide industry-relevant courses that maximise the chances of gaining their dream career, starting a new business or expanding their existing business.

GBS has taken over 68,759 sq ft at 891 Greenford Road, and has spent the past few months transforming it into a modern and welcoming learning facility.

The Greenford campus will allow another 5,000 students to benefit from studying with GBS and comprises a host of well-equipped classrooms and lecture theatres.

Other facilities include cafeteria, student common rooms, study areas, learning resource centre, computer labs, library, multi-faith prayer room and cycle park.

GBS takes pride in its approach to the welfare of its students and its goal to integrate into the communities it establishes in.

In the past two years staff numbers within GBS have grown from 50 to over 300, and the organisation is still actively seeking to fill numerous additional vacancies including teaching and customer service personnel.

The Greenford campus will become GBS’ fifth facility in the UK, alongside the Canary Wharf and Olympic Park campuses in East London, the Universal Square campus in Manchester and the Fazeley Street campus in Birmingham.

Professor Ray Lloyd, Chief Executive of GBS, said: “The opening of the Greenford campus is great news during a time that has been so difficult for the nation, providing jobs for the community and a modern learning facility for our students.

“We firmly believe that GBS is different in that we see our campuses as a part of the neighbourhood they are in, offering employment and study opportunities for the local communities. We want to fully integrate into our surroundings, as well as do what we do best – offer flexible courses for those wanting to take advantage of the opportunities education can bring.

“I am certain our students, neighbours, local community leaders and staff will all find a warm welcome when they set foot inside the Greenford campus.”

The Greenford campus will open fully as soon as Government Covid-19 guidelines allow.

For more information about job opportunities at GBS please see https://globalbanking.ac.uk/jobs or visit our website at https://globalbanking.ac.uk/

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Notes to editors:

Global Banking School (GBS) is an innovative higher education provider working in partnership with several UK universities to deliver vocational, undergraduate and postgraduate programmes in banking, management and healthcare to students often seeking a change in career or a second-chance at education – a chance to ‘create their own futures’. GBS has five campuses with plans for two more in the UK and overseas.

Press release contact:

Rodney Kumar, Senior Communications Manager

T: 020 4534 0838, E: RKumar2@globalbanking.ac.uk

Social media:

Facebook – facebook.com/gbsknowledge

Twitter – @GBSknowledge

Instagram – @GBSknowledge

LinkedIn – linkedin.com/school/gbsknowledge/