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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
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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:

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Twitter – @GBSknowledge

Instagram – @GBSknowledge

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Higher education provider Global Banking School (GBS) continued on 26 November its ‘An interview with… series, hosting renowned cardiologist Dr Mark Signy. 

Signy, who has spent four decades as a cardiologist, spoke to GBS Communications Director and Editor of The London Magazine Dr Steven O’Brien about the advances he has witnessed in the field during his long career. He also discussed the benefits of working in the healthcare sector and the new Covid-19 vaccines. 

Dr Signy was initially interested in forensic pathologya branch of medicine often featured on detective shows. However, despite the “star appeal” of this specialityhe quickly switched his interest to cardiology, the branch of medicine which deals with diseases of the heart and blood circulation. 

Describing himself as a “sort of stent doctor”, Signy discussed one of the most significant developments that have taken place during his career: the use of stenting, a medical procedure often performed when patient is rushed to hospital with heart attack. Signy said the procedure has helped decrease the mortality rate among heart attack patients from 20% during the 1970s to 3-4% today.  

Addressing GBS students studying healthcare courses, and those considering working in the sector, Signy was infectious: “Tell all your students: they’re going to love their life; it’s brilliant fun.”  

Signy was also optimistic about the Covid-19 vaccines that have recently been announced“These vaccines look astonishingly promising,” he said, adding that if the vaccines can be rolled out quickly we should be able to return to a normal life next summer.” 


Higher education provider Global Banking School (GBS) continued on 14 October its ‘An interview with…’ series, hosting modern-day renaissance man Yogesh Patel, MBE.

Patel, an award-winning (trilingual) poet, journalist, writer, accountant, activist, and qualified optometrist, discussed a range of fascinating topics with Dr Stephen O’Brien, GBS’s Communications Director and Editor of The London Magazine.

Recounting his engrossing journey – from his arrival in the UK, when he was detained at Harmondsworth’s immigration detention facility, to the present day, when this year he was included on the Queen’s New Year’s Honours List for his services to literature – Patel offered a plethora of invaluable insights and advice on career progression, perseverance, and how to live a full life.

Speaking of his initial difficult period in the UK, Patel said that “rather than sulk, I started thinking about the future” – and what he wanted to do with his life.

Within days of his release Patel had landed a job at luxury department store Harrod’s, eventually moving on to opticians chain Dollond & Aitchison where, despite being a certified optometrist, he took on a role he was overqualified for, as he had to wait until completing his conversion courses to practice optometry in the UK.

“Sometimes one has to compromise,” said Patel. “Changes in life happen, and you can’t just sit back. Some of your students might also come across this – in their careers as well. It’s just a part of life. The key thing is to get over it and start working on it.”

Patel then joined the pharmacy chain Boots, then set up his own practice and, in the 1970s, began writing poetry.

Since then he has published several poetry collections in English, Hindi and Gujarati, a collection of short stories, and a Hindi phrasebook. He has recorded four LPs, written for film and radio, and also been involved in activism, founding the non-profit organisation Skylark Publications, which seeks to promote and publish unrecognised diaspora writers and poets.

After a varied and exciting career, Patel offered this advice as his recipe for success:

“Basically, what happens is that in life everything is difficult – a struggle. One has to be able to adjust to changes. The key thing is to prepare, to acquire skills, to work hard, to learn, to see how others are doing things. All that adds to your repertoire. If you don’t do it, then the rest is just a dream.”

GBS’s ‘An interview with…’ is a series of interviews featuring a host of industry experts and leaders in their fields. It aims to provide inspiration, insights, and words of wisdom and encouragement for students and others. GBS promises a line-up of fascinating speakers and topics over the coming months.

Higher education provider Global Banking School (GBS) hosted on Friday, 13 November the final of its 9th Global Investment Banking Valuation Olympiad, an event that attracted hundreds of business students from around the world to compete in a gruelling three-stage contest for a coveted £1,000 prize.

The Olympiad aims to prepare students for a career in the financial services industry. In previous years, the competition was won by teams from prestigious universities such as the University of Cambridge, the Frankfurt School of Finance & Management, and the Polytechnic University of Milan.

This year’s competition was won by a team from St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi – the first time a team from India has picked up the prize.

The first stage of the competition tested students’ theoretical knowledge in the form of an online assessment. For the second stage, teams were provided with a recent Mergers & Acquisitions (M&A) case study, where they were required to produce an investment rationale including valuations and financial projections. Finally, the top 10 qualifying teams were asked to present their pitches for the panel of judges.

This year, due to the current global pandemic, final pitches were conducted online. GBS’s judging panel hosted the event live from its Republic campus in London, overlooking Canary Wharf.

Speaking at this year’s event, Dr Vishwajeet Rana, GBS’s Chairman of the Executive Board, said: “I would like to thank my colleagues who even during a time of lockdown managed to make this event such a success. As you know, many events this year have been cancelled, so this is a testament to their hard work and perseverance.”

“A great amount of credit also goes to the participants. We as an educational institution are mindful of how hard it has been for you as students to manage your studies during this time. I was very impressed with how well all the different teams collaborated and with their level of knowledge. You have all done great work, and from what I’ve seen today I would say that all of you are now ready to pursue a career in the financial services sector.”

Poorvi Gupta, the St. Stephen’s College team leader, said: “I think we all agree that this entire process was really wholesome and, at the same time, multidimensional. It made sure from the very beginning that we understood the concepts of finance and only then did the judges ask us to make the valuation models. So I think the way the competition is structured is really good. Overall, it was an absolutely great learning experience.”

GBS would once again like to congratulate the winning team:

St. Stephen’s College, University of Delhi (New Delhi, India)
Poorvi Gupta (team leader)
Shlok Bhartiya
Niranjani Saxena
Shreya Murarka

To find out more about the banking and finance courses we offer, please visit: http://www.globalbankingtraining.com/

Dear students,

I am writing to you following the Prime Minister’s address on Saturday, 31 October announcing tougher national restrictions in England from Thursday, 5 November.

So, what does this mean for you, our students?

The Prime Minister’s announcement has made it clear that schools, universities and colleges should remain open during this time and subsequent guidance received from the government has stated that there should be no changes to current provision.

Therefore, throughout this second national lockdown we will continue to offer both in-person and online classes exactly as we have been doing so far this term (unless different guidance is received from the UK Government). The exception to this is our Manchester campus, which has switched to 100% online teaching since last month following the Tier 3 restrictions announced in the city (this will continue until we review all campus provision at the end of the lockdown period).

We want all of you to continue with your studies, including attending lectures. We are of course aware that many of you are understandably concerned about the spread of the virus so we would like to assure you that we are doing everything we can to keep everyone safe at our campuses.

I know that this year has been tough on many of you, so I want to let you know that in addition to your education, your physical and mental wellbeing remains our priority. I therefore encourage you to take full advantage of all the pastoral support we offer.

If any of you are experiencing any difficulties during these stressful times and need any support, counselling, or even just a chat, please email our Welfare team at: welfare@globalbanking.ac.uk. (You can also take a look at the Student Space platform, which contains some information on how to seek support during this time.)

The Minster of State for Universities has written a letter that she would like to be sent to all higher education students in which she outlines the importance of us continuing to provide you with high-quality educational experiences and, in particular, the value of face-to-face provision. I have attached this letter to my email. Please do take the time to read it.

To continue our support for your learning we have added online catch-up sessions for all programmes in all subject areas and on all levels. These sessions are scheduled for Fridays. Please see your timetable for details.

Finally, I want to thank all of you for the wonderful way you have conducted yourselves at our campuses during the past months and in following our Covid-19 measures. We could not have maintained the safety of our campuses without your help.

Stay safe,

Professor Ray Lloyd
CEO, Global Banking School