Welcome to the page where we share inspiring stories from across GBS, our partners and our community.

We're always on the look out for good news, so if you have a story you would like to share with us, please get in touch.


Celebrating success

July 2023 Graduations

The value of learning and recognition are both vital elements of the student journey here at GBS. We aspire to change lives through education one day at a time, so when the time comes to honour all the hard work and dedication from our students at their graduation ceremonies – we always do it in style.

Our students and their families were invited to special ceremonies in London to celebrate their accomplishments.

Moments like this go beyond highlighting academic achievement, as we understand how valuable transformative education can be in changing lives far beyond the classroom.

GBS congratulates all graduates across our UK campuses and we wish each of you all the best as you go forward in your journeys.

Campus news

Leeds campus inauguration

We were delighted to welcome the Lord Mayor of Leeds, Councillor Asghar Khan, to our recent campus inauguration. The event was attended by staff and students of GBS as well as our guest of honour, Sir John Battle KCSG.

We are very proud of our Leeds campus and the wonderful facilities available for our students.  Over 1250 people from Leeds and the surrounding areas are already studying with us and we look forward to welcoming more.  


An interview with

Leo Falcone

In this video podcast, Steven O’Brien speaks with Leo Falcone — Group Managing Director at GEDU.

Leo reflects on the key moments earlier in his life journey, including his school memories and childhood experiences in the construction industry, having gained skills that are still pivotal for him today. We hear about his challenges and successes as a university student and some key people who’ve had a positive impact on his life. Leo also provides his thoughts on overcoming life’s obstacles, the importance of transferrable skills, investing in yourself and having a real passion for what you do. Leo concludes with some invaluable advice for GBS students.

An interview with

Peter Emelone

In this video podcast, Steven O’Brien speaks with Peter Emelone — Consultant Lecturer for Learning and Teaching at GBS UK.

Peter takes us through his early journey from Nigeria to the UK, his early education challenges and the single teaching influence that changed his mindset. We also learn about the value of believing in yourself and living life with a positive mindset — concluding with the story behind his inspiring educational project in Nigeria and the best life lesson he’s ever received.

An interview with

Ann-Marie O'Shea

In this video podcast, Steven O’Brien speaks with Ann-Marie O'Shea — nutritionist, entrepreneur and successful businesswoman. 

Ann-Marie details how the experiences in her formative years shaped the building blocks for the successes she has had in adult life. 

We also hear her tips for a balanced lifestyle and the value of planning and preparation — with questions from GBS students covering a wide range of topics. 

An interview with

Uretha Cole

In this video podcast, Steven O’Brien speaks with Uretha Cole, GBS Student Representative at our Manchester campus. 

Uretha outlines her positive experiences at GBS, the value of her student representative role and the challenges and rewards of returning to studies in later life. 

We also hear ideas for a better work-life balance, the importance of self-belief and her replies to questions from GBS students on various topics. 

An interview with

Councillor Asghar Khan

In this video podcast, Steven O’Brien speaks with Councillor Asghar Khan — the Lord Mayor of Leeds. 

The Lord Mayor outlines his childhood journey from Kashmir to Leeds, and the impact his father and other mentors had on nurturing his passion for learning. 

We also hear about diversity and culture in Leeds, the value of self-belief and hard work in achieving life’s goals and a final word of encouragement for GBS students.

An interview with

Dr Maggie Davies

In this video podcast, Steven O'Brien interviews Dr Maggie Davies, Chief Nurse for Western Sussex Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust.

Maggie has extensive nursing experience including oncology nursing with Macmillan Cancer Support and working as a District Nurse.

She is a champion for patient safety and nursing recruitment – and an inspiration for anyone seeking a career in management or healthcare.


An Interview with

Steven O'Brien

In the first podcast in our new season, GBS colleague, Steve Tulk, interviews Dr Steven O'Brien - author, poet, lecturer in Creative Writing at the University of Portsmouth, Visiting Fellow of Creative Writing at University College Chichester, and of course, regular host of “an audience with” for GBS.

Watch this space for more podcast episodes.



An interview with Lord Parekh

Lord Parekh’s life has been an amazing journey from his school in Mumbai, to a seat in the House of Lords.

An interview with Daisy Dunn

Looking for inspiration? Steven O’Brien joins author Daisy Dunn as she talks about her struggle to find the right university course, her love of multitasking and her experience of being one of the few women in a male-dominated field.

Global Banking School hosts first online guest lecture

GBS hosted its first online webinar on ‘Clarity and Sophistication in Academic Writing'


Why I study at GBS

A better future

Our students come from all walks of life but they all have one thing in common - a passion for learning.  In our latest film, one of our students shares her love for all things financial and tells how her studies will help to achieve her career ambitions.


Congratulations class of 2021!

A Higher National Diploma opens doors. No matter what your career goals, a GBS HND will set you firmly on the path to achieving them. 

Our recent HND graduates are heading for success – watch our short film showing highlights from their special day.

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