School of Economics and Finance - Queen Mary University
By School of Economics & Finance
Welcome to the official School of Economics and Finance podcast.
We are a centre of excellence in both research and teaching and proud to host a diverse and vibrant community of faculty and students, with academic staff from more than fifteen countries and three quarters of students from abroad.
In this special episode, we talked with Mupiwenyasha Mbiba, coordinator of the student led initative qNomics to find out about the service and how students and businesses can get involved.
qNomics is a free financial advice centre for tech start-ups and entrepreneurs provided by students from the School of Economics and Finance, Queen Mary University of London. Advice is delivered under the supervision of qualified practitioners. Their aim is to provide free business and financial guidance to local start-ups and new entrepreneurs through the use of our student advisors.
The second episode in our series talking to the School of Economics and Finance academic community welcomes Professor George Skiadopoulos. In this podcast he discusses his journey into academia but also his current research and working with industry.
George is currently part-time at Queen Mary and he is also a Professor at the University of Piraeus in the Department of Banking and Financial Management. He is the Director and co-Founder of the Institute of Finance and Financial Regulation, and an Associate Research Fellow at Cass Business School, City University, and at Warwick Business School, University of Warwick. George holds a BSc. from the Department of Economics of the Athens University of Economics and Business, an MSc. in Mathematical Economics and Econometrics from the London School of Economics, and a PhD. from the University of Warwick.
George's research interests lie in the areas of commodities, empirical asset pricing, financial derivatives and portfolio management. He has published in academic journals such as the Management Science, Journal of Financial and Quantitative Analysis, Journal of Business and Economic Statistics, Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Financial Markets, Journal of Empirical Finance, International Journal of Forecasting, and others. He serves in the editorial boards of the Journal of Banking and Finance, Journal of Business Finance and Accounting, Journal of Commodity Markets, Journal of Derivatives and Multinational Finance Journal.
In this latest episode of his new student rep podcast series, Azmain Iftekhar caught up with Dr Manolis Noikokyris and Philippa Costello (Student Support Officer) from the School of Economics and Finance. He explored what it was like for students to study online during the pandemic and how the school has worked hard on developing its student engagement activities.
Recently we caught up with George Lonergan from the central EDI team at Queen Mary University. In this podcast, George talks about the work the EDI team are undertaking in 2021 and how students and staff can get involved.
For more information on EDI at the School of Economics and Finance please visit our EDI webpage https://www.qmul.ac.uk/sef/edi/
Welcome new a new student led series from the School of Economics and Finance.
Azmain Iftekhar is the school's elected representative and in the first of his new series, meets with Cameron Storey, an alumnus of the school's Economics and Politics degree and current VP Humanities & Social Sciences at Queen Mary Student Union.
Here Azmain explores Cameron's role and what he has been doing to achieve his campaign priorities for 2021.
In this very special short podcast, we chat with Azmain Iftekhar; the School of Economics & Finance Representative 2020/21.
As an introduction to Azmain, we briefly explore his manefesto and how he will support students at the school. More information can be found on the Queen Mary Student Union website https://www.qmsu.org/part-time-reps/economics/
Look out for a full podcast with Azmain very soon!
Recently we caught up with the school’s career consultants, Serena Spoendlin, Aminul Hoque and Laura Skedgell for a chat via Zoom about what’s happening in Careers and Enterprise.
The School of Economics and Finance students have access to the Careers & Enterprise Centre at Queen Mary for the duration of their studies and for two years after graduating. In addition to the central support available, the School of Economics and Finance has two dedicated Careers Consultants, who run weekly 1-to-1 sessions offering students a range of support
In this special episode, we caught up with Laurence Gouldbourne, Interim Head of Diversity and Inclusion to discuss all things EDI at Queen Mary University, including the new Dignity Disclosure Officer initiative, what we can expect from the work currently being undertaken, but most importantly, how staff and students can proactively get involved, not just within the School of Economics and Finance but also the wider university.
This has become a focused and important element in the University’s strategy as we work on creating “a truly inclusive environment, building on our cherished cultural diversity, where students and staff flourish, reach their full potential and are proud to be part of the University. Dedicated to the public good, we will generate new knowledge, challenge existing knowledge, and engage locally, nationally and internationally to create a better world.”
Do consider bookmarking our web pages to keep up to date with information about the equality, diversity and inclusion work, news and events at Queen Mary https://bit.ly/31Ys91A
Recently we caught up with School of Economics and Finance alumnus and serial entrepreneur, Junior Ogunyemi. For over a decade, he has been making headlines for launching many successful companies. His business portfolio ranges from local sports academies, to global tech ventures. His achievements have seen him collect numerous national awards and become one of the most sought after business speakers.
He has produced one of the highest ranked courses on Udemy and is the best-selling author of the highly influential book, “How to be a Student Entrepreneur”.
Junior has appeared on Tedx and has worked on government initiatives both locally and internationally. His dynamic inspirational messages have helped thousands of business owners gain clarity, learn how to cultivate an entrepreneurial mindset and maximize their full potential.
In this episode we talk to prospective Economics and Politics Graduate, Cameron Storey. Some great insights into student life at Queen Mary University and the School of Economics and Finance. Also, his new role as incoming VP Humanaties and Social Sciences. Read more about Cameron here https://bit.ly/3842uWH
Recently we caught up with School of Economics and Finance Alumna, Yasmin Desai. Joined by Alumni Engagement Coordinator, Hannah Dormor, we explored with Yasmin, what it was like being a student at Queen Mary University, what the overall experience was like and life since she graduated.
To learn more about how to connect with Queen Mary’s global community through our new online professional networking platform for alumni and students, follow this link... https://www.qmul.ac.uk/alumni/
In this episode, we are delighted to be talking to 3rd Year BSc (Hons) Economics, Management & Finance student, Felicia Kaspar, who is also a Student Ambassador for the school. We are also joined by our wonderful Student Support Officer, Philippa Costello, providing insights as to how we look after students during their time at the University.
If you are a prospective student looking to study at the School of Economics and Finance at Queen Mary University, then this episode is for you!
In the first of our series talking to academics from the School of Economics and Finance, we welcome Dr Tim Lee. Recorded via Zoom, we explored what it was like to study at Queen Mary University and how students can get the most from the experience.
Tim gained his Ph.D. and M.Sc. from the University of Wisconsin-Madison, U.S.A., and B.A. from Seoul National University in Korea. Prior to joining Queen Mary, Tim was an Assistant Professor at Toulouse School of Economics, France from 2016 to 2018, and University of Mannheim, Germany from 2011 to 2016. Although primarily a macroeconomist, he combines data and methods from labour and public economics to study the dynamics of inequality, and how it is related to the education, occupations and industries. His work has been published in the Journal of Political Economy, the Economic Journal, and the Journal of Monetary Economics.
To learn more about Dr Tim Lee's research that was discussed in this podcast, go to https://bit.ly/2XC4DE9
This episode we are joined by the delightful Emanuela Nova, Placement Officer and Mental Health First Aider at the School of Economics and Finance.
As a prospective student weighing up the choices of university life, mental health and your well-being is likely to be at the forefront of your mind when deciding where to study. Here Emanuela provides an insight into how the school focuses on their students' well-being and provides a number of useful tips for when you start your degree.
To learn more about how Queen Mary University support their students, please visit https://www.qmul.ac.uk/advising/ or if you would like to learn more from Emanuela before you start your studies, email her at email@example.com
This episode we talk to alumnus Edoardo Palombo about why he chose to study at Queen Mary University and the School of Economics and Finance. We explore what his student life was like and his reasons for staying on to study a postgraduate degree that ultimately led to a PhD. We also discuss his future as he embarks on a career with Deloitte. Recorded via Zoom during the 2020 lockdown period.
Despite the global pandemic of 2020 forcing us all into lock down, it wasn't going to stop us talking to current student Jack Ivory of his experiences at Queen Mary University and the School of Economics. As a consequence this podcast episode has been recorded via Zoom. The first in a series of conversations with students from the School of Economics and Finance, we explore with Jack what it is like to study at Queen Mary and what advice he would give those thinking of doing their degree at the University, in particular the placement option that Jack is currently undertaking.