It’s liberating not to have the frustrations I had at other institutions.
You can actually see the difference you’re making here.
I CAME TO NOTTINGHAM BUSINESS SCHOOL BECAUSE I WAS ATTRACTED BY THEIR COMMITMENT TO PUT THEIR STUDENTS AT THE CENTRE OF EVERYTHING.
I was often frustrated by not being able to make a real impact at other institutions. I then became aware of the changes taking place at NTU and could see that the Business School was rapidly gaining an excellent reputation.
In the two years I’ve been at NTU I’ve had different roles, which is a measure of how quickly things can move here. Having initially come in to look at the postgraduate personalisation project, I now lead the personalisation project across the whole School. The opportunity, and encouragement, to apply for this bigger role came quickly – which gave me a lot of confidence.
TELL US OF A FUTURE YOU’D LIKE TO CREATE AND WE’LL GIVE YOU THE RESOURCES TO MAKE THINGS HAPPEN.
WHAT I APPRECIATE MOST IS THAT I CAN HAVE AN IMPACT HERE, I CAN MAKE A DIFFERENCE – AND I CAN SEE IT HAPPENING.
Suggestions are listened to and good ideas are supported, resourced and enabled, with real commitment from the leadership team. There’s also an authentic desire to make things better for the students.
THERE ARE NO BARRIERS TO LEADERSHIP ASPIRATIONS AND THERE’S NO BLAME CULTURE.
If a project doesn’t go as well as planned, you’ll get constructive feedback and all the support you need for your next project.
It’s a fast moving, fast paced environment. And if you want to make an impact, there’s nowhere better to be.
My Name is Shelley Clark
I am a Principal Lecturer and Leader of the Personalisation Project at Nottingham Business School
Shelley previously worked in academic roles at both Loughborough University School of Business and Economics and Nottingham University Business School in the areas of work based learning and organisational behaviour. Shelley completed her PhD in 2015 in which she adopted a narrative approach to explore the impact of regulatory change on the identity work undertaken by financial advisers. The majority of her working life, however, has been spent outside of academia, in the construction industry as a strategy adviser and in financial services, where she jointly set up and ran a financial services practice. Shelley is a qualified work psychologist, a BPS accredited psychometric testing practitioner and has also worked as a HR consultant for a number of small financial services businesses.
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