The School is pleased to announce that Queen Mary will be part of the Russell Group from August 2012. The Russell Group is a group of 20, soon to be 24, research-intensive universities in the UK, committed to maintaining the best research, an outstanding teaching and learning experience, and unrivalled links with business and the public sector.
Professor Simon Gaskell, Principal of Queen Mary, said: “We are delighted to accept the invitation to join the Group."
Congratulations to Raphaela Hyee, who successfully defended her PhD thesis on Intrahousehold Distribution. It deals with the distribution of resources between spouses, and the influence the marriage market has on this distribution.
Raphaela was supervised by Paola Manzini and Giulio Fella. She is now working at the Institute for Advanced Studies in Vienna.
Selina graduated from the School of Economics and Finance with an BSc in Economics, and shortly after graduation started working in purchasing and supply. She uses methods she learnt in her degree for analysing spend and developing strategy.
Supplymanagement.com interviewed Selina about her work here.
The Adviser of the Year award is a yearly award whose main aims are to acknowledge the important role played by advisers in supporting and enhancing the students' experience, and to support the sharing and spreading of examples of good practice.
Students views were collected through an online questionnaire circulated towards the end of the last academic year. After a detailed and thorough analysis of the the survey's results, the "Adviser of the Year" award has been awarded "ex aequo" to Stepana Lazarova and Rachel Male.
Junior Ogunyemi studied BSc Economics at Queen Mary and started his own successful business while studying. By the time he graduated, he owned a football coaching academy. His book, entitled 'How to be a Student Enterpreneur' comes out on the 17th of November and tells his story.
In 2010 Junior was voted in the top 10 most outstanding black students in the UK, as well as receiving the Black Youth Achievement award for Business and Enterprise, the Unltd Sport Relief Award and the Knowledge East Enterprise Network award.
The first ever Queen Mary Masters Trading Tournament was won by Rohan Arora, who managed to increase his £100,000 initial portfolio by 1.27% despite the FTSE falling by over 3% in the period.
Each participant was given a virtual amount of £100,000 to trade with, though this could be significantly increased as there was the option to engage in some trades on Margin. Of the 72 participants only 8 made a gain in their overall portfolio, with a strong correlation of those making less trades being towards the top of the leader board.
On 7th August, Lukas Odstrcil, a 3rd-year undergraduate student within the School, completed the Ironman Triathlon race in Regensburg, Germany, in a time of 12 hours and 31 minutes. An ironman race is comprised of a 2.4-mile swim, a 112-mile cycle and a marathon (26.2 mile) run. Speaking after the event, a proud, but no doubt exhausted Lukas commented: "I managed to live through it. People said I was a little crazy, but it has been one of the greatest days of my life so far. Painful as well though!". Many congratulations, Lukas!
The School of Economics and Finance recently awarded its prizes for excellence in teaching during the 2010/2011 academic year.
The Lecturer prize went to Radoslawa Nikolowa; whilst prizes for Teaching Assistants were awarded to Vessela Daskalova, Christina Scherrer and Mauricio Une.
Congratulations to all of the prize winners!
'A semiparametric panel model for unbalanced data with application to climate change in the United Kingdom'
Alev Atak's article 'A semiparametric panel model for unbalanced data with application to climate change in the United Kingdom' has been published in the September 2011 edition (Vol. 164, Issue 1) of the Journal of Econometrics. Alev is the first named author of the article, which was co-authored by Oliver Linton and Zhijie Xiao.