HR academy: Nottingham Trent University

first_imgHR academy: Nottingham Trent UniversityOn 18 Jun 2002 in Personnel Today Comments are closed. Previous Article Next Article Related posts:No related photos. HR specific/related courses: MSc Strategic Human Resource Management(part-time, block-release), plus three one-day research workshops, which runover 15 months; Certificate in Personnel Practice, which leads to affiliatemembership of the CIPD; Postgraduate Certificate in Management for Personneland Development (one-year, part-time), which gives Licentiate Membership of theCIPD; Postgraduate Diploma in Personnel Management (two years, part-time –although there is a one-year fast-track route), which gives Graduate membershipof the CIPD; Postgraduate Diploma in Training Management, (two years,part-time, although there is a one-year fast-track route), which gives Graduatemembership of the CIPD. Founded: Achieved university status in 1992, but its roots go back to1881 and along the way it’s been known as Nottingham and District TechnicalCollege, Nottingham Regional College of Technology and Trent Polytechnic. College CV: Nottingham Trent has two main sites – the central CityCampus and the Clifton Campus, which is four miles from the city centre.Nottingham Business School, home to the HRM courses, received an ‘excellent’quality assessment rating by the Higher Education Funding Council (HEFCE) andthe university has received four grade fives in the latest Research AssessmentExercise (RAE). It has one of the biggest HRM departments in the UK and is aCIPD Centre of Excellence. It has provided CIPD courses since the early 1970s,is actively involved in research projects and has consultancy links withoutside organisations. Nottingham Business School is also responsible forproviding one of the most comprehensive set of weblinks to the internationalworld of HRM via Ray Lye’s web page. Sadly, Ray is now deceased, but hisworld-renowned links live on, maintained by senior lecturer and employeerelations and law expert, David Bott. Entry requirements: For the MSc, membership of the CIPD or a PGDiploma in personnel management or HR or a’demonstrable’ equivalent level ofachievement. For the CIPD courses, see website. Star HR academics: Lynette Harris, whose research interests includethe impact of employment regulation on HR practices, performance management andchanging patterns of participation in the workplace. She has jointly edited thetextbook Strategic Human Resourcing: Principles, Perspectives and Practices inHRM, with fellow lecturers John Leopold (head of HRM at Nottingham) and TonyWatson. She also devised the Performance Management syllabus for the CIPD’sprofessional qualification scheme. Watson, professor of organisational andmanagerial behaviour, whose book, Sociology, Work and Industry (1980, 1987,1995) continues to be the main British textbook on industrial sociology and histwo most recent books, Organising and Managing Work and Human Resources inOrganisations, (the latter edited by John Leopold), look set to be asinfluential. Alumni: There is an active alumni network and a new alumniassociation website is currently being set-up. www.ntu.ac.uklast_img read more