Strathclyde Business School

The Business School at the University of Strathclyde was awarded ‘the Outstanding Contribution to Scottish HR award’ in November 2018, at the HR Network Awards. The award recognised Strathclyde Business School’s longstanding and sustained contribution to the Scottish HR sector.

This wasn’t the only success for the Department, as Veronika Gruber, who studied the MSc in International Human Resource Management in the Department of Work, Employment and Organisation, was also named Brodies LLP ‘HR Graduate of the Year 2018.’

The timing of the Outstanding Contribution to HR Award was apt, as Strathclyde Business School is currently celebrating the 70th anniversary of its first Diploma in Personnel Management. The judges noted the award was in recognition of SBS’s contribution to the HR profession locally and regionally, as well it’s international contribution too.

The awards were made at the 12th HR Network National Awards Gala event in Glasgow. The event had around 800 attendees and recognised champions of the Scottish HR profession.

Associate Principal and Executive Dean of Strathclyde Business School, Professor David Hillier said, “I am absolutely delighted that we had two successes at the HR Network Awards. Strathclyde Business School has been offering professionally-accredited programmes since the 1940s and our ethos of being ‘a place of useful learning’ is integral to everything we do in terms of education, research and knowledge exchange. I would also like to congratulate Veronika on her well deserved win as Brodies’ HR Graduate of the Year and wish her every success in the future.”

Professor Tom Baum, Head of the Department of Work, Employment and Organisation, said, “We are delighted to accept this acknowledgement of our long-standing contribution to teaching, research and the wider work of the HR community.

“At a time of major uncertainty for employment in Scotland and internationally, the role of professional human resource managers has become central to the economic prosperity of organisations and the social well-being of employees in the workforce and the wider community.

“We look forward to providing relevant support for the development of our professional colleagues in the future.”