May 2017 at the University of Winchester
The marvellous month of May brought the end of the academic year here at Winchester – and much more besides.
The project to renovate and extend the University’s Chapel won a RIBA South Award, and a new sport and leisure centre for Winchester came a step closer with the appointment of architects to undertake design work.
Here are some of the month’s highlights.
The Chapel scooped a prestigious architectural award
Lawyers, computer scientists, academics and policy makers attended the fourth annual University of Winchester Conference on Trust, Risk Information and the Law (TRILCon) on 3 May to debate how artificial intelligence – and the products based on it – can be regulated to ensure that they benefit but don't threaten modern society.
Organised by the Centre for Information Rights in the University's Department of Law, the multi-disciplinary conversation provided a rare opportunity for all interested parties to explore how centred on how these technologies can be used responsibly and ethically. Find out more
Winchester accounting experts won conference award
A research paper by University of Winchester experts in accounting and finance was named best paper at the British Accounting and Finance Association (BAFA) Accounting Education special interest group annual conference held in Cardiff from 4-6 May.
Lead researcher Julia Osgerby (Senior Lecturer in Accounting) and co-researchers Alison Bonathan (Programme Leader for undergraduate programmes) and Paul Jennings (Head of the University's Department of Accounting and Investment) look at how having their achievement assessed at programme level – rather than measured by assessment of separate modules within the programme – affects students' attitudes to learning and assessment in the paper titled Accounting students' perceptions of undertaking a programme-focussed assessment: an exploratory study. Find out more
John Timpson put ‘upside-down management’ in focus
Renowned for championing socially responsible business, John Timpson’s management philosophy has helped to make Timpson a hugely successful family business with a culture that puts people first.
The talk was part of the University of Winchester's Centre for Responsible Management's Responsible Business – Leading the Way 2017 series, which has also included speakers Carolyn Fairbairn, Director of the CBI, and sustainable development pioneer Jonathon Porritt. Find out more
“I never look at figures – I go and visit the shops.” Five minutes with John Timpson
Architects appointed to design Winchester sport and leisure centre
Stride Treglown, a major national multi-disciplinary practice based just outside Winchester, and LA Architects, whose team has designed some of the most prestigious sports facilities in the UK, will work as a partnership to undertake architectural work and to provide the urban design framework for the project, which forms part of the exciting new Winchester Sports Park at Bar End.