Students from the Faculty of Law and Business embarked on a European study tour in December 2016, visiting London, Brussels, Ghent and Rome.
“We remain unwavering in our pursuit to foster approaches that prepare a new generation of globally minded leaders and in the preservation of the freedom of educational exchanges.” Tom Robinson AACSB President and CEO
The Peter Faber Business School (PFBS) community shares this vision as we strive to produce business graduates who are ethical, responsible and global. With these values and mission a group of 11 students from the PFBS and Thomas More Law School (TMLS) embarked on the Endeavour EU study tour during December 2016, visiting London, Brussels, Ghent and Rome.
Enduring links were forged with our partners: Middlesex University - London, the Adam Smith Centre of Research - London, Ghent University - Belgium, Lumsa University - Rome, ACU Rome centre in partnership with CUA, the Embassy of the Holy See, and the Australian embassy to Italy. The Endeavour EU study tour was an undergraduate unit of study BUSN306 International Field Experience. The students explored current issues and topics around Brexit, European Union (past, present and future), globalisation, sustainability, innovation, entrepreneurship, migration and refugees, governance and government, privatisation, European culture, management and business.
Students commented that at Rome’s Lumsa University, with Professor of Management Professor Fillipo Giordano they “enjoyed the seminar approach and open discussion about management in Italy”.
At Middlesex University in London, students discussed at length the British decision to exit the European Union with Professor Tim Evans, Professor in Business and Political Economy.
“I was intrigued to discover that some of the reasons for leaving were more complex,” one student commented.
At Ghent University in Belgium, the students discovered a large focus on environmental sustainability.
“The innovative ideas of the students have created an atmosphere where recycling is the norm and reusing materials to create other items is encouraged,” one student said.
Student participants included Emma Mackenzie, Lauren Burwood, Arabella Cassidy, Danny Truong, Nathan Capuano, Genevive Groves, Tiana Bilic, Rachelle Soliman, Jennifer Temelkovska, Cristina Berlingeri, Jona-Liza Palsis, who were accompanied by the Faculty of Law and Business’s Business Development Manager Maxine Bradshaw as tour leader.