Chartered Insurance Institute partners with UWE Bristol

Insurance Business Magazine | July 18, 2019

There will now be a post-graduate MSc Risk Management and Insurance course at the University of the West of England (UWE Bristol). Launched in partnership with the Chartered Insurance Institute (CII), the one-year programmed is designed to prepare graduates for senior roles in the industry by facilitating the development of core skills in risk management and insurance practice. Representatives from major insurers and brokers will be on hand to deliver guest lectures, and work shadowing will also be allowed. In addition, strategic leadership skills will be gained through the course as well as a deep understanding of the contemporary business environment. “Drawing on our longstanding links with employers, the CII, and wider industry, graduates will learn from industry practitioners and apply their learning in authentic industry contexts,” noted Debbie Sturge, department academic director in the university’s Bristol Business School.

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It’s no secret that the global pandemic has upended everyone’s life. We know this anecdotally from our own experiences—more online shopping with curbside pickup orders, ordering takeout and delivery versus in-person dining, and changing media consumption. And let’s not forget remote working and learning. These experiences are more than simply anecdotal; McKinsey has written about the more specific effects of the pandemic on consumer behavior and needs. In short, they write: “behavior changes will reshape consumer decision journeys and companies will need to adapt fast.”

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It’s no secret that the global pandemic has upended everyone’s life. We know this anecdotally from our own experiences—more online shopping with curbside pickup orders, ordering takeout and delivery versus in-person dining, and changing media consumption. And let’s not forget remote working and learning. These experiences are more than simply anecdotal; McKinsey has written about the more specific effects of the pandemic on consumer behavior and needs. In short, they write: “behavior changes will reshape consumer decision journeys and companies will need to adapt fast.”

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