Brunel Business Faculty distinguished with various teaching awards, at second Teach Brunel event

Now in its second year, Teach Brunel College Awards is an opportunity to recognise and celebrate innovative teaching and assessment at Brunel University.


Professor Bill Leahy, Deputy Vice-Chancellor (Academic Affairs & Civic Engagement) and the Vice Chancellor’s Ambassador for Teaching and Student Experience, was the Master of Ceremonies at the event. He said:

“It was a fantastic evening and great to see so many of our colleagues being recognised for their outstanding contributions by both their students and their Colleges. Inspirational teaching and the sharing of knowledge is a critical part of what we do, can be a life-changing experience and ensures that future generations of students benefit. Congratulations to all our winners.”


The awards received by Brunel Business School faculty were:



Professor Jarvis elected to the EU’s Finance Watch Committee

Professor Robin Jarvis, Professor of Accounting at the College of Business, Arts and Social Sciences, Brunel University London, has been elected to the EU’s Finance Watch Committee of Transparency and Independence. Finance Watch is an independent body set up in 2011 by 200 MEPs and receives funding from the European Commission. Its main focus is on improving European financial regulation and is dedicated to making finance work for the good of society.

Robin has welcomed his election and commented:


“I am very pleased to be making a contribution to Finance Watch, which is working for a financial system that allocates capital to productive use through fair and open markets in a transparent and sustainable manner, and without detriment to society at large.”

Robin Jarvis has been Professor of Accounting at Brunel since January 2010 and Head of SME Affairs at the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA). Robin is also a member of and past chair (2004 -2009) of FIN USE (An expert forum set up by the European Commission) to improve policy making in the field of financial services from a user perspective (consumer and small business).

Professor Jarvis’s current research interests is the process of accounting standard setting, financial reporting for SMEs and Business Support provisions for SMEs.

For more information, Professor Jarvis can be contacted via email at:

Prof Jarvis to review bank lending to SMEs in Wales

Professor Robin Jarvis, Head of SME Affairs, the Association of Chartered Certified Accountants (ACCA) and Professor of Accounting in Brunel Business School, Brunel University has been appointment to an Advisory Review Panel set up by Business Minister for Wales Edwina Hart to establish whether High Street banks are meeting the funding needs of Welsh SMEs . Read more: Wales Online

Prof Jarvis is also a member of such Advisory Panels and Working Groups as:

  • International Accounting Standards Board (IASB): Advisory Panel on financial reporting by small and medium-sized entities and in emerging and transition economies 2003 -2009
  • UK Treasury Working Group : access to finance for SMEs
  • European Reporting Advisory Group (EFRAG) – Supervisory Board, Member; Nominating Committee, and SME Working Group
  • International Federations of Accountants (IFAC) – Small Medium Size Practices Committee. Chair SME Financial Reporting Task Force.
  • UEAPME – Economic and Fiscal Committee
  • Federation Des Experts Comptables Europeens -SME Working Party
  • Council Member of the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship

Professor Jarvis’s current research interests is the process of accounting standard setting, financial reporting for SMEs and Business Support provisions for SMEs.


Prof Jarvis reappointed member of SMEIG

Congratulations to Professor Robin Jarvis of Brunel Business School has been reappointed as a member of the International Accounting Standards Board (IASB) SME Implementation Group of the IFRS Foundation for a further two-year term ending 30 June 2014.

Prof Jarvis

Prof Jarvis

Professor Jarvis’s current research interest is the process of accounting standard setting, financial reporting for SMEs and Business Support provisions for SMEs.

As stated on its website, the SMEIG has two main responsibilities:

  1. Consider implementation questions raised by users of the IFRS for SMEs, decide which ones merit published implementation guidance, reach a consensus on what that guidance should be, develop proposed guidance in the form of questions and answers (Q&As) that would be made publicly available to interested parties on a timely basis, and request the IASB to approve the Q&As for issue. The Q&As are intended to be non-mandatory guidance that will help those who use the IFRS for SMEs to think about specific accounting questions.
  2. Consider, and make recommendations to the IASB on the need to amend the IFRS:
    (i) for implementation issues that cannot be addressed by Q&As, and
    (ii) for new and amended IFRSs that have been adopted since the IFRS for SMEs was issued or last amended.