Dr. Richard Stones

2nd March 2017 to 2nd March 2017

BEMM771. Research and Consultancy Project

Case Study Assessment - An exciting and challenging module which is designed to present students with real-life projects enabling them to develop their understanding of the project management process along with a range of consultancy, research and problem solving skills.

2nd March 2017 to 2nd March 2017

BEM1013. Business and Tourism

Lecture ‘CSR is Dead!’ – Long-Live CSR.

The aim of this module is to explore how tourism is distinctively organised and managed as an economic activity. The module introduces students to the different types of organisations involved in the delivery of tourism experiences and their roles alongside the major business functions used by, tourism businesses.

11th January 2016 to 29th May 2016

BEM 2023/3018 - Events Management

Module Convenor

Events have become popular vehicles for economic development and urban regeneration, but they also contribute to and reflect wider changes in society and culture. This module aims to deepen students understanding of the principles and practices of managing events as well as assessing their impacts on economy, society, culture and the environment.

 

14th September 2015 to 18th December 2015

BEM2017: International Tourism Management

This module introduces the key features of the relationship between tourism and international business; it will identify elements of the business environment for international tourism businesses. Students will explore issues of strategic management and innovation in international contexts. Sustainability is a theme that runs throughout the module and discussed in terms of responsible and resilient tourism, along with managing risk, both internal and external.

14th September 2015 to 18th December 2015

BEM2018: International Management and Globalisation

This module develops a better understanding of the management practices in an international context and the various forces influencing and transforming the competitive landscape of the global economy.  Exploring managerial processes, strategic approaches and cultural differences in international business operations.

Lecturing on Business Ethics, Corporate Responsibility, Resilient Management and Cultural Dimensions.

 

14th September 2015 to 18th December 2015

BEM1016A: Theory and Practice of Management

"This module provides students with a general and wide-ranging introduction to management studies and to the contemporary business environment. The aim of this course is first to introduce students to major currents in management thinking and to key developments in the world of business and management. The second aim is to help them to develop many of the skills which they are going to need in order to succeed both as a manager and in their studies at Exeter. In the process the aim is to enhance their confidence and their capacity to excel. A particular feature of the module is the strong element of team working that they will need to become involved with, building their capacity to work effectively with others in order to achieve and exceed objectives."

I designed 2 lectures based around presentation techniques and Harvard referencing. The aim of this was to ensure students felt comfortable about their presentations and public speaking. For some this was their first time presenting to an audience and the outcomes were very successful with all groups presenting very well and confidently.  Further, my role was to mark their exam scripts and provide evaluation and feedback.

18th February 2015 to 18th February 2015

Employability Event: MBA

Mock interviews to MBA students

16th February 2015 to 16th February 2015

BEM1018: Business and Society

Lecture on evolving responsibility towards a more dynamic management system based around resilience and stewardship and co-existence business relationships.

10th February 2015 to 19th February 2015

GEO3127: Geographies of Transport and Mobility

"The module aims to provide a detailed theoretical and practical understanding of key issues and debates within transport geography and their relationship to emergent discourses in wider social science literatures that focus on ‘mobilities’ as a way of framing contemporary understandings of travel. Using a blended set of teaching methods, the module will introduce you to key issues using lectures, guest speakers, discussion groups and field trips. The module will focus explicitly on the relationships between theoretical framings of transport and mobility within policy discourses that have begun to stress the importance of ‘sustainable mobility’ at a range of scales and sites of practice."

16th January 2015 to 20th March 2015

GEO2131: Nature, Development and Justice.

"This module examines the contours of development and environmentalism focusing on the varying implications for social and ecological justice at different scales. It studies the complex intersections of mainstream development and sustainability efforts, addressing in particular the socio-environmental consequences that have been observed over the years."

As teaching assistant on this module my role was to develop a series of workshops to develop student learning of the previous week lectures.  The workshops all differ and use various teaching methods, including Q&A, presentations, group discussion and other methods.  My role was to encourage students to critique the human geographies of nature and society to develop a broad understanding of the main issues.

 

27th October 2014 to 30th October 2014

GEO1315 Nature and The City, London Fieldtrip.

This was similar to Module GEO1110 except I was now asked to work solely with students on the Nature and The City part of the field class.  This was a walk around Hyde Park discovering and examining nature and encouraging students to critique what they saw, felt and experienced.

“In this module students are investigating Human Geographies at a variety of scales, this fieldtrip undertook studies in: Nature and The City”

2nd October 2014 to 18th December 2014

BEM1016A: Theory And Practice Of Management

"This module provides students with a general and wide-ranging introduction to management studies and to the contemporary business environment. The aim of this course is first to introduce students to major currents in management thinking and to key developments in the world of business and management. The second aim is to help them to develop many of the skills which they are going to need in order to succeed both as a manager and in their studies at Exeter. In the process the aim is to enhance their confidence and their capacity to excel. A particular feature of the module is the strong element of team working that they will need to become involved with, building their capacity to work effectively with others in order to achieve and exceed objectives."

I designed 2 lectures based around presentation techniques and Harvard referencing. The aim of this was to ensure students felt comfortable about their presentations and public speaking. For some this was their first time presenting to an audience and the outcomes were very successful with all groups presenting very well and confidently.  Further, my role was to mark their exam scripts and provide evaluation and feedback.

 

1st October 2014 to 18th December 2014

BEMM381 Tourism Business: Management, Impacts, Evaluation

Exact Date TBC

Lecture to students (Masters) on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, to include practitioner experience and academic understanding of the entrepreneur.

15th September 2014 to 30th June present

A Level Environmental Studies

September 2014 – June 2015

A-Level Environmental Studies (p/t)

This one-year intensive course teaches all 4 units of the ES AQA syllabus to post FE students.

7th February 2014 to 7th February 2014

GEO2310 Survey Designs Fieldtrip

"The idea of the workshop is to get students, in groups, to think about appropriate survey designs and questionnaire instruments for specific research projects."

Fieldtrip: Exeter City Walk

6th November 2013 to 6th November 2013

BEMM381 Tourism Business: Management, Impacts, Evaluation

Lecture to students (Masters) on Entrepreneurship and Innovation, to include practitioner experience and academic understanding of the entrepreneur.

1st November 2013 to 1st November 2013

GEO1308 Methods & Concepts Fieldtrip

"The module aims to provide an inter-disciplinary understanding of the approaches Geographers take to research and research practice. The module will introduce the major contexts in which modern Geography operates, including its historical roots, the development of the discipline since 1945, the relationships between the social and natural sciences within Geography and the enduring themes of space, place time and scale. During the second part of the module, students will be introduced to a range of methods and techniques commonly applied by Geographers, focusing on the links between the social and natural sciences."

Jurassic Coast Fieldtrip (Dorset and Devon)

28th October 2013 to 30th October 2013

GEO1110. London Fieldtrip

In this module students are investigating Human Geographies at a variety of scales, this fieldtrip undertook studies in:

Imperial London

Nature and The City

Re-Making The City

1st October 2013 to 1st February 2014

Human Geography Practice GEO2310

"This module builds on the knowledge you developed in your first year and prepares you for undertaking your dissertation. In it we examine the research practices through which we create understandings of geographical issues with people (interviews, focus groups, ethnographies and/or questionnaires) and/or with things (documents, visual culture, material culture and/or digital technology). You will hear about, and practice, different research methods. In some of the lectures and seminars we more explicitly address your own dissertations, thinking about how to decide on a research question and design the research project."

I assisted lectures on:

Interviews

Visual Analysis

Focus Groups

Archives

Surveys

1st February 2010 to 1st July 2014

Various Courses and Modules As Detailed

I have provided input to the Events Management module at the University of Exeter as well as putting together the Business of Adventure module and lectured to students on Entrepreneurialism and Innovation as well as advising students through the Alumni on employability and other enterprise actions.

For the future I am keen to progress Visiting Lecturing and perhaps develop a new module around Business of the Natural Environment.

In 2014 I am co-chairing a session at PECSRL 2014 in Göteborg, Sweden and also at MMV 2014 in Tallinn, Estonia. Also, I have recently presented to the Nordic Geographers Meeting in Iceland 2013 and the 2012 RGS South West Annual Lecture. The lectures were about ‘Balanced Business’ in Tourism Development in Nature and the Geography of Tourism in Yosemite.