These videos were recorded in September 2022, to share with new and continuing students. Let us know if there other topics you'd like videos on.
These are recorded lectures on more varied topics, also of relevance to business students:
Recordings of training on some other topics are available, but not currently in a format to share with everyone online - if there's something you want access to, email and ask if I have training available.
These events will be held online as standard - Bloomberg workshops will be on Zoom. A link and passcode for access will be in the calendar event emailed out to people who register.
Getting Started with Bloomberg
An introduction to the financial markets database, covering: what’s available, booking a terminal and setting up an account, finding your way around, getting help. Including Equities (GP, FA, SPLC, EQS); Equity Indices (WEI); Industries (BI); Economics (ECST, BECO).
Using Bloomberg with Excel
Covering exporting data from Bloomberg, downloading the Excel add-in, using the Spreadsheet Builder to import time series and static data, accessing templates, the basics of using formulas to build functions.
A Using Bloomberg with Excel class is being planned for March 2023 - date to be confirmed.
An overview of the Bloomberg Market Concepts (BMC) e-learning module: how to access and work through it, and how completing it can benefit employability, especially for those seeking careers in finance and investment.
Introduction to finding data and statistics
The session is aimed at providing you with an overview of the various datasets and statistical sources available to you. These include data on global economies, company financials (share price, market values, dividend yields, mergers and acquisitions, etc.) as well as on environment, social and governance (ESG).
What's in the UK Data Service?
The session introduces you to the UK Data Service, a comprehensive data source providing access to key economic and social data, both quantitative and qualitative. These include data on UK surveys, cross-national surveys, longitudinal studies, population census, international macrodata, business microdata, and qualitative mixed methods.
For Bloomberg workshops at a later date, see the Bloomberg tab.
Finding Market Research Reports and Data
An introduction to the market research databases at Brunel: Passport (Euromonitor), Mintel, Reports from Business Source Premier and Statista.
Also covering other sources you can use for market research, such as newspaper and journal databases and data sources.
Market research databases contain informational and analytical reports on a varied range of topics including: Industries (both consumer and Business to Business), Markets, Companies, Consumers, Economies / Countries.
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