Enterprising thinking and skills are important for all students because they support personal and career success, whether that means starting a business or standing out in a competitive jobs market.
The University aims that all students are enterprising and includes this capability in its Teaching and Learning Strategy and its Graduate Attributes Framework.
The University also aims that students who are interested in starting a business, setting up as a freelancer, or who have a side project that might have enterprise potential are connected with the Enterprise Team and understand what support is available, such as 121 advice, start-up programmes, grants, events and workshops.
The Enterprise Team has a Curriculum Lead for Enterprise Education who works across the University to support academic and support colleagues to understand and embed enterprise and to encourage students to join extra-curricular enterprise activities and programmes.
The University is also a member of professional organisations which promote, support and research enterprise and entrepreneurship: EEUK and ISBE.
The University is a member of Enterprise Educators UK, which means that every member of staff is an associate and can access events and resources including the ETC toolkit which provides subject-related resources and inspiration relating enterprise to curriculum areas. EEUK hold numerous events, and some are free for associates to attend.
In addition, staff can gain recognition for their excellent enterprise practice by pursuing an
Enterprise Fellowship with EEUK. Members of the Enterprise Team have achieved fellowship status and can support staff with their applications.
The University is also a member of ISBE, the Institute of Small Business and Entrepreneurship. This means that staff can access benefits including events, an annual conference, the opportunity to apply to the RAKE research fund, and join various SIGs (Special Interest Groups).
ISBE has an official journal – JEBR – the International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behaviour and Research. The editorial team of the journal often attend the ISBE conference and provide ‘Meet the Editors’ about submitting work.
For more information about any aspect of the above work contact Catherine Brentnall at firstname.lastname@example.org