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Adding Value through Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education in Higher Education

A collaborative project to identify how enterprise and entrepreneurship can add value to both students and other stakeholders.

Enterprise and entrepreneurship education can add value to the journey of learners, whether they are interested in starting a business venture or being enterprising when working for someone else in the private, public or voluntary and community sectors.  A growing evidence base highlights the value of developing enterprising and entrepreneurial skills in learners; both in terms of facilitating the creation of new ventures while in education and upon graduation, but also by enhancing their skills, values, attributes and behaviours relevant to all manner of employment opportunities. 

The collaborative project is a shared project involving Advance HE, SFEDI, the UK Government-recognised Sector Skills Organisation for enterprise and business support, and higher education providers across the sector. This project will take place online.

This project is now closed for new participants. Find out more about our current collaborative projects

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Project structure

The working practice for the project is comprised of:

  • an Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Survey and benchmarking
  • an interactive virtual collaborative workshop including all project leads
  • a bespoke individual workshop for each institution
  • meet with project leads through an ‘online cafe’ drop in session to discuss progress, challenges an opportunities
  • a second virtual collaborative workshop with project participants
  • a briefing report to shape your practice 
  • the opportunity to contribute towards a sector wide practice-based publication to distil findings for the sector. 

Why Advance HE?

Since 2016 more than 70 institutions have participated in Advance HE collaborative and shared projects. Projects are cost effective and are delivered as a focused period of activity. They are grounded in sharing excellent practice, developing innovative approaches and assessing the impact of change.

This project will draw from Advance HE’s work in the area including:

Embedding enterprise and entrepreneurship in higher education


We have developed a number of blogs, resources, videos and more which aim to provide guidance in this area. The Framework for Enterprise and  Entrepreneurship Education provides the focus point for our enterprise  and entrepreneurship education activity going. 

Discover our resources
Enterprise Frameworks
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