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.
The cost of participation is £5,000 for Advance HE members and £6,000 for non-members. Due to the high demand, we are reviewing running a second cohort. You can register your interest in this cohort and for further updates. We anticipate the project will take place from June 2021 to March 2022.
Register your interest?
If you would like to register your interest and to know more about the collaborative project, complete the form by clicking the button below and we will send you an information sheet with further details.
The project aims to:
- understand current levels of enterprise and entrepreneurship at a programme level
- develop a clear image of what enterprise and entrepreneurship looks like in the curriculum
- identify ways in which enterprise and entrepreneurship can add value through extra-curricula activity
- support colleagues in engaging with enterprise and entrepreneurship within the curriculum
- provide a platform to share good practice regarding enterprise and entrepreneurship
- work collaboratively to navigate challenges and add value to your programmes.
- The project duration is June 2021 to March 2022
- The project will be led by Advance HE with input from a project board and expert associates from SFEDI
- There are a maximum of 10 places available on the project
- The deadline to join the project is 31 March 2021
- Price of participation is £5,000 (ex VAT) for members and £6,000 (ex VAT) for non-members.
Who should join the project?
The project seeks to recruit those who:
- wish to further their understanding of enterprise and entrepreneurship in the curriculum
- are committed to taking meaningful steps to design and introduce change in their practice
- appreciate the value in working in a shared environment
- have a broad interest in employability, enterprise and entrepreneurship
- wish to identify how these topics can add value to the learner journey, regardless of discipline origination.
The project is open to any programme or subject cluster, regardless of discipline.
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 in the Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences Collaborative Project (2019)
- the Advance HE Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in Higher Education Framework produced in partnership with EEUK, IOEE, ISBE, SFEDI and the QAA (2019)
- the Advance HE Embedding Employability in Higher Education Framework
- our strategic enhancement projects in employability and enterprise
- Employability Case Study Compendiums (2020 and forthcoming 2021)
- Advance HE Symposia including ‘enterprise, entrepreneurship, employability and education for sustainable development’ (forthcoming 2021), ‘breaking the mould’ (2020), ‘pedagogy for employability’ (2019), and ‘an enterprising mind set for employability’ (2018).
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.