Presentation on theme: "Developing enterprising and entrepreneurial graduates"— Presentation transcript:
1 Developing enterprising and entrepreneurial graduates October Teaching & Learning SeminarKatie Wray(Lecturer in Enterprise, SAgE Faculty Office and Development Officer, Careers Service)
2 Agenda Enterprise and Employability at NCL Enterprise and Entrepreneurship in the NCL curriculumFrom the literature…behaviours, skills and attributesImplications for educatorsEmbedding Enterprise resourcesRise Up
3 Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Curriculum Development Enterprise & Entrepreneurship Educator DevelopmentIncluding e-resourcesBuilding educator confidence, tools and techniquesUnderstanding commercial opportunities for researchEnterprise & Entrepreneurship Champions in SAgE SchoolsRaising awareness of awards and opportunities, support for implementation of plans, creating teaching-research opportunitiesEnterprise CoachCurrently undertaking Chartered Management Institute qualificationBuilding Entrepreneurial Networks for staff and studentsEnterprise & Entrepreneurship Curriculum DevelopmentEnterprise & Entrepreneurship Module Delivery & AssessmentKatie WrayEvaluation and disseminationPractitioner/pedagogical researchExtra-curricular TrainingACTION 2011: Sustainability, workshops, events, seminarsMentors, Coaches, Entrepreneurs in Residence etcEntrepreneurial Skills Development (Graduate Skills Framework)(practical: intellectual property awareness, business planning, financial awareness, market researchEmployability: opportunity spotting, risk taking, intuitive decision making, strategic thinking, achievement orientation etc)NCEE FellowInternational Entrepreneurship Educator Programme (IEEP)
4 Employability Statement Newcastle University is committed to enhancing the employability of its students andgraduates through the development and support of career management, work-relatedlearning, enterprise and entrepreneurship in a global context. Where:Employability is a set of knowledge, skills and personal attributes that make individuals more likely to gain and be successful in their chosen occupations.Enterprise refers to the aspects of employability that promote an innovative, creative, resourceful and opportunistic approach to life learning and work.andEntrepreneurship is the application of enterprise leading to the creation of a new venture and the generation of new business and value.The institution aims to achieve this by the implementation of the Newcastle UniversityGraduate Skills Framework and the Joint Skills Statement of the Research Councils UK,delivering the primary outcome of graduates who can independently self-manage,proactively interact and ethically apply their knowledge and skills in a global context.This will be facilitated by the Learning & Teaching Strategy , particularlysections A3, A4, B4 and B6.
5 Enterprise and Employability Employers are looking for evidence of entrepreneurial skills and attitudes. A key challenge facing the UK is the need to develop and encourage new enterprises through business start-ups and staff spin-off companies.Ken Howitt, BAM Nuttall – “These skills are needed, this module is industry focused. At the end of the day industry is a business that makes money and there is a need to plan for the future. Students can use these skills to be competitive in bidding for industry”.
6 2010/11 Rise Up Statistics Students from all Schools Number of unique users?1387 unique users (students, PGRs and graduates)Number of unique interventions?2455 interventionsBusinesses started?31 businesses started
10 Where is Enterprise in the curriculum? Most of what you hear about entrepreneurship is all wrong. It’s not magic; it’s not mysterious; and it has nothing to do with genes. It’s a discipline and, like any discipline, it can be learned.” Peter F. Drucker
11 FMS BMS8033 Business for the Bioscientist UG (2001/2) MMB8001 Biotechnology & Enterprise PG (2008/9)New module development for Dentistry (2012/13)Cross cutting enterprise module for 2012/13
12 SAgE CEG8004 Enterprise for Construction UG/PG (2005/6) MEC2008 Professional Skills UG (2005/6)SPG8015 Introduction to Enterprise & Entrepreneurship (2008/9)SPG8016 Business Enterprise in Science & Engineering (2008/9)CSC1015 The IT Professional UG (2010/11)CSC2015 Software Project UG (2010/11)ACE8055 New Food Product Devt (2010/11)Biology (New Module for 2012/13)Cross cutting enterprise module for 2012/13
13 Chris McLarnon, MWH “This is about design and selling; in industry you need to present to clients and get their buy-in through a sales pitch. It takes students outside their comfort zone to look from the point of view of a client”.
14 HaSS BUS2011 Business Enterprise UG (1999 – 2010/11) NBS8033 Business Enterprise PG (2005/6)ICS8029 Art & Enterprise (redeveloped for 2011/12)MUS3095 Music Business (redeveloped for 2011/12)SEL3324 English: Cultural Placements (redeveloped for 2011/12)Cross cutting enterprise module for 2012/13
15 How can you tell an entrepreneur? What kinds of;- behaviours- skills- personality characteristics (attributes)do you associate with an entrepreneur?
16 From the literature…Source: Gibb, A (2007) Entrepreneurship: Unique solutions for Unique Environments. Is It Possible to Achieve This with the Existing Paradigm? International Journal of Entrepreneurship Education 5:
17 Entrepreneurial behaviours Entrepreneurial Attributes Entrepreneurial Skills*Opportunity seekingSelf confidenceProblem solvingCreative problem solvingAchievement orientationPersuadingGrasping/organising opportunitiesAutonomyNegotiatingTaking initiatives‘Natural’ leadershipStrategic thinkingManaging interdependence‘Fixer'Articulating ideasAmbitionDeterminationSellingSeeing things throughGetting things doneProposingRapid use of judgementHardworkingDecision making under ccccccuncertaintyTaking calculated risksCommitmentHolistic task managementSocial networkingAction orientedSocial skillsPerseveranceStrong ego*to be differentiated from transferable skills such as communication, presentation, report writing, analytic, synthesising, team leadership etc.
19 Implications for educators? What we teach (curriculum context and content)How we teach (pedagogic development)Our own skills development (as educators)Development of the skills of others (stakeholders)The structure and culture of our organisations (the way we organise and incentivise)
20 Embedding Enterprise Resources Academic Website (hot of the [e]press!)Toolkit SeriesWorld Café – Creativity, ideas generation, constructive conversationsXING – Commercial development of an idea to reach a goalKetso – Hands-on toolkit for creative engagementColourblind/Belbin – Team role characteristics and team interactionCobra – BIFs and BOPs (How To)
28 Rise Up – welcome!Whether you want to develop enterprising skills, discuss an idea, work for yourself or grow your business, Rise Up offers you expert guidance, training, resources and opportunities to help you explore and develop your entrepreneurial side… Rise Up. Join the entrepreneurial revolution.
29 Start Up Support Business Coaching and Advice Grants Elevator – Ideas IncubatorEquipped workspacesCobra
30 Newcastle University Entrepreneur Society Student SocietyNewcastle University Entrepreneur SocietyCreated by Luke Jackson
31 Entrepreneurs in Residence : EiRs Angie McLeanJane Nolan MBEProf Max Robinson
32 Rise Up Enterprise Programme Launches Thursday 2nd February 2012
33 Rise Up Pitch Support Sustainability Success! Next workshop: 19th OctoberNext pitch: 26th October
34 Further opportunities Networking eventsBreakfast clubsCollaborationsNewsletterRise Up Interns