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1 Pauline Kneale Director, White Rose CETL Enterprise, Leeds Raising student awareness of enterprise skills: accredited and non-accredited routes

2 What is Enterprise? enterprise - having an idea, and taking advantage of the opportunities to make it happen Being enterprising doesnt have to mean starting up your own business. You can be enterprising in all areas of work and business which will help further your career…… What skills and attributes do I need to be more enterprising? Passion and Vision Communication Skills Organisation and Planning Networking Team-working Making an Impression Adaptability Blue sky thinking coming up with a host of ideas without being restricted to what is practical.

3 Arguments for entrepreneurship It is on VCs agendas In the US 18% of graduates start their own businesses; in the UK it is 7% The government agenda is economic, but it is also about life style, being creative, being independent, choosing your own path, developing your own research career. Self employment is a positive career option It is not necessarily about making money – down sizing, work-life balance, social entrepreneurship, taking control Social entrepreneurship – sustainability, not-4-profit - another GEES / people friendly agenda

4 Enterprise Provision In GEES Discipline provision or Cross University provision Or both?

5 Deep Learning Transferable Skills Business / Enterprise Knowledge (Reflection, Self knowledge, Independent learning) (General and Business specific skills) (Work based learning, enterprise exercises & exposure to business processes) What do we mean by enterprise learning?

6 Enterprise Teaching : Workshop style Didactic Learning from: Teacher Passive Texts Well organised lecture format Notes Copying discouraged Mistakes are feared ( Gibb 1993 Didactic and Enterprising Learning Modes) Enterprising Engagements learn from: Each other By doing By personal exchange and debate By discovery Flexible informal environment Under pressure to achieve goals By borrowing from others By problem solving

7 Enterprise Modules LEED1110 Exploring Social Enterprise LEED1120 Leadership, Innovation and Creativity LEED2100 Skill Build for Enterprise

8 LEED1110 Exploring Social Enterprise Aim of the Module to equip students with an understanding of how social enterprises operate and function. The LEED modules are designed to appeal to and attract students from a wide range of disciplines; it is not aimed at any one discipline in particular. Module Objectives On completion of this module, students should have developed an understanding of social enterprise and its differences from public, private enterprise. They should also have an understanding of the drivers and attributes of social entrepreneurs and an understanding of their own enterprise skills.

9 Active Learning Limited formal lecturing Each week has a theme: Teaching Style Models of Enterprise Team work Leadership Delivering on Time and Target Discussion Feedback Motivation Values Drivers Communication Networking Theory Pitching

10 Robert Owen Socialist, Founded the co-operative movement Created New Lanark as a model community village for his cotton mills

11 Vikram Akula Founding CEO of SKS Microfinance, a micro-lending venture in the Indian state of Andhra Pradesh. It is For-Profit but has brought social change amongst poor women from rural villages. round.htm

12 Assessment Group Project: Report 20% Poster 10% Presentation 0% practice only. Personal project: 40% 1500 words not including references. Chose one: 1 Explore the characteristics and drivers of social entrepreneurs using examples from the developed and developing worlds. 2 Explore the role of networking in developing and progressing a social enterprise. Where are opportunities for networking to be found nationally and internationally? 3Explore the funding opportunities for people wishing to start a social enterprise. Reflective Log: 30% 1200 words

13 LEED1120 Insights into Leadership, creativity and innovation Module Objectives A student completing this module will have an understanding of the key characteristics of leadership, creativity and innovation in a variety of contexts. They will also develop an understanding of their own skills and attributes in these areas and understand how groups develop and respond to these attributes.

14 Assessment Group Project: Report 20% Poster 10% Presentation 0% practice only. Personal project: 40% 1500 words not including references 1 Explore the role of the innovative leader in industry. How do they develop and encourage innovative employees? or 2 Explore aspects of creativity that would allow a leader to be most effective. Why would it be effective for a leader think creatively in their organisation? Reflective Log: 30% 1200 words

15 Student reflections When I was choosing this module I felt I needed something that wasnt totally academic- orientated. Although I knew there were essays to be written, I also was aware that it was more about developing my skills and learning how to be innovative and creative. A crucial motive for my taking this module was I felt I had no skills that would be valuable in the workplace.

16 Reflections One skill I really improved upon was my creative thinking, I learnt to use parts of the brain which Im not accustomed to using. I am now more open to criticism and taking on board advice. Log book At first I didnt really see the point of keeping a reflective log but my opinions of this have changed greatly over the course of this module. A previous module I have done involved reflective writing and I can find it tedious but having done it for a second time I am starting to realise that reflection is a skill worth developing.

17 Aim of the Module to enable students to develop a personal understanding of how enterprises are created and run. It is designed to allow students to attend their own selection of workshops and lectures to suit their personal development interests. The aim is to appeal to and attract students from a wide range of courses; it is not aimed at any one course in particular Module Objectives On completion of this module, students should have developed an appreciation of the skills and attributes of entrepreneurs. They should also know where to access help and advice to develop a business idea and bring it to market in the future. LEED2110 Skill Build for Enterprise

18 Assessment Project report: 50% 2000 words not including references Reflective Log: 50% 2000 words

19 Student Reflection I chose to this module due to the fact that both my parents are entrepreneurs and I had always wondered whether I would be able to be one too. Another reason for taking this module was to meet like-minded people who I could bounce ideas and theories off. I didnt have a specific business idea but I wanted to explore different options.

20 Student reflections I have always found it hard to chat to new people but after attending the networking workshop I felt a lot more confident. I now enjoy making new contacts and see the scope for opportunity rather than being daunted and shy. I have developed the confidence to take risks and put my ideas across to other people. Meeting other people with different views allowed me to grasp the importance of networking in a business environment.

21 Student reflections If the module has shown me one thing, it is the need for organization, clarity and not overcomplicating things for myself. I have found this module incredibly valuable and it has inspired me to fulfil my ambition to become an entrepreneur. I have improved in three key areas – knowledge I have gained, skills I have acquired and my attitude towards myself and others. Confidence in my abilities grew as I realised entrepreneurs werent superhuman; rather they shared a number of traits with the average person.

22 Extra curricula activity Workshops 2110 available ad hoc Lecture series – inspiring enterprise 4 all You Are What You Wear Vik Banks, Arkadash - eco and ethical clothing retail shops in Manchester and Leeds Martin Penny – An Accidental Entrepreneur Networking lunches Intern – led events - £25 challenge Simventure competition

23 First Year 100 students from 70 programmes Interested – self selected cohort Mix level 1 level 3 Some students already trading, some thinking about it, some not interested Swedes and IKEA Group work with friends issues disappeared

24 All teaching materials free at: documents.html

25 Thank you


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