The winners of the 2018 National Enterprise Educator Awards have been announced.
Enterprise catalyst – an individual enterprise or entrepreneurship educator or practitioner who is driving transformational change inside or outside the curriculum. Category sponsored by SimVenture Business Simulations.
The winner was Mr Jeremy Shorter of King’s College London. He is pictured below with and Paul Brough-Jones and Peter Harrington from SimVenture Business Simulations.
Jeremy has designed and built King’s Entrepreneurship Institute’s Skills programme, revolutionising the way enterprise education is delivered. Through new experiential, co-curricular courses and large scale events including the London Venture Crawl, he has helped introduce hundreds of students to entrepreneurship and substantially raised entrepreneurship’s profile and quality. His initiatives have been adopted by other universities, and gained accreditation and coverage from leading organisations. Jeremy’s commitment, passion and dedication led to students nominating him for a King’s Rising Star award. Jeremy was nominated by Amy Lothian, King’s College London.
Mr Will Pritchard, Keele University and Dr Richard Tunstall, University of Leeds were Highly Commended.
HE Team Enterprise – a team of HE staff delivering exceptional enterprise or entrepreneurship education inside or outside the curriculum. Category sponsored Simply Do Ideas.
The winner was the Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship at the University of Bristol. Members of the winning team are pictured with Will Webberley of Simply Do Ideas.
The Centre for Innovation and Entrepreneurship was founded with the aim of graduating the next generation of innovators and entrepreneurs with the adaptability, agility, transdisciplinary and innovative thinking, to make positive differences in an ever-changing world. The Centre’s core work runs 11 undergraduate ‘…with Innovation’ degree programmes and a one-year taught postgraduate MSc programme. The Centre also provides service-teaching to a number of other programmes at the University, and an online course through the University’s flagship ‘Bristol Futures’ programme.
IMPACT Social Innovation Challenge, Queen’s University Belfast and WE Innovate: Inspiring female entrepreneurs in STEM subjects, Imperial College London were Highly Commended.
FE Team Enterprise – a team of FE staff delivering exceptional enterprise or entrepreneurship education inside or outside the curriculum. Category sponsored by Natwest.
The winner was How D&A College is Incubating the Entrepreneurs of the Future, Dundee and Angus College. Members of the winning team are pictured with Heather Waters and Natasha Barbar-Evans of NatWest.
D&A College received the title of FE Entrepreneurial College of the Year in 2017. They continue to remain at the forefront of entrepreneurial development and exchange, committed to embedding entrepreneurial learning into all that they offer, utilising a range of opportunities including workshops, business start-up, competitions and mentoring delivered in a purpose build incubator facility – the only one of its kind in all of Scotland’s Colleges. This ultimately leads to the creation of prosperous partnerships, dynamic careers and above all creative communities.
Borders College Enterprise Mindset Challenge and Start Up Space and John Mather Trust Enterprise Competition, City of Glasgow College & Bridge 2 Business: Young Enterprise Scotland were Highly Commended.