Below are the past and present IEEP Fellowship and members:

IEEP Cohort 1 (2007-08)


2007-2008 NCGE Entrepreneurship Education Fellows (England)

Associate Dean (School of Sport, Performing Arts and Leisure,
University of Wolverhampton)
Achievements include:

  • Development, validation and delivery of undergraduate and postgraduate modules in Sports Entrepreneurship;
  • Entrepreneurship Module for the Tourism and Hospitality Masters;
  • Initiation of university involvement with the student SPEED programme;
  • Involvement with university strategy development in Learning and Knowledge Transfer.
Senior Lecturer (Canterbury Christ Church Business School)
Achievements include:

  • Building strong links with regional stakeholders – joint marketing, delivery activity and assessment;
  • ‘Orange Street’ Creativity Workshops for Students;
  • Staff Development workshops across the University;
  • New MBA Modules on Creativity and Innovation;
  • Entrepreneurial module development for other departments.
Associate Dean (School of Art and Design, Coventry University)
Achievements include:

  • development, validation and delivery of new MA Performing Arts, Innovation and Enterprise degree;
  • redesigning level one and two modules in Creative Enterprise to accommodate ‘stages’ approach to enterprise development;
  • engagement in new University research Group on Applied Research in Enterprise Education.
Business Development Manager – Entrepreneurship (University of Brighton)
Achievements include:

  • creation of Entrepreneurship Steering Group to oversee developments right across the University;
  • new Beepurple Beehive Incubator facility for student start-ups in the university;
  • building strong Stakeholder links;
  • obtained funding to start building a team;
  • joint Conference venture with Canterbury Christ Church University.
Professor of Entrepreneurship and Head of Management Systems Group (York University Management School)
Achievements include:

  • development of a strong doctoral and contract research team;
  • assumed reach-out role for School;
  • Head of Partnership Development;
  • developing Entrepreneurship Modules for postgraduate and final year undergraduate students;
  • international programme delivery (Malaysia and Brazil).
Senior Lecturer and Learning & Enterprise Centre Manager (University of Chester)
Achievements include:

  • suite of modules now on offer to students across the University;
  • institute of Leadership and Management (ILM) accreditation of Enterprise and Social Enterprise Qualifications;
  • obtaining funding for development of Incubator Unit;
  • regular staff forums across all Faculties;
  • creation of Intranet Forum.
Lecturer in Enterprise (Student Enterprise Centre, Coventry University)
Achievements include:

  • Revision of five Level 1 Undergrad Modules;
  • Design of eight Level 3 Undergrad Modules;
  • New BA/BSc in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship;
  • Summer school;
  • Initial Planning in MA Global Entrepreneurship.
Senior Teaching Fellow in Design Entrepreneurship (School of Design, University of Leeds)
Achievements include:

  • Grant of £12000 for development of learning materials;
  • New ‘Students in Enterprise’ (SIFE) team at Leeds;
  • University wide Enterprise in Design module developed;
  • Grant of £60,000 for joint venture with Indian National Institute in creating Masters of Design Entrepreneurship.
Director of Research (Women’s Enterprise Centre, University of Bedfordshire Business School)
Achievements include:

  • introducing Entrepreneurship into undergraduate programme;
  • planned undergraduate module across all faculties;
  • initiative for graduate incubator;
  • new modules on Venture Creation;
  • research award for entrepreneurial leadership education.
Creative Project Manager (Lancaster University)
Achievements include:

  • joint venture with Careers and the Management School;
  • new taster courses for creative industry students;
  • setting up Young Creatives Network;
  • development of innovative pedagogies in consultancy programme and in Young Creatives Network;
  • developed Enterprise Summer School Programme.
Lecturer in Enterprise and Entrepreneurship (Institute of Applied Entrepreneurship, Coventry University)*
Achievements include:

  • initiation of ‘Network Plus’, a monthly networking event for students and business;
  • development of ‘Coventry Means Business’, a student pairing with entrepreneurs through the IoD;
  • launch of Alumni for Enterprise, linking past students to University initiatives;
  • University Guest Lecture series.

Tom has also recently accepted the role of IEEP Development Manager.


2007-2008 NCGE Entrepreneurship Education Fellows (Wales)

Head of the Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (Glyndwr University, Wrexham)
Achievements include:

  • creation of cross-departmental Academic Forum on Enterprise;
  • campus-wide events to engage the Community;
  • direct feed into MBA;
  • awarded Associate of the Higher Education Academy;
  • partnership with new Centre for Pedagogical Research and Scholarship;
  • new proposal to University for Entrepreneurial Model.
Entrepreneurship Champion (Development Centre, Coleg Ystrad Mynach, Wales)
Achievements include:

  • developing Entrepreneurship across the Curriculum;
  • developing Staff Skills to Deliver;
  • creating the interface with the Enterprise Zone.

Quote from senior management: “the experience of the course has impacted on the ‘enterprise’ developments within Coleg Ystrad Mynach. Lesley and I are currently producing a paper for the Senior Management regarding the provision and embedding of ‘enterprise’ within the whole College.”

Enterprise Champion and Education Manager (University of Glamorgan, Wales)
Achievements include:

  • development and delivery of the IGNITE Programme in Wales (one-week graduate programme);
  • adaptation of Belbin Team-Building workshops to enterprise agenda and delivered to over 200 students;
  • tasked with development of standalone University Centre for Enterprise;
  • raised £113,000 to support role.
Entrepreneurship Champion (Barry College)
Achievements include:

  • embedding entrepreneurship curriculum across the whole college;
  • joining the College Management Team;
  • development programmes for staff;
  • substantial engagement of college staff;
  • winning the Welsh Student Intern Final.
Senior Lecturer (Newport Business School)
Achievements include:

  • designed Entrepreneurship Modules for School of Art Media and Design;
  • planning of Social Enterprise Centre;
  • management and curriculum development of new MBA with Small Business Management;
  • development of research portfolio focused upon local economic and social development.
Enterprise Manager (Swansea Metropolitan University)
Achievements include:

  • major role in creation of UK-wide Special Interest Group in Entrepreneurial Learning;
  • funding for three Faculty Entrepreneurship Interns;
  • creation of MBA Entrepreneurship pathway module;
  • funding for business plan competition in School of Visual Communication;
  • international Network engagement and presentations.
Entrepreneurship Learning Director (University of Wales Institute, Cardiff)
Achievements include:

  • delivering Entrepreneurship across all five University Schools;
  • development of ‘IGNITE’ – a week-long student business venture course;
  • innovative pedagogy development – using the England Cricket Team;
  • linking entrepreneurship back into Secondary Education (after-school club for six comprehensives).
Entrepreneurship Development Officer (Coleg Sir Gar)*
Achievements include:

  • creation of cross-campus Entrepreneurship Steering Group with Entrepreneurship Champions;
  • work with group on comprehensive package development;
  • new programmes for College administration – example Library support;
  • network programme enterprise pedagogy development for Welsh Baccalaureate.

*With great sadness we must announce that Ian Bennett passed away suddenly in November 2008.
Tributes to Ian are here.

Republic of Ireland

2007-2008 NCGE Entrepreneurship Education Fellows (Republic of Ireland)

Lecturer in Entrepreneurship (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology)
Achievements include:

  • restructuring the Enterprise Modules to Practice;
  • development of Cultural Entrepreneurship Module;
  • organisation of whole campus Enterprise Week;
  • lead role in International research programme into culture.
Lecturer in Business & Humanities (Dun Laoghaire Institute of Art, Design and Technology)
Achievements include:

  • development of Advanced Module in Enterprise, postgraduate MA in Digital Media with innovative pedagogy;
  • introducing New Venture and Idea Generation into existing modules;
  • pedagogical innovation in existing programmes to enhance teaching ‘for’ entrepreneurship as opposed to ‘about’.
Entrepreneurship Champion (Tralee Institute of Technology)
Achievements include:

  • launch of Young Enterprise Programme to 800 students in Kerry;
  • promotion across all the schools in the Institute;
  • active engagement of entrepreneurs in course design;
  • attracted £1m in funding.
Director (Centre for Research, Waterford Institute of Technology)
Achievements include:

  • introduction of Postgraduate Diploma In Enterprise Development;
  • Teaching Guide for Female Entrepreneurship;
  • leading role in development of Irish Entrepreneurship Educators Network (INTRE).

IEEP Cohort 2 (2009-10)


2009-2010 NCGE Entrepreneurship Education Fellows (England)

Teaching Development Fellow (Coventry University)
  • Structural
    Advisory Board; EEE group; Creative Futures Board; Learning & Teaching Strategy
  • Curriculum
    PDP; Toolkits; Alliances
  • Terminology
    Creative Enterprise; Creative Design; Creative Media – definitions and meanings


Director (Centre for Innovation & Enterprise, University of Hertfordshire)
  • Role of funding
    ISBE RAKE Fund
    JISC fund
    20 Chancellor Entrepreneurship scholarships – incubation
  • Curriculum
    Curriculum Development – new modules
  • External
    IEEC2009 presentation; Networking – IEEPers;
    Entrepreneur in residence
Business Development Manager (Liverpool John Moores University)
  • Strategic
    Boundaries of (Faculty) role within HEI provision
    Faculty Strategic Plan
  • Creative
    Working; Presenting – games; DVD
  • Entrepreneurial mindset
    PDP; Language; Staff engagement


Senior Lecturer Computing (University of Cumbria)
  • Curriculum Professional skills; Ethics; Wikki; Employer led projects
  • Employer Engagement
    KPT; Innovation vouchers; Graduates into employment!
  • Pedagogy
  • Review & Development
Alumni Relations Coordinator (Royal College of Art)
  • Pedagogy
    Summer School – “Chocks away”; panel; workshops
  • Evidence
    Student survey (future focus on skill development)
  • External
    Alumni Relations; stakeholder mapping;
    E-bulletin; e-newsletter;
    Alumni magazine
Lecturer (Centre for Lifelong Learning, University of Hull)
  • Curriculum
    New programmes; Courses; Delivery
  • Life long learning
    HEA Escalate project; impact on life long learners
  • Pedagogy
    Wiki; facilitator & methods; VLE; Utube; digital cameras
  • Entrepreneurial Lifeworld
    Empathy; definitions & language
Enterprise Champion (University of Liverpool)
  • Curriculum
    Embedded modules – MRes Bioscience; Engineering; MBA
    Build life-world into curriculum; diverse learning abilities/styles
  • Institutional Position
    Map activity; curriculum to support development of grad entprs
  • Entrepreneurial HEI
    Enterprise Champion role; Catalyst; Publications; Conference


Enterprise Lecturer (City University London)
  • Staff: “EELS”
    Entrepreneurship Education Lunchtime Seminars
  • Pedagogy
    New Technology (Simventure) & Personal Review
  • Mentoring
    Reviewed student support provision
  • Institutional
    inc partner HEI Queen Mary University
Enterprise Skills & Education Manager (University of Bristol)
  • HEI Enterprise Education Plan
    HEI wide strategy
    Stakeholder mapping
  • Student
    Incubation space
    Multi media production company
    Spark boot camp
  • Personal: SWOT
Senior Lecturer in Pharmacology (Sheffield Hallam University)
  • Pedagogy
    Consolidated current thinking regarding enterprise and entrepreneurship within education.
  • Learning, Teaching & Assessment
    Gained awareness of concepts and philosophies within other disciplines
Director (CiREM)
  • Publications
    National Enterprise Academy; Strategy Papers
  • Networking
    Active – new sector; pro-active; conference
  • Teaching new programmes& Serial Entrepreneur
Course Director (Birmingham City University)
  • Curriculum
    Module Development; NESTA: Moodle
  • Publications
    L&T Journal; J of Ent Beh & R;
  • Social Enterprise & Entrepreneurial Individuals
    Creative Industries; Twitter; posters; start ups; sector
Academic Developer (Leeds Metropolitan University)
  • Staff Development
    Cross faculty; Language; 15 case studies; 5 Jrnl articles
  • Curriculum Development
    Modules; Masters Programme; engage incubatees;
    MA Creative Enterprise
  • Student Engagement
    Enterprise Club; Enterprise Champions; GEWeek; evaluation
  • Strategic
    Faculty; University; export expertise – international
Enterprise Research Fellow (Manchester Metropolitan University)
  • Catalyst
    FS; networks; delivery units; Entrepreneur in residence;
    Enterprise Curriculum Fellowship Scheme – Staff
  • Extra curricula
    Raising Awareness; Promotion;
  • Strategic positioning
    Innospace Board;
  • Teaching
Senior Lecturer in Entrepreneurship (University of Huddersfield)
  • Curriculum:
    Interview entrepreneur; SimVenture; PBL
  • Students:
    GEWeek; Experience
  • Networking
  • Business Engagement
  • Funding
Curriculum Development Officer (Entrepreneurial Development Unit, Newcastle University)
  • Strategic Challenge
    Understand unit role within HEI; mechanisms;
    34 Enterprise Champions; Network – Coventry;
    Train the trainers programme
  • Programmes
    Refresh curriculum; teaching focus; Skills; linkages;
  • Assessment
    SET – engineering
  • Extra Curricula

2009-2010 NCGE Entrepreneurship Education Fellows (Wales)

Enterprise Champion (Welsh Assembly Government)
  • Raised Funds:
    Bid success: £82, 000+ entrepreneurial activities
  • Institution:
    Clear place in the agenda within in a rural setting
  • Students:
    Magazine “entrepreneurial voice”; enterprise space
  • 2 new masteries:
    Difficult conversations
    Spiritual empathy
Enterprise Champion (Lecturer and Teaching & Learning Mentor, Yale College)
  • Institution Profile
    E-zine (Internet magazine); Student club
    Externals – business start up sessions
    Strategic response to WAG “One Wales: Vision into Action
  • Funding
    Secured over £100,000 (WAG – FE: grants; for charity)
  • Evidence
    Meaningful questionnaire
Entrepreneurship Coordinator (University of Wales Institute Cardiff)
  • Extra curricula
    BEE; 4 student ambassadors; IGNITE
  • Strategic
    UWIC Employability Board
  • Connectivity
    Schools – key stage 4; Students Union; Website
  • Teaching
    NESTA; Employability course
Enterprise Education Manager (Swansea College)
  • FE & Primary
    450 primary & 120 FE students
  • Module Development
    3 new modules; + expansion of Welsh Bac
  • Student Engagement
    Tutorials; Pedagogy; Faculties; Staff buy in; Networks;
  • Influencer Board Membership



2009-2010 NCGE Entrepreneurship Education Fellows (Scotland)

Curriculum Manager for Enterprise and Create Centre Manager (University of the Highlands and Islands Millennium Institute (Inverness College))
  • Strategy & Culture
  • Set up Centre
    CREATE – 3 year plan
  • Network
    Newsletter; Awards; PR
Depute Principal (The North Highland College UHI)
  • Curriculum Change
  • Supporting Student Activity
  • Developing Strategy
Republic of Ireland

2009-2010 NCGE Entrepreneurship Education Fellows (Republic of Ireland)

Director of Programmes (Waterford Institute of Technology)
  • Pedagogy
    Curriculum Development – external courses
  • Stakeholders
    Entrepreneur in residence; European Networks;
    & mentors
  • Extra curricula
    Celebration/Awards: undergraduate events;
    awareness raising – centre CEDRE & South East
    Enterprise Platform Programme
Senior Lecturer (Southern Regional College)
  • Curriculum
    New Business Enterprise Modules; Computing; Foundation Degree
  • Train the Trainers
    28 Staff on NICENT Ent Awareness Programme; Staff Enterprise Day; Inspire Web site – staff resources
  • Mentoring
    Enterprise Interns; Empathy; Enterprise Club
  • Relationships
    Internal; Staff Development; Dragon’s Lair
Year Head – Business Faculty (Griffith College Dublin)
  • Experience – Class
    Entrepreneur practice into teaching practice
  • Course Development
    New area – Performing Arts
  • Funding
    EU Dept of Enterprise Trade & Inn
  • Stakeholders
    International Partnerships; Private industry
Lecturer in Entrepreneurship; Chair of INTRE: Ireland’s Network of Teachers and Researchers of Entrepreneurship (Dublin City University)
  • Pedagogies
    Mindmap; creativity; experiential learning; visual learning; role play
  • Importance of Space
    External spaces for learning; entrepreneurs
  • Assessment
    Poster; Reflective diaries
  • International
    Chair of INTRE 2009 – ; European Minority Languages
Enterprise Executive (Trinity College Dublin)
  • Culture Change
    From Initiatives to strategy – masterclass
  • Connectivity
    Dublin Innovation Week; Careers roles; & across College
  • Evidence
    Impact; Audit; Evaluation
  • Network
    Trinity Enterprise Network – stakeholders
Lecturer (Waterford Institute of Technology)
  • Focus on Strategy
    Critical for delivery, standards & quality
  • Network
    Institutional Network of colleagues: intern support
  • Pedagogy
    Innovations: Teaching practice; fun
  • Extra curricula
    Creativity event

IEEP Cohort 3 (2011/12)


2011-2012 NCGE Entrepreneurship Education Fellows (England)

Business Development Manager/Student Enterprise Manager (SOAS, University of London)
•    Established student enterprise offering including extra-curricular workshops, events, setting up a student society and an annual entrepreneurship boot camp with a focus on social enterprise
•    Acquired funding to support social enterprise projects
•    Developed new relationships with corporate funders
•  Established better cross-institutional links to work together, e.g. through supporting the development of an alumni graduate entrepreneurs network
•    Manage graduate entrepreneur visa scheme
Associate Head of Department (Academic) Psychology and behavioural sciences (Coventry University)
•    Vice Chancellors Working Group establishing Social Enterprise at CU
•    Contributed to curriculum change in Faculty
•    Undertaking doctorate studies with Institute of Applied Entrepreneurship at CU
Enterprise Manager (Southampton Solent University)
•    Business start up support: Managed training, mentoring and funding programmes for 250+ Solent students and graduates
•    Curriculum: Responsible for embedding enterprise in curriculum
•    Professional expertise: Business Planning, Marketing (CIM qualified); Finance (AAT qualified and ACCA lecturer)
•    Support Involvement: Shell Livewire, Business Link, You Win! competition in Nigeria.
Jon Powell
Enterprise Team Manager and Enterprise Champion (Lancaster University)
•    Coordinating enterprise and entrepreneurship support across the institution.
•    Manage the ‘How To…’ week of events for Global Entrepreneurship Week.
•    Manage entrepreneurship support funds at Lancaster University.
•    Project manager for Enterprise Champion and Unite With Business ERDF funded business support projects.
Lecturer in Enterprise – Biomedical Sciences (Newcastle University)
•    Enterprise champion – Faculty of Medical Sciences
•    Coordinator – BSc Biomedical Sciences with Business
•    Business for the Bioscientist, module leader
•    Enterprise pedagogy in STEM subjects
•    HEA funding  – presentation skills for employability
•    Exchange Coordinator
Enterprise Education Officer (Liverpool John Moores University)
•    Pedagogy
•    Curriculum development & delivery
•    Student engagement
•    Student & Graduate business start-up

2011-2012 NCGE Entrepreneurship Education Fellows (Wales)

Head of Entrepreneurship, Employability and Enrichment (Cardiff and Vale College)
•    Change management through strategic and operational planning
•    Sharing best practice throughout Gazelle Colleges Group
•    Innovative cross-institutional staff development programme
•    Embedding ‘real’ entrepreneurial experiences within the curriculum
Enterprise Officer (Bridgend College)
•    Won a Prowess Flagship Award  in 2005 for the ‘Women into Business’ programme
•    Gained SFEDI Accreditation as a business adviser in 2010
•    Hosted a visit for Icelandic lecturers to share best practice in enterprise education in  2011
•    Facilitated students’ involvement in the UK wide Carnegie UK ‘Enterprising Minds’ survey 2012
Enterprise Projects Coordinator (Bangor University)
•    Staff engagement ACE Project, multidisciplinary course development (Enterprise by Design), staff development/engagement with EEUK
•    Student Engagement
Raising awareness, experiential opportunities, entrepreneurial mindset
•    Curriculum
Undergraduate and Postgraduate module development, QAA
•    Extra curricular
Bootcamps, experiential workshops, competitions, Bangor Employability Award points for all enterprise activity
•    Collaboration ACE Project, Aber – Bangor Strategic Alliance, Welsh Government Regional Hub
Carolyn Parry
Acting Deputy Director and Careers Consultant (The Careers Service, Aberystwyth University)
•    Interdisciplinary cross institutional module development
•    Inclusion of enterprising mind-set in university graduate employability attributes
•    Staff development (enterprise, emotional intelligence)
•    SME and alumni employer engagement
•    University Academic Champion of Enterprise (entrepreneur turned educator)
•    Developed role model inspired problem based learning model
•    Business and technology
•    Belbin component of enterprise module (published paper)
Student engagement
•    Career choice specialism
•    Innovative large scale cross campus events to engage non traditional participants using social media
•    Social enterprise competitions

IEEP Cohort 4 (2013/14)

IEEP Cohort 4

International Entrepreneurship Educators Programme (2013/14)


Senior Lecturer (London South Bank University)
SafiaBarikzai 2Achievements Include:

  • Raised enterprise and entrepreneurship awareness within LSBU by organising events for both students and staff
  • Training workshop for London based SME/Startup
  • Delivered Simventure business simulation workshops to engage multi-disciplinary student
Enterprise Manager (Cardiff University)
CBushell 2Achievements Include:

  • Elected to Board of Directors of Enterprise Educators UK
  • Developed a new Enterprise Strand of the Cardiff Award (University-wide employability award)
  • Ensured that Enterprise Education across the University is considered as a key part of Cardiff University’s “Innovation System”
Senior Enterprise Learning Officer (Cardiff University)
Cardiff Uni NeilColes 2Achievements Include:

  • Establishing a wide and varied network of academics who continue to discuss teaching and learning strategies for enterprise and employability
  • Delivering a best practice workshop at IEEC that has gone on to be noted in Lord Young’s Enterprise for All publication and an All-Party Parliamentary Group for Micro Businesses
  • Being awarded the Cardiff University Celebrating Excellence Award for Exceptional Enhancement of the Student Experience and the National Enterprise Educator of the Year Award 2013
Entrepreneurship Coordinator(Cardiff Metropolitan University)
Lauren Pic Achievements Include:

  • Since completing IEEP my role as Entrepreneurship Coordinator has been made into a full time position
  • My team has been presented with the Cardiff Metropolitan University award for ‘Team of the year’ and nominated for several external awards by the marketing department
  • Also, I have enhanced my experience in delivering workshops to students. I have been given several opportunities to deliver within the curriculum as well as within our events and activities which are extra-curricular
Enterprise Champion for Rhyl College and Business Lecturer (Colleg Llandrillo Rhyl)
steph harding 2  Achievements Include:

  • Persuading Jim Metcalf of Carnegie Trust to bring TestTown to Rhyl
  • Becoming the Chair of Young Enterprise North Wales
  • Developing a partnership between FE and HE students of South Bank University through the Pants to Poverty initiative
Enterprise Leader (Coleg Gwent)
Ness picAchievements Include:

  • Embedding of enterprise challenge across all curriculum areas.
  • Entrepreneurial strategy approved
  • Mentoring students to start up and signposting
Senior University Teacher (The University of Sheffield)
pictureAchievements Include:

    • Application for upgrading from Fellowship to Senior Fellowship of HEA
      • Invited Keynote Presentation, at the 5th Conference on Creative Education, CCE2015, Beijing, China, May 2015
      • Inclusion of Case Study: P. Kapranos, Diploma for Personal & Professional Skills for the Doctoral Training Centres, Doctoral Training Centre for Advanced Metallics, in ‘Enhancing employability through enterprise education: Examples of good practice in higher education’, Edited by Jane Owens and Maureen Tibby, HEA, Dec 2014,
Enterprise Co-ordinator (Grwp Llandrillo Menai)
Penny Matthews PhotoAchievements Include:

  • Greater awareness, understanding and confidence of UK and European policies, papers and reports equipping me with knowledge and tools to effectively communicate across academia and senior management.
  • Shortlisted as National Enterprise educators FE Enterprise Champion Award 2014
  • Invaluable professional and personal supportive networks
Enterprise Adviser (University of Portsmouth)
Lynda Povey University of Portsmouth 2Achievements Include:

  • Undertaken Enterprise in the Curriculum review across the institution with the aim of creating positive change within the taught curriculum
  • Played an instrumental role in the establishment of Student/Graduate incubation space
  • Developed and delivered enterprise pedagogies to students and staff
Student Entrepreneuship Manager (London South Bank University)
Yuliana_Seymour 2 Achievements Include:

Enterprise Engagement Manager (University of Wales, Newport)
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SEEP (Scottish Entrepreneurship Educators Programme)

Scottish Entrepreneurship Educators Programme

Scottish Entrepreneurship Educators Associate Fellows

Business Advisor in External Relations (Dundee College) and Enterprise Development Officer (Scotland’s Colleges)
Achievements include:
• ‘Enterprise Mindset’ Conference as part of Festival of Dangerous Ideas
• Established an innovative project supporting enterprise within the Scottish college sector
• Development of a strong network of likeminded educators and external stakeholders to support and champion enterprise work in Scotland.


Curriculum Leader (Kilmarnock College)
Achievements include:
•Creation of a charity retail outlet within college environment to develop enterprising practice for learners and staff
• Developing extensive external partnerships to enhance enterprise opportunities
• Institutional Enterprise Champion
Lecturer (Inverness College, University of the Highland and Islands)
Achievements include:
• Lead on Highland Innovation Week, bringing inspirational and enterprising organisations face-to-face with students for activities, lectures and challenges
• Enterprise audit tool to help course teams review programmes to encourage an entrepreneurial mindset in learners
• Developing innovative pedagogies


Advisor (College Development Network)
Achievements include:
• Creator of The Festival of Dangerous Ideas: a national education festival in Scotland
• Developed the Creative Learning Networks in the college sector in Scotland
• Emerging Leadership course for the College sector mid-level managers
Sector Manager (Aberdeen College)
Achievements include:
• Building a supportive network of internal and external champions of enterprise
• Mapping and embedding enterprise across the College’s curriculum
• Developing and delivering staff development sessions for all staff to raise awareness of enterprising approaches to learning and teaching
Lecturer (University of the Highland and Islands)
Achievements include:
• Development of innovative undergraduate entrepreneurship curriculum
• Development of business start-up support programme for students and community members
• Enterprising pedagogy development
Lecturer (University of the Highland and Islands)
Achievements include:
• Enterprise audit tool to help course teams review programmes to encourage an entrepreneurial mindset in learners
• Developing enterprising pedagogy and curriculum enhancement
• Business start-up in the Beauty sector
Project Manager (Dundee College)
Achievements include:
• Establishing an innovative vocational enterprise challenge event
• Embedding and developing enterprise into FE curriculum
• Institutional Enterprise Champion through the use of innovative enterprise challenges

Scottish Entrepreneurship Educators Associate Fellows


Deputy Manager – Business and Creative at West Lothian College
Beth Brownlee
Achievements include:
  • Ongoing involvement with a variety of enterprise and enterprising activities, including directorship and volunteering with Breadshare Community Interest Company, Prince’s Trust business mentor and enterprising tutor on variety of business and management units and modules integrating 30 years of experience in psychology, research, sales, marketing, human resource management and management in a variety of private, public and third sector organisations.
  • On-going transformational management of wide ranging business and creative curriculum at West Lothian College from 2014 onwards.
  • Participation in alumni workshop at IEEC2014 at University of Newcastle.
Programme Leader at North Highland College
Jenny Currie Achievements include:

  •  Developed enterprising pedagogies to engage the growth mindset of management degree students across UHI
  •  Employing, training and developing young talent within the Highlands
  •  Working on providing an introduction to work for local youngsters still at school
Lecturer at Moray College
Gary Groves
Achievements include:
  • Leading the development of a degree in Interactive Media which includes entrepreneurship as one of its core elements.
  •  Co-founder of the Moray Game Jam, a 48 hour competition in which contestants develop game prototypes to a given brief.
  •  Member of the iGNITE working group, encouraging young people in the Moray area to engage in the traditional and digital arts.
Lecturer at North East Scotland College
Margaret McNaught
Achievements include:
  • Creation of the SPICE (Students Participate in Creative Enterprise) agency to develop opportunities to enhance enterprising practice for learners.
  • Creating opportunities to extend networks to provide more enterprising opportunities and experiences for learners.
  • Developing and delivering training sessions to support the development and growth of enterprising mindsets in staff and learners.
Academic Head at Dundee and Angus College
Shona Pickering
Achievements include:
  • Embedding Social Enterprise in the Curriculum – a whole course now runs as a small company called “Ethical Enterprise”
  • All full time courses within Supported Education have an Enterprise element / unit in their model.
  • Encouraging the development of the Enterprising  Mindset in all course and classroom delivery. This is reflected in the development of lesson plans and evaluation.