Academic Support and Staff Engagement

Learn pedagogical and other methods to embed enterprise in the curriculum, commercialise research and harness creative thinking in everyday work situations.

Academic Support and Staff Engagement

We support and encourage our staff to embrace entrepreneurial thinking and behaviours. We believe these are important skills that contribute to the University becoming more engaged and responsive in all aspects. 

To enable this we offer a varied programme of initiatives which help the Brookes staff community to:

  • grow their understanding
  • gain confidence in teaching
  • learn new skills for their own and their students' benefit. 
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Academic Support and Engagement Initiatives

To find out more about these initiatives, email us at enterprise-support@brookes.ac.uk

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Evolve Conference

Run annually, the Evolve Conference provides a time and place to take a fresh look at what is happening in enterprise education. 

You can enjoy a range of stimulating workshops, presentations, and cross-disciplinary discussions on inclusive curriculum design for enterprise and entrepreneurship education. You will also have space to explore the different ways to develop enterprising skills amongst students and graduates.

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Evolve Award

Oxford Brookes University wants to make sure that every student has an opportunity to develop their entrepreneurial competencies. The most effective way to do this is through the curriculum. 

The Evolve Grant Award (formerly the Access Enterprise Grant (AEG) is part of the Enterprise Education Learning Community, a partnership between Brookes Enterprise Support and OCSLD. Recipients receive support and funding to develop a project, test out ideas, and implement them. 

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Enterprise Training

An enterprising curriculum provides opportunities for students to become confident and creative problem-solvers, apply their academic knowledge to real-world challenges, and build the resilience needed to manage resources during uncertainty. It enables a richer learning experience and can boost employability. 

Brookes Enterprise Support can help you design these training opportunities to deliver directly to your students. 

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International Conference for Enterprise Educators - IEEC

Oxford Brookes University is a member of Enterprise Educators UK. Each year EEUK hold the IEEC, which is renowned for its excellent keynote speakers and participant-focused sessions that are guided by leading educators and practitioners. 

The conference provides a forum for enterprise and entrepreneurship educators and practitioners to share experiences and engage with others from across the globe. The conference producers are always looking for contributions that highlight and enable good practice from all areas. They are keen to encourage student participation.

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Bridge

Building Researchers Innovation and Developing Goals with Enterprise (BRIDGE) is a two-week programme for post doctoral and doctoral students. It helps them to seek out paths to explore outside of the academic-portfolio.

During the two weeks, participants learn how to develop their own brand, pitch their research idea or proposal, create an impact when time is short, and prepare themselves to gain funding and investment. Participants leave the programme having developed a useful skillset that will help them to straddle the gap between academia and enterprise by commercialising their research. 

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Enterprise Everywhere Forum

The Enterprise Everywhere Forum is an internal forum for all Oxford Brookes staff. Run quarterly by Brookes Enterprise Support, it provides time for meaningful engagement with the University 2035 strategy and space to debate how, where and when enterprise forms part of the working day.