Enterprise support

    • Evolve 2020
  • Enterprise support for staff

    If you are a member of staff looking for information, support, and resources about enterprise and entrepreneurship education, or for funding to enhance the development of your curriculum, then the BES team can support you. We can also provide advice and opportunities if you’d like to develop your own entrepreneurial talents too.

    Enterprise Education is extremely important to Oxford Brookes University. We want to make sure that every student has an opportunity to develop their enterprise and entrepreneurial competencies, and we know the best way to do this is through the curriculum.

    The aim of Enterprise Education is to encourage an awareness, mindset and capability to generate original ideas in response to identified needs, opportunities and shortfalls, and the ability to act on them, even if circumstances are changing and ambiguous; in short, having an idea and making it happen.

    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 to manage limited resources under uncertainty. This translates into a richer learning experience and a boost to the students’ confidence and employability. Brookes Enterprise Support can help you deliver these training opportunities direct to your students.

  • Evolve Conference

    Take a fresh and innovative look at developing enterprise education!

    The Evolve Conference, Oxford Brookes’ enterprise and entrepreneurship education conference, is returning this academic year! Join us on 23 Jan 2020 for a free half-day of workshops, talks, and cross-disciplinary discussion which will explore different ways to support students to become leaders and critical thinkers. Brought to you by Enterprise Support in partnership with OCSLD.  

  • Access Enterprise grant

    Up to £1,000 of funding to enhance or promote enterprise education

    The Access Enterprise Grant (AEG) AEG is a flexible rolling fund, providing successful applicants with up to £1,000 of funding to promote the development or enhancement of taught curricular programmes which provide opportunities for students to develop enterprise capabilities as part of their studies.

    The grant could go towards field trips, events, guest speakers, or the production of teaching materials for example. Successful projects tend to be those which promote the development of taught curricular programmes, providing students with opportunities to learn enterprise capabilities as part of their studies.

    Applications are now closed for the year. If you would like any information on the grant please email Lydiah Igweh -LydiahIgweh@brookes.ac.uk

  • Networks and support

    Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Network

    The network is made up of colleagues who have developed, or who are interesting in developing, an enterprising approach in their learning and teaching and who encourage their students to cultivate an enterprising mindset.

    Please get in touch with enterprise-support@brookes.ac.uk if you are interested in joining the network.

  • Case studies

    Showcasing enterprising education across the Faculties at Oxford Brookes University. If you would like to create a case study, please complete this Google Form.

  • Resources

    We also work with a number of other departments and partners who can support you in delivering Entrepreneurship and Enterprise Education.

    1. Knowledge Transfer

      The Knowledge Transfer Centre helps researchers achieve impact from their research through supporting, among other things, enterprise and entrepreneurship for staff and students.

    2. ICE Qube, Wheatley Campus Innovation Hub 

      A dedicated place to call home for your business, a co-working space for students and staff to present alumni who are running a company and need an inspirational place to work.

    3. Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurship

      The Institute of Enterprise and Entrepreneurs is the first dedicated professional learning institute specialising in business enterprise and business support.

    4. Oxfordshire Social Entrepreneurship Partnership

      Oxfordshire Social Entrepreneurship Partnership (OSEP) has been set up to help existing and prospective social entrepreneurs plan, develop and grow their businesses.

    5. Global Social Entrepreneurship Network

      GSEN brings organisations together to share what works in supporting social entrepreneurs. As a result, our members can provide higher quality support to social entrepreneurs

    6. Quality Assurance Agency for Higher Education, Enterprise and entrepreneurship education (QAA)

    7. Enterprise Educators UK (EEUK)

  • News and events for staff