Oxford School of Hospitality Management

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  • Social Enterprise project

    The Oxford School of Hospitality Management is leading a new international project focused on social enterprise. The aim is to encourage students and academics to engage with social enterprise, to ensure it is integrated into university curricula and to encourage graduates to consider careers in this sector.

    Funding has been secured from UnLtd, which works on behalf of the Higher Education Funding Council, and from the project partners - the University of Guelph, the University of Florida and Conscious Travel.

    The project is being led by Senior Lecturer Roberto Daniele. Outputs of the project include:

    • Social enterprise 'boot camps', open to academics and students, in locations such as Kenya and Nepal
    • The first of what will be an annual conference for academics and practitioners, scheduled to take place in New Orleans, to stimulate collaborative projects and to assist with curriculum development;
    • An on-line platform for the exchange of educational innovations linked to social enterprise; and
    • A model curriculum to support social entrepreneurs in the hospitality and tourism sectors

    Read more about one of our initiatives, our 2015 trip to Kenya.

  • "We now have a collective action plan - to initiate and sustain projects in parts of the world where tourism and hospitality have the potential to strengthen communities and enhance the life chances of locals."

    Roberto Daniele
    Senior Lecturer, Oxford School of Hospitality Management