Located in Heathfield, the Centre for Entrepreneurship is available to help those that are thinking about starting a business. But that is not our only mission – an important part of our remit at the University is to embed the key enterprise skills and thinking that the world’s top entrepreneurs are renowned for into our students, staff and recent graduates.
Attending our events will provide you with an opportunity to dip your toes into the world of entrepreneurship, formulate and try out new ideas, and test them within a safe environment. This process will help you determine if being an entrepreneur might be for you, and it will allow you to take forward a viable business idea to Stage 2 of the Centre’s process.
Alongside our credit bearing enterprise modules within the curriculum, we have an extra-curricular enterprising skills programme. The Enterprise Challenge will expose you to fundamental business knowledge delivered by experienced industry speakers. The workshops will allow you to develop sought-after skills that can be utilised for whatever stage your career is at.
The Enterprise Challenge workshops run on Wednesday and Thursday 5-7pm during Semester 1, and Thursday 5-7pm during Semester 2.
On selected Wednesdays, we will be bringing you Entrepreneurial Masterclasses. These offer an opportunity to be exposed to advanced insights into the entrepreneurial journey of successful entrepreneurs, and also knowledge of a cutting-edge area in which they have become experts during their careers. Masterclass that we have had in the past have involved:
- The 21st Century Entrepreneur/Intrapreneur
- Ideation using Design Thinking
- Business Modelling
- Agile Development/Project Management
- Online Content Marketing (User Personas/Lead Generation)
- Analytical-based Decision Making
The Entrepreneurial Masterclasses complement the Enterprise Challenge programme by providing insights you can apply to your business idea drawn from the latest trends for the modern entrepreneur.
Masterclasses run on selected Wednesdays 1-2pm during Semester 1 and 2, we have one masterclass associated with each of the 10 schools at the university.
1. Enterprising Skills