Author Archives: Ali Riley

19 August 2013 - 9:22 am Are you a current PhD student? Passionate about enterprise? Help us pass that passion on to others!

Here at USE, we are looking for a number of PhD students to work for us for four hours a week to make a real difference to the way other research students think about their skills and future careers.

Many postgraduate research students are unaware of how developing their knowledge and skills of enterprise can aid them in the transition from their studies to their post-PhD life. In a research career, you might have to do any or all of the following: Continue reading “Are you a current PhD student? Passionate about enterprise? Help us pass that passion on to others!” »

31 July 2013 - 10:43 am Enterprise in… Cuba??

We are a well-travelled bunch here in USE towers aren’t we? Sam and Sara went to Rio, Liz has been to the Big Apple and Bulgaria, Maria is about to head off to Thessaloniki, and I went to Cuba. Alright, this was a while ago now (March) which just shows a) how bad I am at remembering to blog, but also b) how long I’ve been musing the following in my little brain… Continue reading “Enterprise in… Cuba??” »

31 January 2013 - 10:48 am Looking back on my first year with USE

Yesterday was my one year anniversary of working at USE. (Do I get a cake?) It’s a new calendar year as well, we survived the Mayan apocalypse, so it seems like a good time to do a bit of reflection on my journey through enterprise education. I’m going to start with my experiences of starting my job here at USE, in the hope that it might help some of you heading into the world of graduate work! Continue reading “Looking back on my first year with USE” »

19 December 2012 - 3:33 pm 5 last minute totally awesome, completely ethical Christmas gift ideas for under £20

Six days before Christmas, and all through the house, Ali is panicking, with no gift for the spouse… Continue reading “5 last minute totally awesome, completely ethical Christmas gift ideas for under £20” »

12 December 2012 - 10:54 am EnterpriseWISE2013

Hello!

Just a quick one from me, especially for all you enterprising female PhD students and Early Career Researchers. Yes, you! I know you are out there! Continue reading “EnterpriseWISE2013” »

2 October 2012 - 12:08 pm IEEC2012

We are back in the office with more energy than ever (and those of you who know us know we’re pretty energetic anyway…), ready to support our academics, after a fantastic time at the International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference (IEEC) 2012, organised by Enterprise Educators UK (EEUK) and the National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education (NCEE), and held at Plymouth University. Continue reading “IEEC2012” »

14 September 2012 - 10:34 am Press release: We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the IEEC 2013

The University of Sheffield in conjunction with USE (University of Sheffield Enterprise) will host the International Entrepreneurship Educators Conference (IEEC) 2013, in partnership with Enterprise Educators UK and the National Centre for Entrepreneurship in Education. Continue reading “Press release: We are delighted to announce that we will be hosting the IEEC 2013” »

1 September 2012 - 10:37 am Necessity really is the mother of invention

The London 2012 Paralympics are well underway now, and it looks like this could be the best one yet – unprecedented numbers of tickets have been sold (one of my friends spent four days refreshing the browser on her iphone to get tickets – she got into the archery, very jealous!), and Channel 4 is promising more comprehensive coverage of the games than any previous broadcaster. Continue reading “Necessity really is the mother of invention” »

  • About the author

    Ali Riley

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    I am one of the three Enterprise Learning Development Officers here at USE, and I work directly with the Faculties of Science and Social Sciences. My background is actually in archaeology - random I know - but I have always had a bit of a side-interest in how people learn, and now this has led me to this very rewarding role! I'm still to be found in muddy holes at weekends though... I'll be blogging about Enterprise Education, including news, events, success stories, and my experiences of working with academics to offer a great learning experience to students.