Tag Archives: Embedded Enterprise

5 May 2015 - 12:55 pm Making Ideas Happen module – is it for you?

Making ideas happen, what is it? What’s it like? – Student perspective. Continue reading “Making Ideas Happen module – is it for you?” »

19 March 2015 - 10:19 am Well of course, it’s “A Matter of Course”!

And so a second week has passed since you joined us at the “A matter of Course” event here at the Enterprise Zone… Or maybe you weren’t here? Fear not, I would love to tell you exactly what happened on that thoroughly enterprising Tuesday afternoon.

It was a cold winter day, and yet our hearts were warmed by the excitement and anticipation of the things to follow. It all started at 12:30, when lovely food and the first few of our guests arrived at the Zone. The chewing and chatter begun in earnest, as we were readying ourself for the event commencement. At 1 pm as we were all full of food for both thought and belly, we started our discussion on Enterprise. Continue reading “Well of course, it’s “A Matter of Course”!” »

22 January 2015 - 12:38 pm Add a 100ml of enterprise… a guide to improving your enterprise experience

Aim:

The aim of this report (blog) is to detail simple ways of improving curricular enterprise experience of every student at the University of Sheffield (and to show off my superior lab report writing skills). Continue reading “Add a 100ml of enterprise… a guide to improving your enterprise experience” »

16 December 2014 - 3:45 pm What does ‘creativity’ mean to you?

Creativity.

What does this word mean to you?

Kids are innately creative. I see this in my own daughter, who’s just shy of three years old. Her make believe play; her imaginative uses for toys that differ wildly from what the manufacturers had in mind; her creation of her own little worlds; she’s constantly making things that are new.

But there’s a danger that this natural creativity can be stifled or stamped out over time. This was something one of our past Interns, Nicole, highlighted in this blog post, and it’s a problem that’s well recognised. Continue reading “What does ‘creativity’ mean to you?” »

9 September 2014 - 12:00 pm We did it!

The morning after the night before…

…or, more precisely, the week after the week before – in which, as some of the USE Team travelled up for three days of enterprise education best practice sharing, discussion and networking (and a bit of dancing) in Newcastle, we were also crossing fingers (crossing everything, in fact) in the hope of the University of Sheffield Enterprise Academy (USEA) bringing a National Enterprise Educator Award (NEEA) home to the Steel City. Continue reading “We did it!” »

4 September 2014 - 10:24 am The value of languages in enterprise

This year I have thoroughly enjoyed working with students and partner companies as the new German for Enterprise module got off to a flying start. In fact, it’s been one of the most enjoyable and rewarding experiences I’ve had in teaching and I can’t wait to get started on next year’s project and meet the new student teams.
Continue reading “The value of languages in enterprise” »

7 May 2014 - 10:30 am The importance of communication

Are you currently completing an assignment where you are working together as a team? Are you all on the same wave length? Communication is the success factor in any team project but have you got the skills to make it work? Continue reading “The importance of communication” »

1 May 2014 - 10:28 am Calling all academics! Nominate your students for the USE Graduation Awards

Do you think one of your students is the most enterprising student at the University of Sheffield? Nominations are invited for the first University of Sheffield Enterprise Award.

Two awards will be awarded for the most enterprising Undergraduate student and most enterprising post graduate students from the University of Sheffield.  The winners in each category will receive £500.

Continue reading “Calling all academics! Nominate your students for the USE Graduation Awards” »

2 April 2014 - 10:27 am Enterprising Academics Wanted…

Have you got a special someone in your life? That enterprising academic that really makes your ideas happen? If so, why not nominate them for the most enterprising academic award at the Student Union’s Education Awards. Continue reading “Enterprising Academics Wanted…” »

12 March 2014 - 10:43 am Want to get your research or project presented at an international conference?

The Spring Symposium happens every year in our International Faculty, CITY College in Thessaloniki, Greece.  This symposium covers a wide range of activities including lectures, diverse cultural meetings and workshops on the subject areas of Psychology, Computer Science and Business. Continue reading “Want to get your research or project presented at an international conference?” »