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Glyndŵr University secures funding to help develop new wave of entrepreneurship and enterprise leaders

06 September 2010
 
A cash award from a national organisation is set to help inspire a new wave of academic enterprise champions at Glyndŵr University – regardless of whether their traditional expertise is in engineering, English, sports science or animal studies.

The university’s Centre for Entrepreneurial Learning (CfEL) is to lead a project to help teaching staff to embed entrepreneurial activity at the forefront of all of the university’s courses.

Staff will be provided with professional development opportunities, funding for enterprise projects and a resources toolkit to help them along the way.

The initiative has been made possible by an award of £10,000 from the Leadership Foundation for Higher Education, a unique body which provides a dedicated service of support and advice on leadership, governance and management for all the UK’s universities and Higher Education colleges.

Matthew Draycott, Enterprise Associate, said: “This is a unique project as normally universities have only one group of enterprise specialists. This funding will let us disseminate that knowledge much more widely across our staff, making Glyndwr University a leader in staff training in enterprise education.

“This in turn will hopefully enable us to continue to inspire more innovative Glyndŵr University students.”

CfEL was established in 2008 to lead the development of enterprise and entrepreneurship across Glyndŵr University.

The Centre supports students and academics through practical events, workshops, lectures and research in its dedicated hubs, the Zone and the TED team

Recent activities organised by CfEL have included a Virtual Enterprise Conference, looking at how students can make the most of enterprise opportunities using social media, and a competition to design and produce a Glyndŵr University beer.
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