Northern Enterprise Schools Consortium
- University of Liverpool
- North West
- Date first submitted:
- 29 Nov 2007
- Date last modified:
- 11 Nov 2010
- Personal effectiveness
- Research project skills
- Academic practice
- Knowledge exchange
- Enterprise-related activities
- Career development
- Postgraduate researchers
- Research staff
Rationale, aims and outcomes
What is the rationale for doing this?
How does it fit with institutional strategy?
What are the main features of the provision?
What are the aims and expected outcomes?
The consortium shares resources and participants and offers participants a choice of residential enterprise provision. This year (2010-11) a new Enterprise School will be held in Lancaster. manchester holds its school in Windermere.
• Setting up their own company • Creating business ideas within and outside of academia • To hear from other researchers in similar positions about setting up their own businesses • Understanding the process of academic or commercial exploitation of research results • Gain insight into the transferable nature of research skills to other work environments and career opportunities within and outside of academia. • Interview and cv writing skills • To employ transferable skills and techniques in an entrepreneurial context
Are there any pre-requisites for engagement, e.g. levels of skill, years of experience, essential pre-activities?
How many participate in each 'activity'?
Particiapnts are generally classed as early career researchers
between 30 and 50 participants per school.
Evaluation: benefits, challenges and next steps
How do you monitor effectiveness?
Who do you seek feedback from?
Do you have benchmarks?
benefits include: engagement with employers, potential for inter-university activity, promotion of Knowledge transfer activity, liaison between many of the different University departments engaged with research student activities.
Co-ordinating the many different stakeholders in this activity is the steepest learning curve. It is an ambitious programme and involves a variety of entrepreneurial resources.
The establishement of an effective means of evaluating and assessing completion of the programme through a web based portfolio of activity is a serious resource committment. It is necessary however if pgrs are to be given a flexible choice of achieving their career skills needs whilst exploring knowledge transfer and entrepreneurial opportunities. It also aims to make best use of the many resources and opportunities that are available both within and outside each participating university.
A JISC email group has been formed to share entrepreneurial resources.