The enterprising mind-set is evident in all our achievements. Enterprise Education at the University of Warwick occurs through our undergraduate and postgraduate courses, but also through extra-curricular activities initiated by both students and staff.
Student enterprise has become a fundamental and expected part of the student experience in all higher education institutions, as attested by Lord Young’s 2014 report, Enterprise for all: The relevance of enterprise in education and the QAA’s 2018 guidance on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education.
Universities are measured on Enterprise Education through the National Student Survey and the Graduate Outcomes Survey. They ask students to consider how well their higher education has developed their ‘enterprise capability’.
Recruiters are increasingly looking for ‘entrepreneurial graduates’, so we have a responsibility to embed these skills and values into all levels of our student provision.
We offer a free online course to all Warwick students which is designed to develop an entrepreneurial mindset.
The programme is open all year round, allowing students to complete it at their own pace alongside their course studies.
Our first online summer programme took place from April-June 2020.
The programme hosted guest speakers, webinars, online activities, articles and a range of information across different innovation-related topics.
Warwick Enterprise are delighted to be working in partnership with the CEIS to bring new social enterprise education to all students at Warwick University.
Steps to Start-up allows students to explore content supporting a range of different categories which will help to support and develop your own social enterprise projects including:
- Planning your social impact
- Building support for your cause
- Testing your ideas on a small scale
- Finding your customers
- Designing your business model
- Securing the Funding
- Getting Ready for Take-off