EEUK provides a range of excusive funding opportunities for members to enable them to undertake research related to enterprise education and to develop their practice and delivery.
The Enterprise Education and Research Project Fund (EERPF) aims to: (i) support the creation and evaluation of enterprise education materials and resources and (ii) facilitate impactful research which adds to our understanding of enterprise education and addresses the needs of the enterprise education community.
Members of EEUK are invited to bid for funding each year and a key principle is that projects should aim to be of benefit to the wider EEUK community as well as the member organisation that is awarded funding.
EEUK established the Bursary in memory of their former Vice-Chair Dr Richard Beresford. Richard had a deep commitment to supporting the personal development of colleagues working in enterprise and entrepreneurship education. The aim is to support the personal development of educators and practitioners, to positively contribute to their practice and to share the story of their learning experiences with the wider EEUK membership.
Thinking about introducing a new enterprise or entrepreneurship education initiative within your organisation? Would it be useful to ask someone else how they have done something similar?
Ask KEN – the enterprise Knowledge Exchange Network is a new pilot programme to part fund travel and accommodation expenses to enable you to visit and exchange knowledge with another organisation.
Ask KEN supports EEUK members to introduce new enterprise and entrepreneurship education initiatives. These could be curricular, co-curricular or extra-curricular initiatives.
Policies related to enterprise education are incredibly important to our members as we know that policy decisions frequently impact on the funding available to deliver enterprise education, as well as mandating what areas of activity should be measured. For example, in England, the changing distribution of the Higher Education Innovation Fund (HEIF) has directly influenced the scale of enterprise education delivery in many universities.
EEUK works hard to build productive relationships with those who influence policy in the Westminster and devolved UK governments. Through our membership, we respond to consultations, such as those for the Industrial Strategy and Knowledge Exchange Framework, and we contribute to publications such as the QAA Guidance on Enterprise and Entrepreneurship Education.Find out more Policy updates
This national award recognises your work and professional achievements through the submission of a written reflective portfolio. Successful completion of this award will entitle you to become a Fellow of EEUK, indicating that your professional practice has been assessed and recognised at a national level.
This is a great scheme providing recognition for all involved in promoting and celebrating enterprise and entrepreneurial education in the U.K post-compulsory sector.
Professor Sally Brown, NTF, PFHEA, SFSEDA
At Enterprise Educators UK (EEUK) our purpose is to enable excellence in enterprise education. The development of this individual award for enterprise educators supports our ambitions “to help the sector to continue to increase the scale, scope and effectiveness of enterprise and entrepreneurship education and practice” by providing national recognition for those working as enterprise educators.
The EEUK membership spans the full range of roles and responsibilities that support enterprise and entrepreneurship. EEUK recognises that many staff bring expertise from their own discipline and/or previous employment/experience to deliver excellent enterprise education across their institution.
It is in recognition of the personal development and career needs of EEUK members and others working in the sector, that EEUK created this professional standard for all those working to deliver entrepreneurial outcomes in others.
EEUK has created three professional pathways that support staff to be recognised for their work as an enterprise educator and acknowledge this important diversity across our sector. These three recognised pathways to Fellowship – academic, practitioner or influencer – ensure that all those who are contributing to the enterprise eco-system are acknowledged equally within this new award – the EEUK Fellowship.