This category recognises social and sustainable enterprise and entrepreneurship as key ingredients of contemporary education. It recognises the need for more enterprising people who can rise to the 21st century's economic, environmental and social challenges.
Enterprise skills such as creativity, innovation, resilience, opportunity recognition and self-determination are crucial elements, as are the entrepreneurial skills of new business generation. These may arise from activities within the curriculum, be part of extra curricula initiatives or be linkages of research output with enterprise that transform and benefit society.
Award winning work can be with students, graduates, post-graduate researchers, academics and the business community to build enterprise and entrepreneurship capability across any aspect of the institutions mission. This would include skills that have sustainability connections or environmental technology or linkage of research output with enterprising approaches that transform and benefit society.
It must be evidenced that the initiative enhances the students experience and employability skills as well as resulting in socially and environmentally benefitting impacts.
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The 2014 Green Gown Awards Winners’ Brochure which explores the journeys all these institutions have taken.
The ‘Our Space Your Place’ competition offered a unique entrepreneurial opportunity to University students. Students worked with University faculty and business experts
The University of Gloucestershire Students’ Union aims to grow its Union as a social enterprise hub, acting as advocates for social enterprise as an educational tool with...
The Nike Making Project brought together designers, scientists, coders & students to hack the material system & find ways of de-coupling successful design from...
PDSE is a Community Interest Company that has been set up by Plymouth University’s Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry to oversee the education of its dental students
ReFreshed is a collaborative social enterprise project between Coventry University (CU), homelessness charity Coventry Cyrenians (CC), and Coventry Trading Standards (CTS).
EAUC is delighted and proud to announce the Green Gown Awards finalists 2014 - all vying for the most prestigious recognition of best practice within the tertiary education sector.