The Enterprise Educators UK (EEUK) enable members from different Universities to share and exchange good practice, their members and extended global network connect and share practice through their international conference. To achieve that EEUK provides research funding, bursaries, practical resources, tools and techniques.

It connects educators and practitioners so they learn from each other and are inspired to increase the scale, scope and effectiveness of their enterprise and entrepreneurship education and practice.

One of our TIRI professors has just been awarded an EEUK bursary; Neil Dougan, Assistant Teaching Professor in the Media Department within the Bolton School of the Arts has been awarded the Richard Beresford Bursary. This will pay for two-day course at the prestigious National Film and Television School [NFTS] in London.

Neil teaches Employability and Entrepreneurship and Work Placements at modular level and supports the University’s Employability, Enterprise and Apprenticeship [EEA] Strategy at school level.

“This award will allow me to gain new skills and fantastic networking opportunities. Once we are back to the new normal, taking part in the ‘How to Form a Film Production Company’ course at the NFTS will greatly inform my teaching with students as well as support the ambitions of our media team to reintroduce a production company model into the department where students can gain real life experience and get paid for it.

I’m especially excited by this award as I had actively sought University membership to the EEUK for a time. With Julie Bateman, Louise Iredale’s tenacious support plus Kondal’s (Deputy VC) generous rubber stamp we got it over the line in 2020.”

Neil invites other Enterprise Champions from around the University to explore the EEUK for opportunities for staff and their students and to contact him () if they wish to collaborate across faculties on bids or just want some advice.

‘The EEUK’s purpose is to enable excellence in enterprise education so let’s connect within the University”.

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